Proposed Muslim School Opposed

October 19, 2009

Source: Chicago Sun-Times,CST-NWS-muslim19.article

Residents opposing a planned Muslim school and meeting place near Naperville are adamant: They have nothing against the practice of Islam in their neighborhood.

Some residents say they oppose the planned facility because they believe its activities would be too late and cause congestion. They said they fear the center would not provide enough parking.

But the lawyer of the proposed Irshad Learning Center said residents oppose the plan because they don't want to live by a Muslim school.

"We know that the neighborhood does not want a Muslim school on this site,'' said lawyer Scott Day during a meeting of the DuPage County Development Committee.

See also: Islam, Schools, Zoning