Uncertainty of Mosque Permit Disappoints Muslim Community

April 4, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune


On April 4, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "the leader of a Muslim group expressed disappointment and uncertainty about the fate of a proposed mosque and school expansion in the wake of a unanimous rejection by the Morton Grove [IL] Plan Commission... 'We worked closely with our neighbors and the commission to incorporate their suggestions and provide an acceptable plan that is good for the neighborhood,' said Mohammed Kaiseruddin, president of the Muslim Education Center, a Morton Grove fixture for 13 years... Dozens of Morton Grove residents expressing anger about traffic around the center--which draws about 450 people to Friday prayer sessions in the gymnasium--attended Wednesday's Plan Commission meeting... The matter still could go before the Village Board on April 28, but the center had not decided what to do."