A man in Florida recently decided that Muslims have no right to pray near him. So when they tried to build a Mosque in his neighborhood, he took them to court!
A Florida Christian has filed suit to block the construction of a Muslim mosque in an area of Pompano Beach where very few Muslims live. He is concerned that the imam has ties to terrorism and that the facility will pose a threat to his neighborhood.
Rodney Wright, a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, is filing suit against the ICOSF and both the Florida and national offices of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) because he alleges those groups are trying to bring a radical form of Islam to his neighborhood. Attorney Larry Klayman says his client believes the relocation of the Islamic Center of South Florida “presents a substantial harm to the well-being, safety, and health of the community.”
Klayman has filed the case in state court as a simple nuisance complaint, but hopes it will set a trend that will allow other communities across the country to prevent radical mosques from being built.
“This suit is really trend-setting because it is a way that the American people can protect their local communities by bringing nuisance suits,” he says. “The FBI hasn’t obviously done the job down here, or we wouldn’t have had 9/11. We would hope that citizens in other counties, both in Florida and around the United States, would rise up and take similar action.”