CAIR-Philadelphia, Law Firm File Civil Rights Suit Against Bensalem Township Over Mosque Refusal

pa bensalem(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 12/8/2014) -- The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) and Storzer & Greene, P.L.L.C. 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 variance application to build the first mosque in Bensalem. (Masjid is the Arabic word for mosque.)

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