SPRINGDALE, Wash. - A Muslim family is fighting the Stevens County town of Springdale over the zoning for a two-story building on its property.
The town council says it's a shed, not suitable for living.
An organization founded by the family, Muslim America, is appealing under a federal law designed to protect religious groups from stringent zoning codes.
The Spokesman-Review reports they are asking for an exemption under the Islamic pillar of charity. The case is being appealed in federal court.