Proposed mosque in Indiana draws oppositionJanuary 12, 2018
By The Associated Press
CARMEL — An Islamic congregation’s plan to build a mosque is facing opposition from residents of nearby upscale neighborhoods in a northern Indianapolis suburb.
The Al Salam Foundation is proposing to construct Carmel’s first mosque, which has been welcomed by local faith leaders and the city’s mayor. Those who are opposed have raised concerns about property values being hurt by additional traffic and calls to prayer disturbing the peace.
An online petition against the zoning for the mosque has received more than 1,000 signatures.
Supporters of the project have regarded the mosque as a sign of greater diversity and a boost for attracting international businesses.
Al Salam leaders say that the project would take a minimum of two years to build if approved.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Over the course of 25 years, Leroy and Donna Bleemel opened their Jasper home to children in...
The sky is the limit for the twisting, turning, sky-high-jumping David Fisher.
A partnership between Vincennes University Jasper Campus and Purdue University marks new...
Poison hemlock, an invasive species native to Europe, has been rapidly exploding in the area...
With a growing population throughout Indiana, bald eagles are likely to be seen around the...
In the last month, park officials have been dealing with vandalism in Huntingburg City Park and...
Three Jasper High School students, now graduates, created a short film that won several titles...
Jasper’s new comprehensive plan will take a little more than a year to create and will be done...