Apparently, Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department aren’t too happy with American towns rejecting Islamic Mosques from being built. According to a recent report from the Washington Post, The Pennsylvanian Bensalem Township violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act when its zoning board in 2014 rejected a zoning request that would have allowed the Bensalem Masjid to build a mosque in the town. Justice Department attorneys wrote in a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
“Our Constitution protects the rights of religious communities to build places of worship free from unlawful interference and unnecessary barriers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. According to the report “The Department of Justice will continue to challenge unjustified local zoning actions around the country when they encroach upon this important civil right.” FULL REPORT