The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to get involved and investigate a possible 'anti-Muslim' hate crime for a Minnesota town rejecting the construction of an Islamic Center on zoning law grounds.
"On Tuesday, St. Anthony City Council voted 4-1 against providing a conditional use permit for the “Abu-Huraira Islamic Center” after tabling the item for months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. It is reportedly the first time in seven years that an Islamic place of worship has been blocked by local government in Minnesota.
“This is the first one [in Minnesota] where we’re seeing so much anti-Muslim hate involved,” said Lori Saroya, president of the Minnesota chapter of CAIR."
(h/t Weasel Zippers)