After a five-year struggle, a New Jersey town has finally lost the battle to prevent the construction of a new mosque in their neighborhood.
Bernards Township, with a population of less than 25,000, had unanimously voted to deny zoning approval for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque in their area.
Then Obama’s Justice Department got involved, and suits were filed against the Township by the Justice Department and the Islamic Society.
In December, Federal Judge Michael A. Shipp ruled that the township had “openly violated the Muslims’ rights.”
During a meeting last Tuesday night, the planning board voted to settle the lawsuit and issue the building permits, although the details of the settlement have not all yet been made public.
The Justice Department had accused the township of applying unreasonable zoning requirements and fire safety standards to the mosque project that exceeded requirements of other similar construction projects, including requiring an unnecessary number of parking spaces.
The mosque is reportedly just intended to be for 150 people, on a four-acre parcel of land.
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