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Justice Department: Bensalem discriminates against Muslims

July 21, 2016 GMT

By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER

Bensalem Township has temples, synagogues, churches. But it does not have a mosque, because Bucks County’s largest municipality has declined to grant a permit for a mosque, and that constitutes religious discrimination, the U.S. Justice Department said in a suit filed Thursday.

The suit seeks to have the township give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, to provide training for township employees regarding religious land-use laws, and to pay unspecified damages.

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