Religious Coalition Protests Mosque Rejection In DuPage

WILLOWBROOK (WBBM) — A coalition of religious leaders has joined Chicago area Muslims protesting a DuPage County zoning board’s rejection of plans for a new Mosque in southwest suburban Willowbrook.

Members of the Chicago Islamic Council assert they’ve addressed parking and flooding issues.

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However, they don’t believe they should have to fight rejection on grounds stated by the DuPage Zoning Board of Appeals: That a new Mecca mosque in Willowbrook would amount to religious over-saturation.

Jane Ramsey, executive director of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, said the ruling reminded her of real estate covenants that once excluded Jews, blacks and Catholics from Chicago’s suburbs up until 50 years ago.

“In many communities in the Chicago area [it was], ‘no Jews, no blacks, no Catholics,'” she said. “The terminology ‘religious over-saturation’ rings in that same vein.”

Dr Zahir Sahloul of the Chicago Islamic Council says members will await action by the full DuPage County Board before deciding on a federal lawsuit.

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    We can’t build churches in their country, They shouldn’t be allowed to build in ours!

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  • Captain America

    hold on they are muslims their fore we must give them every thing or some wack’o will go crazy…..all in the name of their profhet (nut) allah of course…and sadly we Americans shall be the blame for some terrorist culted religion wages a war on us trying to kill us each day…..who’s side are they on? NEVER hear them speak out against the terriost or the motives WHY ?

  • Sami Martini

    actually, there are a bunch of churches in the middle east. Some of the oldest existing churches in the world are in the middle east, and the middle east has a significant christian population. If you’re truly proud to be american, then perhaps you’d might want to think twice before saying statements that undermine the very basis of this country’s beginning: religious freedom. And please, know what you’re talking about next time.

    • Just Say No To Muslims!!!!

      Christians are welcomed with open arms in Mecca right??? You need to know what you’re talking about you fool!!!

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