Controversial Georgia Mosque Wins Approval
A controversial, 20,000-square-foot Muslim worship center won approval Tuesday by city council members in Georgia.
The Lilburn City Council approved a Muslim congregation’s request to construct the center after two years of contentious debate.
The four-member council was deadlocked on a December vote of the zoning request. It prolonged a yearlong conflict among the Shiite Dar-E-Abbas congregation, city leaders and residents who oppose the group’s expansion.
The congregation owns and worships on 1.4 acres. It originally sought to rezone more property, but later said it would build only a mosque and parking lot.