After this week's huge victory in DuPage County, where the town rejected a Mosque/Islamic center in a house on quiet residential street, some of the ongoing stories of abuse and intimidation are finally being told. I am not publishing the names of the victims -- they have to live there, and the Muslims make their lives miserable.
The Islamic Center of Western Suburbia (ICWS) wants special accommodation and special permission to put a mosque and Islamic Center on a small, quiet residential street in pastoral DuPage. Their request for a conditional use permit for this rabat was rightly denied this week.
CWS vs DuPage Cnty:
Early on one of the neighbors reported she was out in her yard and one of the Muslims asked her "Do you have insurance on your house? She asked why he wanted to know that and he said "You never know what might happen." She had been complaining to the County about all the cars parked all over and in her driveway so they tried to intimidate this elderly woman.
Since June of last year when Mark Daniels became the lawyer for ICWS, there has been no activity on the property. Daniels told ICWS to stop all activity and he told us he told his clients that. The States Attorney finally took them to court and in the end, they had to pay $7,000 in fines. So, the neighbors have reported that since last June, it has been nice and quiet over there, like it use to be before they bought the house.
Before that and for 3 years, ICWS continued to violate the red tag violations put on the property. So they violated our zoning laws while enjoying tax free status. That is one thing I have never understood. Why were they ever granted tax free status for worship service/food pantry purposes when the property address listed on that IRS form was not zoned for that purpose???!!! Kevin has a copy of the actual application and I actually spoke to the IRS employee with the Illinois Dept of Revenue who signed off on the approval. He told me their paperwork was in order and that is why he granted them tax free status. I said so I pray and in my house and we pray before each mail, do I get tax free status too and his reply (rudely) was you can apply for it, that doesn't mean you'll get it.
I thought the saddest testimony given at this last hearing was the lovely neightbor who talked about how that property use to have horses on it and now they are gone and they had removed the kitchen out of the house so the house it use to be was gone. It wasnt' a home now. That broke my heart listening to her.
I strongly urge the good people of Brookfield County who are fighting a similar fight to document the abuse and intimidation that Islamic supremaicsts may heap upon them.
Here's the latest on the Brookfield rabat.
If you are a Brookfield resident, or have private or business ties to the city, and are concerned about the plan to build a mosque in Brookfield, due to traffic and safety risks for the intersection of Calhoun Rd and Pheasant (at the RR tracks, on the same block as the First Student bus company), please consider electronically signing one or both of these petitions: here
This petition requests the Brookfield City Council to table the conditional use permit decision until the City Council answers five *traffic and safety questions, to the satisfaction of the city's residents. Petition here.
The second petition is "looking for one hundred mighty men that are called to stand up against intimidation tactics and come to the Common Council Meeting in Brookfield on May 15, 7:45pm." The tactics were apparent at the Public Hearing on May 7 and are expected again at the Council meeting.
Please forward, or copy and paste, on to other Brookfield residents who share our concerns.
All interested citizens (Brookfield and surrounding municipalities) are welcomed at the May 15 Council meeting.