A plan to open an Islamic center in Kokomo is drawing criticism from some in the community.

The city has approved zoning for the center, which is not being called a mosque, even though both prayer and other worship services are planned there, 6News' Rick Hightower reported.

"We're having a little bit of a hard time declaring what it is, but our intention is that it will be a learning center," said Seyed Zarbadi, president of the Kokomo Islamic Association.

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