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Sheboygan County town OKs mosque Board grants permit after controversy of religious freedom vs. terrorism fears

By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel

A vote by a town board in rural Sheboygan County paved the way Monday for a group of local Muslims to establish the county’s first mosque.

The Wilson Town Board unanimously approved a conditional-use permit that would allow the newly formed Muslim Society of Sheboygan to convert a former health food store on two-lane Sauk Trail Road into a house of worship.

The decision capped months of debate in a controversy that pitted local Muslims’ rights to religious expression against some of their neighbors’ – including some local pastors – fears about terrorism and religious intolerance.