Right out of the Obama/Holder playbook comes a lawsuit brought by Loretta Lynch and the DOJ against a city in Illinois. Can you say “infringing on the rights of local governments”? And isn’t is funny (aka hypocritical) how this administration only applies religious freedom to Islamic faith?
The city of Des Plaines, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, is being sued by Attorney General Loretta Lynch with the full-weight of the Department of Justice because in 2013, the city council denied a rezoning request by the American Islamic Center (AIC) to turn a commercial business building into an Islamic religious site.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, alleges that the city of Des Plaines imposed a substantial burden on the AIC’s exercise of religion and otherwise discriminated against AIC based on religion when it refused to grant its request for rezoning that would allow it to operate an Islamic place of worship in a vacant office building it had contracted to purchase. The complaint alleges that the city imposed parking standards and other zoning criteria that were not supported under its zoning ordinance and that it had never imposed on non-Muslim places of worship.
Now would probably be a good time to sell your house if you live in Des Plaines.