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CAIR-NY, Muslims to Announce Lawsuit Over Proposed Yonkers Mosque

CAIR logo(NEW YORK, NY, 9/20/16) – On Wednesday, September 21, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will join other Muslim organizations at a news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Yonkers, N.Y., alleging discriminatory use of landmark laws to hinder long-planned construction of a mosque.

WHAT: Yonkers Muslims to Sue City for Obstructing Construction of Mosque

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC, 233 Broadway, Suite 801, New York, NY 10279

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, 646-665-7599 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Islamic Community Center for Mid-Westchester (ICCMW) and its members, CAIR-NY, civil rights organizations, and interfaith partners will hold a press conference to announce the filing of a civil complaint and request for injunction against the City of Yonkers. 

The Law Firm of Omar T. Mohammedi, LLC, on behalf of its client ICCMW, alleges that the City of Yonkers discriminated against the Muslim community of Colonial Heights when it improperly designated the planned site for their mosque as a landmark.

SEE: Muslims fight to gain right to build mosque

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