Cities like Sterling Heights in the state of Michigan are known for their beautiful sceneries. The Muslim population in the state confederated to get approval to establish a mosque, but were shut down strongly. Because of their determination, they pushed on until they finally got approval to build it, despite the fact that Christians are by far the majority in the city.
Many of its citizens are Christians who fled Iraq because they were persecuted for their faith. Those same Christians were shut down when they expressed opposition at a town meeting. Cities are afraid now about getting hit with lawsuits over discrimination that they are willing to cave into anyone’s demands. But the American Freedom Law Center is fighting back on behalf of seven of the Christian residents in the community. They have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Mayor Michael C. Taylor.
On 10th of March, the city allowed the zoning ordinance for the mosque to begin construction, but authorities are now seeking to overrule that finding, although the zoning ordinance was a violation in the first place.
Lawyers for the Christian plaintiff’s said,
“It is evident that AICC wanted to ‘plant the flag’ in this Chaldean Christian community by building this huge Mosque. This is a community of Christians, many of whom fled Iraq because they or family members were subjected to violence and abuse from ISIS. Indeed, AICC’s zoning application was a joke. It knew the City would reject it. Consequently, its lawsuit, which has now resulted in the Consent Judgment, was a complete setup. Unfortunately, Sterling Heights isn’t the only place where these Mosque-building tactics are being employed. We will do what we can to stop it. It is evident that the City caved in to the unreasonable demands made by AICC when the Obama Department of Justice got involved in that case by filing its own lawsuit. The legally obnoxious conduct by Mayor Taylor and the remnants of the Obama DOJ is why the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to clean house and far more deeply than just the political appointees. General Sessions ought to take a look at our complaint and understand what his constitutionally perverse underlings are attempting to accomplish through this illegal Consent Judgment.”