A Tennessee Muslim community is fighting to resume construction of its new mosque, when a county judge’s stopped the building from happening. It was reported that the reason the construction stopped was because it violated state law in providing proper public notice. Mosque officials stated that one contractor informed them that he needed the work but would not help construct the mosque because leaders of his own church were against it. However, opponents of the mosque are claiming that this is not due to religion discrimination against Muslims. See full article:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. In a case such as the one above regarding religion, harassment can include, for example, offensive remarks about a person’s religious beliefs or practices. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that aren’t very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive environment. See:
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