“We are not happy that we have to file this lawsuit,” Imam Senad Agic said. “We are hoping the city council of Des Plaines would understand our religious needs.”
But the aldermen are saying they oppose building any house of worship in that industrial park.
“I don’t care if they’re Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, whatever. It’s not zoned for that particular area,” said Alderman Mark Walsten, who voted against an amendment to allow the mosque, because it would expose the congregation families to hazards.
“Whenever there are children involved in an industrial area, I will not have that on my conscience,” Walsten explained.