Religious Leaders Urge Approval Of DuPage Mosque

Author: Serena Maria Daniels and Joe Ruzich

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-willowbrook-mosque-20110119,0,4860135.story

Muslim leaders and representatives of other faiths are urging DuPage County officials to reject the recommendation of the county’s Zoning Board and allow construction of a mosque near Willowbrook.

Proponents of the plan said Wednesday that they were troubled that a factor cited during the Zoning Board’s discussion of the mosque was that it would add to an oversaturation of religious institutions in the area.

“How many mosques constitute an oversaturation in DuPage County or the unincorporated area of DuPage County, according to the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals?” asked Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, at a news conference. “The answer would be one. One would be one too many apparently, and that’s very disconcerting to us.”