School to Mosque

September 6, 2012 - 5:35 PM
A sign for the future home of Islamic Culture Association is shown outside the former Eagle Elementary School in West Bloomfield, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. This affluent Detroit suburb with a diverse mix of religions and races and center of the region's Jewish community is the latest battleground over mosque construction, as some residents push back against a school district's decision to sell a vacant elementary school to an Islamic group. The Farmington Hills school district defends its agreement to sell Eagle Elementary School to a Muslim association and an administrator says opposition now can be classified as "Islamophobia." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)