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An Islamic school may sue a Washtenaw County township over a zoning decision. The Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees last night turned down the Michigan Islamic Academy's request for a zoning change that would have allowed the academy to build a new school in the township, just south of Ann Arbor.

Lena Masri is an attorney with the Council on American Islamic Relations. She also represents the academy.  Masri said the trustees' decision is disappointing.

"I believe this is a blatant infringement of MIA's constitutional rights," said Masri, "We are looking to other options…which include going to court and requesting the (U.S.) Department of Justice to intervene."


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