The former site of a Grand Rapids daycare center is being converted into the first Islamic grade school in the area.
Some residents opposed the mosque, citing concerns like increased traffic and noise.
Flyers found in residential mailboxes urge neighbors to oppose the project.
“Personally, when I watched the video, I was horrified,” said Dawud Walid, Executive Director for CAIR-MI.
They’re taking to social media to urge local Muslims to stop using the word “abeed.”
The Thomas More Law Center sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations in 2012, saying its Michigan director violated free speech rights.
Michigan had provided Kosher meals to the state’s Jewish inmates but had not made similar accommodations Muslim convicts.
Police say the culprit hits the mosque during prayer services, stealing personal items.
The only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that serve food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped doing so.
CAIR says it’s concerned the accounts are considered risky because of the holders’ religion or ethnicity.