(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 4/3/2019) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR-MI), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an order denying the City of Troy’s motion to dismiss a suit against the city for discriminatory zoning practices that kept a Muslim house of worship from being built in the city.
CAIR-MI filed a Federal Lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of Adam Community Center against the city of Troy alleging that the city had violated Adam’s First Amendment Rights as well as engaged in discriminatory zoning practices in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
SEE: CAIR-MI Files Federal Suit Against the City of Troy Alleging Discriminatory Application of Zoning Laws
Muslim Group Sues Troy Over Mosque Denial
Today, a federal judge issued an order denying the City of Troy’s attempt at having the lawsuit dismissed. The order allows Adams suit against the city of Troy and all Individual defendants to go forward.
“CAIR-MI welcomes the decision of the court to allow the case against the City of Troy and all individual defendants to go forward,” said CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Dokoure. “The idea that any city could deny the rights of its citizens to obtain a single place of worship within the city limits goes against the principles on which our nation was founded.”
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure (586) 943-8823, email@example.com; CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, (248) 842-1418, firstname.lastname@example.org