Leaders of the Michigan-based American Islamic Community Center filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Sterling Heights, accusing it of having discriminated against them after the city rejected their plans to build a mega-mosque.
On the same day, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade told the Detroit Free Press, “The Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office have been conducting an independent investigation, and that investigation is ongoing.”
In the federal lawsuit, the American Islamic Community Center accuses the city of being biased against Muslims, citing e-mails from city officials that talked about getting someone to investigate the possibility of the mosque’s leaders being terrorists. In one e-mail, a police official asks whether the FBI can be contacted to see whether the mosque leaders are “on their radar.”
Last year, the planning commission of Sterling Heights voted 9-0 to reject building a mosque on 15 Mile between Ryan and Mound roads. City officials and residents have said their rejection was not based on bigotry, noting that the city already has a mosque, but over concerns that the location was not suitable for such a large building and could cause traffic problems.
YouTube video courtesy of WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
These are legitimate concerns over traffic congestion but NO- these scumbags are blaming it on racism and discrimination. Thanks Obama you filthy POS.
“With a vociferous and racist member of the Planning Commission leading the charge, the Planning Commission voted to reject the site plan,” the center’s lawsuit reportedly read. “With no other choice, the American Islamic Community Center has filed this suit seeking equitable relief to build the Mosque and seeks damages as the City of Sterling Heights’ conduct violates.”
What does race have to do with religion? Furthermore, did anyone in the video above appear racist or anti-Muslim? And did members of the community center ever consider the “choice” of simply respecting the city’s decision — a decision that clearly was supported by most of Sterling Height’s residents?
Probably not, and why would they given that the country is run by an administration hellbent on propping up the petulant grievances of whiny baiters like those of the American Islamic Community Center?
In fact, according to the RLUIPA Defense firm, DOJ investigations involving alleged discrimination against mosques or Islamic schools rose from 15 percent in 2000 to 38 percent in 2010. Who knows how high it has risen since then?
Welcome to Obama’s America, folks … a place where grievance mongering has practically become a career choice. And a profitable one as well.
VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP AND TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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