Opponents of Orland Park Mosque Threaten to Unseat Board Members in Favor of Building in IL

June 24, 2004

Source: The Star


On June 24, 2004 The Star reported, "If opponents of a proposed Orland Park mosque follow through on their promise, Mayor Dan McLaughlin and village trustees put their political careers in jeopardy Monday. About three-quarters of a vocal crowd — which police estimated to be close to 700 people — voiced objections to the development [of the Orland Park Mosque] Monday and vowed to next year vote out of office McLaughlin and three trustees up for re-election. Apparently unfazed by the threat and acknowledging it must vote in accordance with state and federal laws, the board unanimously approved a special use permit for development of Orland Park's first mosque."