Kevin Vodak, CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director, defends the Irshad Learning Center near Naperville and aims to help them restore the center with a conditional-use permit.
Naperville Television 17 reports on the current status of the Irshad Learning Center’s developments in the Naperville community.
Representatives for each side were scheduled to submit responses by Monday to motions for summary judgment filed by both parties. The deadline for turning in that paperwork to Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was moved to Wednesday.
CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director, Kevin Vodak, responds to DuPage County’s objections to a proposed mosque in the Western Suburbs – making parallels to the difficulties in the development of the Irshad Learning Center in Naperville.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif spoke to the Islamic Center of Naperville’s Youth Group on Sunday, November 13th, about how to be an effective Muslim leader. The audience included about 100 middle school and high school students from the Naperville area.
The County Board Tuesday gave unanimous thumbs-up to ordinance revisions that over the past few years were crafted, criticized and reworked in an attempt to streamline the process of locating places of assembly in residential districts. The new set of rules applies to clubs, lodges and other organizations as well as religious uses, but about 90 percent of such requests that come to the county are from faith groups.
The lawsuit naming DuPage County for its refusal to allow an Islamic prayer center just east of Naperville is moving ahead after attempts to settle the issue apparently fell short.
CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce the decision by District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer this week to deny DuPage County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the county on behalf of the Irshad Learning Center, a Naperville mosque.
CAIR, which advocates for religious freedom and civil liberties in the Muslim community, also maintains that Irshad officials tried to pursue remedies for the permit refusal through normal administrative channels before filing the federal suit.
Kevin Vodak, the attorney arguing the case for CAIR and Irshad, was pleased overall with the ruling.