Peoria Public Radio: Chicago Suburb That Wouldn’t Allow Mosque to Pay $580,000


On June 6 Peoria Public Radio reports:

“A Chicago suburb has agreed to pay $580,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged the city violated a Bosnian Muslim congregation’s religious freedom when it refused to allow the group to turn a vacant building into a mosque.

In a news release, the U.S. Department of Justice says Des Plaines agreed to settle a complaint it brought against the community as well as a lawsuit brought by The Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians.

The Justice Department said the city discriminated against the group, finding that it departed from its normal practices to deny the group’s request.”

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