DEARBORN (WWJ) – The Arab International festival has been postponed this year.
The event normally held on Warren Ave in Dearborn was called off after organizers announced a change of venue a few weeks ago.READ MORE: 4-Year Long Project Aims To Repair I-275 Starting This Summer
The change was prompted after the city of Dearborn lost in a lawsuit filed by a Christian group that says its members were arrested at the 2010 festival for trying to share their faith.
Organizers say will use this one year hiatus to put together a quality festival for next year.READ MORE: Pastor Calls For Prayer Rally In Response To Recent Freeway Shootings
It’s not known if the cancellation of this year’s festival was influenced by the announcement by Rev. Terry Jones, the Koran-burning pastor from Florida, that his group Stand Up America! would be protesting at the Arab Festival on June 14.
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