US authorities, Texas metropolis settle Muslim cemetery lawsuit


Federal authorities say they’ve reached an settlement with a Texas metropolis that settles a lawsuit over the town’s preliminary refusal to permit an Islamic group to develop a Muslim cemetery.

The Justice Division introduced the settlement with Farmersville on Tuesday, the identical day the lawsuit was filed.

Federal officers say the town, which is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Dallas, violated federal regulation defending non secular teams from discriminatory land-use rules.

As a part of the settlement, metropolis staff should be educated to adjust to federal regulation.

Plans the Islamic Affiliation of Collin County submitted in 2015 have been met with claims the cemetery was a precursor to a mosque or an extremist coaching middle.

Design plans for the cemetery in the end were approved in September , after a metropolis management change.

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