The Sterling Heights planning commission voted down 9-0 a proposed mosque.
City hall was filled to capacity with 240 people waiting to hear the outcome. Hundreds more waited outside chanting “No more mosque” and “God Bless America.”
The fight was over the size and scope of the 20,500 square foot building in a residential area.
Those against the mosque say it would cause too much traffic and congestion. A small group hinted at linking the house of worship to extremism.
Mosque leaders say they offered to revise and downsize the plan, changing the dome and towers, but that didn’t work.
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