(WJBK-TV, DETROIT) — A vacant property in Pittfield Township was envisioned to be the home a Muslim community center and the Michigan Islamic Academy. The location was picked to help serve the growing Muslim population in Washtenaw County, but the Pittsfield planning commission and later the township board rejected the plan.

Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the rejection of the site is part of a growing national trend.

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