After recently rejecting a proposal for a mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan, The leaders of an Islamic center have reportedly filed a lawsuit. As a result of this, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced that her office and the Department of Justice are investigating whether the mosque was treated fairly.
Excerpt From Detroit Free Press:
In the federal lawsuit, the American Islamic Community Center accuses the city of being biased against Muslims, citing e-mails from city officials that talked about getting someone to investigate the possibility of the mosque’s leaders being terrorists. In one e-mail, a police official asks whether the FBI can be contacted to see whether the mosque leaders are “on their radar.”
This the second report of a lawsuit filed from Muslims in the united States. Earlier this week we reported on a Muslim flight attendant that apparently sued ExpressJet Airlines accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers. According to the report, The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.