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Under pressure from feds, city of St. Anthony agrees to Islamic center
An Islamic worship center once rejected in St. Anthony will open after all under a settlement reached between the city and the U.S. attorney's office.
"The city's decision will be reversed and soon members of Abu Huraira will be able to hold prayer services in this building," said U.S. Attorney Andy Luger Tuesday, standing outside the office building that has been the focus of a two-year battle.
Luger said he was "proud" of the agreement, which settles a lawsuit his office filed against St. Anthony in August. Eight local imams, four from the new center, stood behind him along with other Somali worshipers.
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