Pennsylvania: DOJ & CAIR Force Mosque on Residential Bensalem Neighborhood Not Zoned for Houses of Worship

Source: Mosque To Be Built In Bensalem As Township Settles Lawsuit – Bensalem, PA Patch

BENSALEM, PA — The Justice Department and Bensalem Township have reached an agreement to resolve allegations that the township violated the law when it denied zoning approval for a mosque two years ago. As part of the agreement, the Bensalem Masjid will be permitted to build the mosque on Hulmeville Road.

The Bensalem Masjid sought to build a mosque on three adjoining parcels of land, but the application was denied by the Zoning Hearing Board after several public hearings in 2014.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the township in July 2016.

The complaint alleged that the Bensalem Township’s denial of a variance imposed a “substantial burden on the Bensalem Masjid’s religious exercise, treated the Bensalem Masjid less favorably than the township treated nonreligious assemblies and discriminated against the Bensalem Masjid on the basis of religion,” according to the Justice Department.

The lawsuit also alleged that the township placed “unreasonable limitations” on religious assemblies generally through its land use regulations.

The Township has also agreed to review and amend its zoning ordinance to comply with the requirements of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA). Additionally, the Township has agreed that it will advise its officials and employees about the requirements of RLUIPA, among other remedial measures.

A separate agreement resolving a similar lawsuit brought by the Bensalem Masjid against Bensalem Township has also been reached, according to information from the Justice Department.

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At public hearings, zoning board members expressed concerns about parking and traffic, as well as the size of the proposed mosque, which is located in a residential area. DOJ argued these concerns were frivolous, especially in light of the fact that the board previously issued such variances to other religious groups and commercial interests.

Some 200 families belong to the congregation, called Bensalem Masjid, which currently rents space at a local fire hall. Members of the masjid say the space is insufficient to their liturgical and spiritual needs.

The town has granted another Muslim congregation, Faith Unity, a permit to build a mosque in the township.

Another successful zoning jihad battle won by terror-linked CAIR and their Muslim counterparts in the DOJ that will force a large mosque located in a residential area that was not zoned for house-of-worship.

PS: Before it becomes a mosque issue, it’s an immigration issue.


15 thoughts on “Pennsylvania: DOJ & CAIR Force Mosque on Residential Bensalem Neighborhood Not Zoned for Houses of Worship

  1. It does so boil down to, now that can build this mosque, tax them 3 times as much because they occupy 3 lots, make them pay through the teeth. If they do not pay, seize the property.
    Islam is a Cancer, as thus it must be Eradicated, World Wide ASAP!
    Islam is NOT a religion, maybe a cult at most, but more of a Political system then a Religion
    Since the start of islam, 270 million People have been killed by muslims world wide, it is not a religion of peace.
    To back up my facts watch this video and see for yourself –

    • Totally agree – Our Constitution is being used as a weapon against us in order to promote Allah and cancerous (correct adjective) Islam. If Americans don’t get a grip and realize how we are being taken over, inch by horrendous inch, by Muslims who profess to be “Americans,” as well as all the immigrants B. HUSSEIN Obama invited in for the past eight (long, destructive) years.

  2. How DARE the DOJ approve this over the wishes of the surrounding people AND the City Council! All I have to say to this is it will give these citizens someone to SUE when trouble comes. Damnit!

  3. What legally has to happen to have Islam not a religion? What criteria is used to differentiate a religion from a club, or a cult? I’m serious. What can we do legally to have Islam declared a non-religion? These savages are using our laws against us and it’s time to turn the tables. And what about the terrorist aspect? I know of no other “religion” that uses killing, mass murder and widespread violence as part of their doctrine. It’s time to go after these Muslims for what they are, a highly organized terrorist cult.

  4. I keep seeing many of the people using the word IF a simple two letter word saying it may it can be stopped we can do this we can do that only. Here is a word few will want to hear and fewer still will agree with, We have lost when Obama was elected we lost when those who voted for the Democratic Party members in the Congress the House we lost. Why? that answer is simple MONEY and the tool of Oppression PLC. Congress the Supreme Courts and The DOJ have instill a religion in our nation and done so with the use of the threat of and manipulation of the laws. No one can say anything negative about Muslim nor can it be said that there are Muslim Arab terrorist without being said to be committing a hate crime or better still you are a racist. Yes the greats tool for the loss of freedom is PLC and the reason is the fear the threat of law suits which drain a community of its money. Now remember PLC has been used and still is used to force Christian religious teaching out of public schools to attack catholic schools, but it is used to force the teaching of Islam on our children why? PLC calls it good. PLC is a FEAR movement composed of Intolerant bulling Bigots. So as I have said in the past anyone who votes Democratic may as well bow down and join in the walk down the wide road to insanity and fear brought on by beingPLC

  5. Since when did our government care what the citizenry thinks. As long, as they stay away from my family we’re good. Whoever, if you chose to get stupid, you must pay the price.

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  8. Is there any information on inclusionary/inclusive zoning in relation to Sharia? I want to live in a neighbourhood that will not turn into a future no-go zone. With this kind of zoning I am concerned this might be unavoidable. How silly are my concerns here with regards to this kind of zoning in Canada? In Ottawa there doesn’t seem to be any neighbourhoods where one can move completely away from lower rent and coop housing. One wonders if it is not by design to lay the groundwork of a future caliphate.

  9. I suspect the flames are coming… it’s just a matter of when. The disease of islamo-satanism must be driven to extinction… and it will according to Biblical prophecy.

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