Obama Justice Department Sues NJ Town That Blocked Mosque
Associated Press, FOX NEWS
NEWARK, N.J. – The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging a New Jersey town violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it blocked an Islamic group from building a mosque on property the group had bought.
The complaint alleges the town of Bernards discriminated against the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge by amending its zoning ordinances and treating the group differently than it treated other religious groups.
Bernards, an upscale community in north-central New Jersey, is about five miles from Bedminster, where President-elect Donald Trump held meetings with potential Cabinet nominees over the weekend at his golf course.