Posts tagged DuPage County
CAIR-Chicago wins judgment for Muslim Center's freedom of religion

CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce the decision by Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on Friday, March 29, 2013, granting summary judgment to its client the Irshad Learning Center, which is an Islamic religious institution primarily serving the Iranian community.

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CAIR-Chicago wins judgment for Muslim Center's freedom of religion

CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce the decision by Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on Friday, March 29, 2013, granting summary judgment to its client the Irshad Learning Center, which is an Islamic religious institution primarily serving the Iranian community.

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Chicago Sun-Times: Irshad Islamic center case delayed again

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.

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Daily Herald: Mosque requests raising questions in DuPage

For area Muslims, practicing their faith can require traveling to mosques outside their communities or gathering in residential homes to pray. Now after years of fundraising and preparation, several groups want to move ahead with plans for their own places of worship in DuPage County.

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ACTION ALERT: Call DuPage County, Support MECCA Mosque

The DuPage County Development Committee (CDC) voted yesterday to recommend granting a permit to the MECCA Mosque, but the issue is not over yet. The County Board will vote on the matter next week. Call the County Board and show your support for MECCA as well as the other mosques seeking permits.

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Interfaith Leaders Hold Press Conference; Support DuPage Mosque

CAIR-Chicago participated in an interfaith press conference held on behalf of the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), the third mosque denied a permit in DuPage County in the past year.

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Chicago Tribune: Religious leaders urge approval of DuPage mosque

"How many mosques constitute an oversaturation in unincorporated DuPage County, according to the Zoning Board of Appeals?" asked Ahmed Rehab, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, at a news conference. "The answer would be one. One would be one too many apparently, and that's very disconcerting to us."

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Medill Reports: Islamic group puts pressure on DuPage to change stand banning mosque

In tough economic times most neighborhoods would welcome development. But in suburban Willowbrook, they’re waving it off for an unusual reason: religious oversaturation.

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Press Conference Tomorrow to Support DuPage County Mosques

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and civic leaders affirm religious freedom and call on the DuPage County Development Board to reconsider the Zoning Board's decision to deny a permit for MECCA, a mosque in Willowbrook.

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Chicago Tribune: DuPage zoning panel opposes plan for mosque near Willowbrook

Amina Sharif, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said she is concerned that officials are trying to limit religious institutions. In April, the group filed a lawsuit against the county alleging discrimination in rejecting a zoning proposal for an Islamic education center and place of worship near Naperville.

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ACTION ALERT: Call DuPage County to Support Mosques Seeking Permits

Call the DuPage Country Board and show your support for: the Islamic Center of the Western Suburbs (ICSW), the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), and the Irshad Learning Center (ILC). Make your voice heard and make a difference!

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