A plan to build a new suburb dedicated to Muslims runs counter to Quebec's values, Premier Philippe Couillard said from Morocco on Tuesday.

Couillard was reacting to a plan by a tax accountant to build up to 80 houses for Muslim families on 100 hectares of land near Brossard.

Nabil Warda, 68, said he will submit a real-estate development plan Friday to the Islamic Community Centre of South Shore—Brossard  to build a community for about 100 Muslim families.

The idea behind the project is to allow Muslims to borrow money in a way that is compliant with Sharia law, which prohibits borrowing money where interest is payable. It would allow Sharia-compliant banks to own the property as an asset and make money through "rent."

Read the complete original version of this item...