Yesterday, CAIR-MI held a press conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against Pittsfield Township over its denial of zoning for an Islamic school.

In October 2011, the Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees denied a land use variance request of the Michigan Islamic Academy (MIA), despite the school meeting every requirement put forth by the township’s planning commission to qualify. That action was a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act (RLUIPA).

See: WXYV Channel 7 CAIR-MI (Video): Islamic School Files Lawsuit Over Discrimination

See:“CAIR-MI: Suit Filed Over Zoning Denial For Islamic School(CAIR-MI Suit Filed Over Zoning Denial)”:http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/02/23/suit-filed-over-zoning-denial-for-islamic-school/

See:“CAIR-MI (Video): Township Sued After Rejecting Islamic School Plan(Township Sued)”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ow3g9Vy4dY

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