Advertisements
Top Stories

Locals celebrate unanimous decision against controversial Michigan mosque

Following a lengthy debate over the construction of a 20,000+ square-foot Islamic worship center in a residential area of Sterling Heights, Mich., ended last week with a vote of the town’s planning commission.

Commissioners voted unanimously against issuing the building permit after hearing concerns from several affected residents. One asserted:

You guys are forcing us out of this neighborhood.

Several said their families were afraid of the potential that the Islamic center could breed extremism. The audience cheered one man’s firm stance:

A facility to store weapons, training, whatever it is—we don’t need this in our city. Pick another one.

Outside city hall, a group of enthusiastic activists cheered the 9-0 decision.

Like The Extract on Facebook for relevant, engaging content daily.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: