The Fight For the Right to be Muslim in America

For The Guardian, Andrew Rice reports on Mohammad Ali Chaudry’s challenging quest to build a mosque in his community of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Although nominally a dispute over property use, the conflict has exposed the deep-seeded Islamophobia in the town. Rice writes, “By the perverse logic of the mosque opponents, it was the Islamic Society that had brought discrimination upon itself, by suing over discrimination. There was only one thing the Muslims could do to prove themselves worthy neighbours: go somewhere else.“

Read at The Guardian

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