Palos Heights Mosque Case Puts Spotlight on Religious Freedom

May 22, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On May 22, 2005 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "although Al Salam Mosque Foundation's attorney Gregory Kulis is disappointed a federal court jury rejected the Muslim group's claims that Palos Heights violated its civil rights and kept it from building a mosque five years ago, he's glad the lawsuit put a glaring spotlight on the issue of religious freedom. 'We're glad we brought this to the attention of the nation,' Kulis said Saturday, pointing to the national media coverage and half-dozen books dealing with the Chicago area Muslims' plight. 'Despite the verdict, this case will hopefully teach people that these type of actions are not condoned.'"