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IONA Attends Warren City Zoning Board Of Appeals Meeting and Exercises Right To Free Speech and Protest

On Wednesday night, March 13, the Zoning Board of Appeals in the city of Warren held a public hearing meeting with a large agenda. The room was packed with residents where the majority of them came to protest the request for a variance in order to allow a former strip club called Jon Jon’s to re‐open.
Imam Mustapha Elturk along with members of the IONA community attended the public hearing. More than a dozen pastors from different churches and community leaders were present to speak out against such a negative and immoral business seeking permission to operate in our community. Imam Elturk presented and read a letter to the zoning board on behalf of the IONA Muslim community of Warren. Attached is a copy of the letter.
The voices and concerns of the residents were heard and recognized. The zoning board unanimously denied the request for variance on grounds of non‐compliance with zoning requirements.
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IONA’s mission is to transform its members and help transform the surrounding communities to righteous, God-fearing people, who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Creator to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our creator God. The strength of our belief in God gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind.