Troy City Council taking up Mosque decision
After losing at the federal court level, the City of Troy needs to decide whether to appeal the decision or take no further legal action. The city was sued by a Muslim group and the Department of Justice over the city’s refusal to grant zoning approval for the proposed Mosque in a commercial site at 3565 Rochester Road.
Metro Detroit leaders respond to the repeal of Trump’s ‘Muslim travel ban’
DETROIT – One of President Joe Biden’s first moves in the White House was to repeal former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. When Trump enacted the travel ban, thousands of Metro Detroiters protested nearly immediately. Initially the ban restricted travel from many Middle Eastern countries. And when visa applicants request entry to the United States, we will apply a rigorous, individualized vetting system. But we will not turn our backs on our values with discriminatory bans on entry into the United States.
Lawsuit filed against Michigan prisons for violating Muslim religious liberties
Lawsuit filed against Michigan prisons for violating Muslim religious libertiesDETROIT — The Michigan branch of the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) has filed a lawsuit against the state’s prison system for violating religious liberties of Muslim inmates. An attorney for CAIR-MI, Amy Doukore, said it’s not only a violation of religious rights, but women’s rights as well. “It’s embarrassing, it is humiliating and it is degrading for Muslim women,” she said. Doukore said this is one of a series of lawsuits CAIR-MI has filed because it believes that the MDOC is not taking Muslim religious rights seriously. “We have a dedication to our Muslim brothers and sisters facing incarceration to protect their religious liberties,” she said.arabamericannews.com