Stop Blocking Muslims from Building Mosques

Target: Jeanine Lawson, Brentsville District Supervisor

Goal: Allow proposed mosque access to public sewer system.

A new mosque proposed by All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in a small Virginia town is being opposed by locals with a variety of concerns, but the Muslim organization believes these excuses are a front for anti-Islamic sentiment. A group of about 15o to 200 people gather just once each week in a rented hotel space to worship and want their own facility so they can offer more services and events to their members, but access to the public sewer system is posing a potential halt to their plans.

Locals cite increases in traffic pollution, suburbanization, and destruction of a beautiful environment as reasons why the mosque should not be built. Most homes in the community use septic tanks, but ADAMS claims this method would limit the size of the facility, noting that it’s also less environmentally friendly. The organization instead asked to use the public sewer system just as two churches have been allowed to do in the recent past. A commission voted to recommend approval but the county still has to grant access. Sign this petition to demand that Prince William County allow ADAMS to build its mosque.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Lawson,

America is supposed to be a place for people to worship who and how they please. It is suspected that in the town of Nokesville, locals are trying to oppose the development of a mosque in their community, which would serve around 200 people, because of anti-Islamic sentiments. The government cannot continue to foster this level of prejudice in its citizens.

American Muslims deserve a place to pray and hold services and events just as much as any other person who follows a religion. Christian churches in the same area have been allowed to connect to the public sewer system, and I demand that you allow ADAMS the same privilege.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jim.henderson

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