The Associated Press confirms what we’ve been saying (almost exclusively) about the DOJ. They are supporting Muslims “zoning jihad” around the country.’ via Norwalk reverses stance on proposed mosque – Connecticut Post.
NEW HAVEN — When Norwalk received a proposal to build the city’s first mosque, it was rejected by officials who said the structure was too big for the largely residential area and would create too much traffic.
The applicants filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination and the U.S. Justice Department, which has intervened in mosque projects around the country, launched an inquiry into the handling of the proposal.
Now, the city is moving to settle the lawsuit and support a version of the closely watched project. Norwalk officials say religion was never part of their considerations.
“It was not based on any religious bias,” Mayor Richard Moccia said. “I can’t recall any zoning officer or any city official ever commenting that it happened to be a mosque and that’s the reason they were opposing it.”
Moccia said the Justice Department wrote about two months ago, seeking information such as minutes of a zoning hearing on the project. He said the city responded and has not heard back from federal officials.
The Justice Department declined to comment.
The Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk sued in June after the Zoning Commission rejected the $3.5 million project. On Nov. 29, the Zoning Commission voted to approve the mosque, subject to an agreement depending on the terms of a final settlement.
“We are absolutely glad to see this,” Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said. “We’re going to let the process play itself out and hopefully we’ll celebrate at the end as a whole community in Norwalk.”
It played out and didn’t pass the zoning laws. Then Muslims sued – a classic tactic of terror-linked CAIR. It was likely Hamas-linked CAIR that got the DOJ involved. Muslims and thugs like CAIR will celebrate but citizens of Norwalk can kiss their neighborhood goodbye.
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