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Islamic Community Group Sues City Alleging Religious Discrimination



    Mosque Plan at Center of Yonkers Dispute

    Muslim residents claim they're victims of discrimination but the city says they're being treated like everybody else. Erica Byfield reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016)

    A New York Islamic group is suing the City of Yonkers for landmarking a house in, what they claim, is an alleged attempt to stop it from being converted to a mosque, NBC News reported.

    The Islamic Community Center for Mid Westchester accuses the city of religious discrimination and constitutional violations for landmarking a 108-year-old mansion in June, after the group purchased it last year. 

    "The landmark designation denies [the center] the right to have a house of worship bearing all relevant Islamic characteristics,” the lawsuit reads.

    The Islamic group wants the court to block the City of Yonkers from enforcing the landmark designation, and to award attorneys' fees as well as compensatory damages no less than $25 million.