Sunday, June 3, 2007

Mosque replaces affordable housing

POMPANO BEACH – A man who filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent an Islamic center from building a mosque near his home said the center’s representatives told him the city would take land he owns near the proposed mosque if he did not sell it. “The attorneys representing the Islamic Centers of South Florida sent my family a letter offering to buy land we own next to their proposed site,” Rodney L. Wright, 42, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, said in an exclusive interview with the Broward Times. “They threatened that the city would use eminent domain to take it from us if we didn’t accept their offers.’’

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