IONA Attends Warren City Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting and Exercises Right To Free Speech and Protest
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PRESS RELEASE: March 14, 2013

IONA Attends Warren City Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting and Exercises Right To Free Speech and Protest

On Wednesday night, March 13, the Zoning Board of Appeals in the city of Warren held a public hearing meeting with a large agenda. The room was packed with residents where the majority of them came to protest the request for a variance in order to allow a former strip club called Jon Jon’s to re-open.
Imam Mustapha Elturk along with members of the IONA community attended the public hearing. More than a dozen pastors from different churches and community leaders were present to speak out against such a negative and immoral business seeking permission to operate in our community. Imam Elturk presented and read a letter to the zoning board on behalf of the IONA Muslim community of Warren. Attached is a copy of the letter.
The voices and concerns of the residents were heard and recognized. The zoning board unanimously denied the request for variance on grounds of non-compliance with zoning requirements.

We thank Allah (SWT) for giving us the strength to exercise our religious and civic duty of promoting what is right and forbidding evil while keeping our neighborhoods and community safe from this kind of business.

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The Islamic Organization of North America, IONA, is a non-violent movement whose aim is to promote and struggle for Justice.
IONA, 28630 Ryan Rd., Warren, MI 48092 | Tel: 586-558-6900 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to read the letter of protest against Jon Jon to the Zoning Board of Apeals

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