Renaming Street After Muslim – Surprisingly No Christians Upset, Just Muslims

Ceremonial Renaming of Street Leads to Unusual Lawsuit Claiming Religious Liberty Violation

Howard Friedman
9/23/13

In August, in what the local press called “street naming season in Patterson,” the Patterson, New Jersey City Council renamed a section of Van Houten Street on which the Jalalabad Jam-E-Masjid mosque is located as Alhaj Forman Ali Street to honor a local Muslim who was said to have played an instrumental role in the founding of the Islamic Foundation of New Jersey that built the mosque. The seemingly innocuous resolution however has become extremely controversial in the Bangladeshi Muslim community of Patterson.

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