Board Draws Back From Mosque Fray

October 26, 2007

Author: Philip Rucker

Source: The Washington Post

The Walkersville Town Commission has postponed a decision on an amendment to zoning laws that could have blocked a Muslim sect's proposal to build a retreat and prayer center on a farm in the Frederick County town.

In a 3 to 2 vote Wednesday, the commission decided to delay action until January. That leaves the proposal's fate to the town's Board of Appeals, which is scheduled to hold a final public hearing and vote on the mosque proposal Nov. 1.