With Brookfield aldermen poised to vote Tuesday on a proposed mosque, one concern raised by critics has been Sharia law.
At a public information session held at Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, leaders of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee explained how Muslims use Sharia law, that they do not apply it to non-Muslims and they obey the U.S. Constitution. Some residents were not convinced.
Mushir Hassan, a Brookfield resident, physician and a project leader for the mosque, also addressed Sharia law among other concerns in a Q&A interview with Patch.
City officials say they can not consider religious concerns when they vote on the mosque request and must stick to site, traffic and zoning issues. The city Plan Commission last week unanimously recommended the project be approved, after listening to overwhelming support from residents and Islamic Society members.
The council meeting starts at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd.
- For more information on the mosque, see Patch's previous stories.