MD: Muslims ‘Shocked' by Move to Seize Islamic Center


County residents who attend services at the Islamic Education Center in Potomac are worried their mosque could be shut down after federal prosecutors started a court process seeking forfeiture of the center's property, which is owned by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which is alleged to have ties to the Iranian government.

Worshippers at the Islamic Education Center in Potomac fear their mosque may be forced to close its doors now that federal prosecutors have moved for the property's forfeiture.

The prosecutors are claiming that the owners of the center's Montrose Road building have ties to the Iranian government, but local Muslims say the potential seizure raises civil liberties concerns. (More)

 


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