Pittsburgh Officials Back Down on Permits for Muslim Newspaper

August 2, 2001

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On August 2, 2001, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pittsburgh "city officials have yielded to a threatened lawsuit and decided not to insist that distributors of [The Muslim Journal] pay $250 for a permit." The ACLU, representing two salesman of the newspaper who were threatened by a city zoning official, threatened the lawsuit. "The Muslim Journal, which is published in Chicago, Ill., is distributed nationally through street sales."