Saturday, March 24, 2012


CAIR-LA, Law Firm to File Suit Over Denial of Lomita Mosque Permit

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 3/21/12) -- On Wednesday, March 21, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), along with the law firm of Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richardson & Renick LLP (HSKRR), will file a legal complaint against the City of Lomita for denying the Islamic Center of South Bay’s (ICSB) application to rebuild and renovate its facilities.

Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a civil rights investigation of the decision by the city to deny the mosque's land use application.

WHAT: CAIR-LA, HSKRR to Announce Legal Action; Informational Tour of Mosque
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of South Bay, 25816 Walnut Street, Lomita, CA 90717
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda, 714-776-1847 or 714-851-4851, E-mail:; HSKRR -- Anne Richardson and Reem Salahi, 626-585-9600, E-mail:,

FOR BACKGROUND, SEE: CAIR-LA Welcomes DOJ Probe Into City’s Denial of Mosque Rebuilding

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

HSKRR is a private civil rights law firm that has been litigating complex employment, class action, and civil rights cases since 1991. For more information about HSKRR,

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