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In March 2017, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the permit for a Muslim cemetery after the board’s attorney had warned the county would face religious discrimination claims. Although the county’s planning staff and…

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In November 2014, the Castle Rock Township Board of Supervisors denied the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association’s application for a conditional use permit on 73-acres of land zoned residential. The rejection cited the size of the project, loss of tax…

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In November 2017, the Tyrone Township Planning Commission holds a public meeting at which a Muslim developer’s proposal for a green cemetery is discussed. The proposal draws critique from residents primarily concerned with the potential groundwater…

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In June 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals of Dudley, MA denied the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester’s request for a special permit to develop a cemetery on 55 acres of vacant farmland off Corbin Road. The board justified its unanimous decision by…

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In May 2015, the Walpole Board of Health denies Al-Marhama Islamic Burial Services a special permit to construct a cemetery on three acres of land. The board justifies its decision under reference to potential groundwater contamination because the…

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In December 2019, the Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals rejects by a vote of 4-1 a cemetery proposal by the Muslin Community Help Association of Fort Wayne, citing insufficient planning and justification behind the proposed size of the cemetery…

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In 2014, the Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission issues a CUP for an Islamic cemetery near Kuna. The Islamic Community of Bosniaks in Boise wants to use parts of a 36-acre lot as a burial ground. The property is already zoned for conditional…

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On July 18, 2018, the Appomattox County Planning Commission announced that the Greater Lynchburg Islamic Association had withdrawn its petition for a conditional use permit to operate a cemetery on an 8-acre property zoned agricultural. The county’s…
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