Monday, September 1, 2014
(St. Anthony, MN) -- The City of St. Anthony is being sued by the Federal government for alleged religious discrimination, after the city rejected a proposed Islamic center. City Council members denied the proposal for the Abu Huraira Islamic Center in 2012. The civil rights lawsuit claims that St. Anthony violated federal law. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger says in the past, the city has allowed similar institutions to assemble in the area where the proposed center was denied.