Cair-Mi and the City Of Troy Celebrate Resolution of Lengthy Litigation Over Mosque In Troy
TROY, MI [11/22/22} - The Michigan Chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and the City of Troy today celebrate a full and final resolution of the lawsuit filed on behalf of Adam Community Center (“Adam”) over a zoning dispute.
Following the celebratory formal dedication of the First Jamiah Masjid of Troy on September 17, 2022, Adam Community Center and the City of Troy announce a settlement of all legal matters that have been pending since 2018. The ribbon cutting ceremony was well attended by Adam Community Center, and Troy City Council members. At the opening of what was the first Islamic place of worship in the City, the Mayor of Troy, Ethan Baker, spoke to community members and celebrated the diverse and welcoming nature of the City.
While the parties involved are confident in their respective legal positions, everyone believes that settlement is in the best interest of all, especially given the emotionally charged nature of these long-pending cases. The settlement is not an admission of liability, but clarifies that the property can be used for religious purposes. The mutually agreeable settlement resolves the lawsuit, and includes an undisclosed award of monetary damages. The full terms of the settlement are confidential, and this press release shall serve as the sole source of information.
Troy Mayor Ethan Baker commented, “The Troy City Council embraces the multi-cultural fabric of our City, where there are many varied locations for our diverse community members to worship, including the First Jamiah Masjid of Troy. We are grateful that we were able to amicably resolve the pending case, and look forward to continuing a positive relationship.”
“Adam Community Center is pleased to have this lawsuit behind them and looks forward to having a permanent location in the City where they can provide religious and educational services, engage in community outreach and do the interfaith work that is at the core of its mission,” said Amy V. Doukoure, CAIR-MI Staff attorney. “The Community stands with the City of Troy in celebrating this settlement.”