Appeals court rules Muslims can build 1st mosque in Carmel

The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Muslim congregation can build the first mosque in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 9:19 PM

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Muslim congregation can build the first mosque in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel.

The court on Tuesday ruled against five people who had sued to stop the construction of the Islamic center more than a year after city officials approved the project.

The Indianapolis Star reports the ruling reversed a lower court decision and upheld an argument by the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals that the plaintiffs failed to file all the necessary paperwork in time to proceed with a lawsuit. A Hamilton Superior Court decision would have granted the opponents extra time to file the required documents.

The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 in February 2 018 to approve the Al Salam Foundation's proposal to construct mosque.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 21°
Kokomo
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 22°
Rensselaer
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Fowler
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Williamsport
Clear
26° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 26°
Crawfordsville
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 22°
Frankfort
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Delphi
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 21°
Monticello
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 21°
Logansport
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 18°
Clear Conditions Continue Into Tuesday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events