Thursday, January 10, 2013

When All Else Fails Cry Religious Discrimination

The lawyer for a Somerset County Islamic organization believes that the township Planning Board is discriminating against his clients for wanting to build a mosque in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards.
Vincent T. Bisogno, attorney for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, said the board increased the parking requirement to 110 spaces despite a zoning ordinance suggesting a house of worship of this size be required to have 50 spaces.
“Is it (the ordinance) only for Christians?” Bisogno asked during a board meeting Tuesday night.

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