It looks as if the Justice Department swamp not only has not been drained, but is full of more voracious crocodiles than ever before. This case started during the Obama administration, but it is the Trump administration’s Justice Department that is handing down this ruling. President Trump needs to repudiate it, or else he owns it.
In battles over mosques all over the country, the elephant in the room is not allowed to be discussed: the connections of the mosque leaders to the Muslim Brotherhood and other jihad groups. People don’t oppose these mosques because of “racism” or “bigotry,” but because they’re concerned about jihad terror. With most of the mosques in the U.S. getting funding from Saudi Arabia and surveys having shown that most mosques in the U.S. preach hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, these are legitimate concerns, but discussion of them is foreclosed as “Islamophobic.”
“Diversity and inclusion training,” meanwhile, means having to listen to a lot of lies about how Islam is a religion of peace and Muslims are victimized by “Islamophobia.” The object of the “training” is to intimidate the “trainees” into fearing to oppose Islamic supremacism, jihad terror, Sharia, and the mosques in which such things are preached.
“’Municipalities around the country should pay close attention to what happened in Bernards Township,’ Adeel A. Mangi, lead counsel for the mosque, told My Central Jersey. ‘The American Muslim community has the legal resources, the allies and the determination to stand up for its constitutional rights in court and will do so.’”
Threat noted. It should also be noted that there is no constitutional right to break American laws under the guise of freedom of religion. This principle has been obscured, and needs to be reasserted, or we are in for a world of hurt.
The Trump administration Justice Department should be allowing for such discussion, not strong-arming and extorting communities to support what will likely be a Muslim Brotherhood installation in their midst. Is Sessions even aware of this ruling? Is Trump? If they’re not, it’s criminal negligence, and if they are, it’s something even worse.
“A New Jersey town denied Muslims a mosque. Now it must pay them $3.25 million,” by Katie Mettler, Washington Post, May 31, 2017:
The worshipers waited four years and 39 public hearings for the official denial: Muslims in their small New Jersey town would not be allowed to build a mosque.
The 2015 decision made by the planning board in Bernards Township, N.J., a majority-white suburb of 26,000 people, came after significant public opposition to the mosque that thrust the community into the national spotlight and spurred religious discrimination lawsuits from the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the Department of Justice.
On Tuesday, the township learned the cost of its six-year-old decision: $3.25 million.
As part of a settlement of the suits, the township must allow construction of the mosque to begin at its original proposed location, according to the Justice Department. Bernards Township will pay the Islamic Society $1.5 million in damages and $1.75 million in attorney fees and require town officials to submit to diversity and inclusion training.
“Municipalities around the country should pay close attention to what happened in Bernards Township,” Adeel A. Mangi, lead counsel for the mosque, told My Central Jersey. “The American Muslim community has the legal resources, the allies and the determination to stand up for its constitutional rights in court and will do so.”…