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A community center and a school.

That's why Michigan Islamic Academy says it purchased a 26.9 acre piece of land in Pittsfield Township in 2010.

"This was no surprise to the township, we did all the traffic study's and everything asked of us" says Tarek Nahlawi of MIA.

Nahlawi says it was a surprise when the Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees rejected rezoning the land for the school.


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