Carmel, IN

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In April 2018, opponents of the proposed Islamic Life Center in Carmel file a lawsuit to challenge the Board of Zoning Appeals’ approval of the project. After a serious of contentious public hearings that drew record crowds, the board had granted the Muslim group a special use permit to construct a mosque in a residential area.



Proposed Project

The foundation wanted to build a 35-foot-tall mosque with a footprint of 13,000 sf, a flattened bronze dome topped with a crescent moon, and a 75-foot-tall decorative minaret. The majority of the 15-acre property would be reserved for green space.



“Carmel, IN,” U.S. Mosque Controversies, accessed December 5, 2021,

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