Archive for March, 2011

Department of Justice Investigates Lilburn Mosque Controversy

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a civil rights investigation of the Lilburn mosque controversy that began when the Lilburn City Council voted 4 to 0 to deny a rezoning request by the local Muslim congregation of Dar-E-Abbas for a 20,000-square-foot mosque, cemetery and gymnasium on about 8 acres at U.S. 29 and Hood Road

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is investigating the city of Lilburn’s treatment of a local mosque seeking to expand.

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The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division issued a statement to Channel 2 saying “The department has an ongoing investigation and declines further comment.”. . .

[Attorney for the Mosque] said one of four things could result from the DOJ investigation:

–DOJ could do nothing

–DOJ could intervene as a party in a current lawsuit

–DOJ could file a friend of the court brief

–DOJ could file it’s own lawsuit

 

 

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