Iowa: Controversy over North Liberty City Officials Plan to Lease Land Intended for Muslim Youth Camp

June 4, 2003

Source: Fox News,2933,88569,00.html

On June 4, 2003 Fox News reported that "a proposal to build a camp for young Muslims on federal land in Iowa is causing some controversy in the neighborhood... The site in North Liberty, Iowa (search), used to be a Girl Scout camp – but now the Muslim Youth Camps of America (search) has other plans... Leasing federal property to non-profit groups isn’t unusual for the Army Corps. But this proposal has raised hackles among residents in the community. Some complaints are environmental in nature because of the size of the proposed camp."