June 2017 – Christian refugees are going to court protesting the building of a mega-mosque in their neighborhood in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Although there where many problems based on zoning laws as well as objections from residents, the mayor and city council, pressured by suits from the Obama Department of Justice and a Shiite Muslim group, decided to push the building permit through.
The mosque would be the third in Sterling Heights, although the Muslim community is relatively small in a city that is home to the nation’s second largest community of Chaldean Christians.
“This is a community comprised of the largest minority of Assyrian/Chaldean Christians from Iraq and consists of more than four generations of refugees and genocide victims under radical Islam,” said resident Nahren Anweya.
WND reports that this is the second battle over building a mosque in Michigan in less than a year – earlier, a mosque was forced on Pittsfield Township.
“They’re utilizing foreign funding from Iran, and Saudi Arabia is also funding many other mosque projects throughout the country,” Anweya said. “This is exactly what happened to the persecuted Christians in Iraq … Do Americans want the exact same issue right here in their backyards?”
The Christians filed a lawsuit through American Freedom Law Center against the city and Mayor Michael C. Taylor on March 13.