Washington — for nearly 10 months, a muslim congregation in the philadelphia suburb of bensalem, pennsylvania, pleaded with township officials to allow the construction of a mosque, paying for expensive traffic studies, repeatedly explaining islamic practices, revising and re-revising design plans, and then receiving the final. The bensalem masjid inc home uncategorized mosque sues bensalem township, pennsylvania over denial mosque sues bensalem township, pennsylvania over denial. Bensalem alumni bensalem community center bensalem distinguished alumni award bensalem education foundation bensalem high school renovation project. Litigation seeking to permit a muslim organization construct a mosque in bensalem township, bucks county, will proceed after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the us department of justice. A muslim congregation in suburban philadelphia has filed a federal suit against bensalem, claiming the township has violated its constitutional rights by denying them permission to build a mosque. Muslim congregation bensalem masjid inc filed a lawsuit in federal court monday alleging bensalem township, pennsylvania, has violated the religious group’s constitutional right to exercise its religion and be treated equally, by refusing to let the group build a mosque.
Us sues pennsylvania town for ban on building mosque there is no mosque in bensalem township muslim residents currently meet for. Please note: all user passwords are case sensitive this home access center website is used by multiple districts to allow parents to view. Bensalem doesn't have a mosque, and so a muslim group wants to build one but according to a lawsuit, the township isn't exactly making it easy for them. The latest tweets from bensalem township (@bensalemtwp) 1 of 50 best aplaces to live in the country-money magazine bensalem, pennsylvania. Bensalem township has temples, synagogues, and churches, but in 2014 bucks county's largest municipality declined to grant a permit for a mosque that, said the us justice department in a suit filed thursday, constituted religious discrimination the suit seeks to have the township give the.
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The justice department is taking a pennsylvania town to court over a municipal board’s denial of a zoning application for a mosque, accusing officials of discriminating against a local muslim organization on the basis of religion the bensalem township violated the federal religious land use and. On september 1, 2017, the parties entered a settlement agreement in united states v bensalem township (ed pa) as part of the agreement, bensalem township, pennsylvania will permit the bensalem masjid, a muslim nonprofit religious organization, to use its property for the purpose of building a. 1 in the united states district court for the eastern district of pennsylvania the bensalem masjid, inc v bensalem township, pennsylvania, et al.
Bensalem township is an area of 22 square miles bounded on three sides by the delaware river, neshaminy creek and poquessing creek the town was founded in. The philadelphia chapter of the council on american-islamic relations (cair-philadelphia) and storzer & greene, pllc filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of a muslim congregation called bensalem masjid challenging the discriminatory and burdensome zoning system in bensalem, pa, as well as the township’s denial of their.
History the muslim community around bensalem began to form in the early 1990s when many muslim families moved to bensalem, pa a local muslim group was formed in 1999 and, with permission from the township of bensalem, met weekly in an office room for friday prayers. Bensalem township country club offers great dinning and catering services in bucks county pa, bensalem pa and philadelphia pa. Explore recently published bensalem township news stories from 6abccom. The us department of justice has filed suit against bensalem, alleging that the township us justice department sues bensalem for denying the muslim faith.