St. Anthony,Minnesota: City Votes to Reject an Islamic Center and the Federal Gov’t Sues to Allow it
Why are governments forcing mosques where the majority of the local population don’t want them?
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced the filing of a lawsuit against the city of St. Anthony for an alleged violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. Photo courtesy of: The Star Tribune
The U.S. attorney said St. Anthony violated the rights of a religious group by not allowing a prayer center to open.
The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center.
The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that have flared in many U.S. cities when Muslims have sought to establish worship centers.
“An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said at a news conference in Minneapolis. “I will not stand by while any religious…
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