Tag: Islamic center

Federal government sues Minnesota city for rejecting proposed Islamic center

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The U.S. government is suing the city of St. Anthony forhalleged religious discrimination for rejecting a proposed Islamic center in 2012, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Wednesday. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, alleges that the St. Anthony Village City Council treated the group’s application for a conditional use permit at the St. Anthony Business Center on less-than-equal terms as other, non-religious permits to assemble. “Freedom of religion and the right to assembly peaceably are enshrined for all Americans in the Bill of Rights,” Luger said in a news release. “The people of Abu Huraira have a right to assembly peaceably — they have a right to practice their religion, and it’s our job to enforce that right.” more startribune

Backlash Continues Against U.S. Muslims

Backlash continues against U.S. Muslims W. Spfld. Islamic center continues to get threats Ryan Walsh WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Muslim community dealt with a stereotypical backlash after the September 11th attacks, and it is a backlash that continues…

Islamic Center Receives Bomb Threat

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro receives bomb threat MURFREESBORO — Murfreesboro Police and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating a bomb threat at the local Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Police spokesman Kyle Evans said Imam Ossama Bahloul contacted MPD…