$1.7 Million Dollars- that is how much that Pittsfield Township, MI is being forced by the US Justice Department to pay a group of Muslims to build a 70,000 sq foot mega mosque after being sued by CAIR when the zoning board voted against permitting the monstrosity to be built:
A Michigan township will pay an Islamic school $1.7 million as part of a settlement reached after a majority of the planning commission voted against a Muslim group’s request to build the facility.
Earlier this week, Pittsfield Township agreed to pay the sum of $1.7 million and allow the Michigan Islamic Academy to begin construction of a 70,000-square-foot school.
Pittsfield agreed to the settlement which was reached after two lawsuits were filed against it by the U.S. Justice Department and the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
In a statement released Thursday, CAIR-MI said the settlement is one of the largest ever settled based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.
“We welcome the settlement with Pittsfield Township and hope the outcome of this case will serve as a deterrent to other municipalities throughout the country seeking to deny Muslim institutions the right to build or expand their facilities on the basis of religion,” stated CAIR-MI Legal Director Lena Masri.
In August 2011, the Pittsfield Township Planning Commission rejected in a vote of 3-2 a request by the Islamic Academy to build a school in the area.
“About 125 residents attended and about 50 spoke during public comment. Most of those opposed to the plan stressed that they have no issue with the school being Islamic, but said their concerns centered around traffic, children’s safety and the school being inconsistent with the master plan,” the Ann Arbor News reported in 2011.
Later in October 2011, the Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to affirm the recommendation from the planning commission to reject the rezoning request of the Islamic Academy.
In February 2012, the Islamic Academy and CAIR filed a lawsuit against Pittsfield in district court, accusing the Township of violating their religious liberty under RLUIPA.
The Justice Department eventually filed a suit against Pittsfield in October 2015, with U.S. District Attorney Barbara McQuade writing in a statement that they filed the lawsuit “to protect the right of all Americans to practice their religion and receive the religious instruction and education of their choice.”
“This complaint alleges that Pittsfield Township denied the Michigan Islamic Academy’s request to build a school in violation of that law,” continued McQuade. (source)
I don’t believe the town wants this- they were forced to do this.
I have been saying it for years and I will say it again: America will not be conquered from without by a Muslim army, but if Islam does conquer, it will come from within from the court system. The most dangerous Islamic terrorist today does not put on a headscarf and strap a bomb to himself while randomly shooting people with an AK-47, but he is clean shaven wearing a designer-brand suit and carrying a briefcase while going to court each morning on behalf of his clients. The Muslim lawyer is the real “trojan horse” because as it is an unspoken but universally recognized fact of life in America that legislation comes through the courts, and since the judges are all taken from the ranks of lawyers, then if there are enough Muslim lawyers then it is only a matter of time until a Muslim becomes a judge, at which point he can be able to raise himself through the ranks of the courts until he reaches district and possibly even the Supreme Court.
Abid Qureishi, a recent Obama appointee for federal judge and terrorist sympathiser. As I wrote about him, Islam’s greatest weapon to conquer America is the courts.
One of the key points that has aided this is America’s unhealthy obsession with “diversity” at all costs and regardless of the “diversity” in question. Yes, it is good there are people of different backgrounds represented in the fields of public service in American life, but background does affect how a person responds to any given situation for better or for worse. Diversity does not always mean better, it just means different. The Muslims know this well too, and as such they are able to easily exploit the American left’s obsession with diversity by simply saying that “there are not enough Muslims in positions of legal leadership so that is discrimination,” and the self-righteous American left, enmeshed in their pride, will find ways to give Muslims who want to be lawyers favor over true hard-working Americans regardless of color or creed that is not Islam.
Mark my words, this forcing the mega mosque on this township is just another step in the descent of the USA from its roots into Islam, for if the government continues to force cities and individuals to pass laws and spend money to the favor of Muslims and Islam, then it is only a matter of time until this same government does the opposite to Christians with the same goal of uniting America to the dar Al-Islam.