Al Madany Islamic Center
Norwalk, which engaged in a lengthy dispute over plans for a mosque, has been asked by the Department of Justice to review regulations related to religious institutions.
Norwalk will pay litigation damages to Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk, buy Al Madany’s site and help it find an alternative site.
Neighbors who oppose the Al-Madany Islamic Center project worry that 42,000 mosque and community hall will draw hundreds of people to the area, ruining the quality of life while jamming local streets with traffic.
The city of Norwalk and officials planning to build a mosque have agreed to settle a case that could have cost the city millions. But some neighbors of the project are still not happy.
A huge turnout is expected at a public hearing in Norwalk tonight as Muslims renew their efforts to build a mosque in a residential neighborhood in the city.