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Case Number: 13A46164, Court: Division 5, Dekalb County
File Date: 02/25/2013
Case Type: State General Civil
Case Status: Closed
Plaintiff - OWENS, THOMAS MITCHELL
Lead Attorney, SITTON, CLINTON W
Defendant - MASJID AT-TAQWA
Aliases - AL MAAD AL ISLAMI INC
Lead Attorney, BAIG, M KHURRAM
Events and Hearings
Filed: 2/25/13 - Dismissed: 10/9/14
ORDER FOR MEDIATION -- Mediation is to be scheduled and completed no later than April 30, 2014. It is further Ordered that discovery in this matter is extended up through and including May 30, 2014.
Hearing Time 02:00 PM 10/09/2014 - Dismissal Without Prejudice - Comment
MUTUAL DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE
10/09/2014 Civil Case Disposition form
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NEWTON COUNTY, GEORGIA -
Q) Which is correct?
1) 3 past presidents came from Newton County,
2) The County was named after Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Newton,
3) A Mosque is setting up a paintball and survival course on 135 acres,
4) None of the Above
(OK, maybe it isn't #2, try #3)
LAST WEEK: SHOULD NEWTON COUNTY ALLOW A MOSQUE TO BE BUILT THERE?
David Ibata for the AJC
A Muslim group has bought land in Newton County for a possible mosque and cemetery, and residents are divided: Some are against a mosque, expressing concerns of terrorism and assimilation; others say that as a matter of religious freedom, the Al Maad Al Islami congregation should be allowed to build.
Here’s what readers had to say.
I believe that the way the news of the mosque’s land purchase was“announced”to the public by (Newton County Chairman) Keith Ellis, over a year later, speaks volumes. The subsequent“moratorium”is out of fears and prejudices. I believe that this hornet’s nest has been stirred up to take attention off the forensic audit and issues regarding our solid waste stream. As a tax-paying homeowner in Newton County, I welcome the mosque and its congregation. They purchased the land and obtained their permit for a house of worship and cemetery according to our laws here. Any impediment to progress for the mosque is an infringement of their rights. Freedom of religion is for all. — Ann Neuhierl
Muslims should not be permitted to build a mosque in Newton County. Muslims always refer to Christians as Infidels. Muslims believe if you tie a bomb to yourself and blow yourself up in a group of people you are a hero. Muslims believe if you tie a bomb to a child and kill a lot of people you have done something good. Muslims have bad sanitary habits. Muslims killed thousands of good Americans when they blew up the Twin Towers in New York. Muslims hate Jews and Christians. Why should America have to pay $400 million to Muslins to have them release four innocent Americans from their prisons? Why do the Muslims put prisoners in a cage and burn them to death? I have no desire to live in or around Muslins. — Bill Almand
There should be no legal way to stop Muslims or Baptists or Catholics from building a mosque or a church or a cathedral in Newton County or any other county in the freedom-of-religion-held-dear U.S.A. — Tom Slaughter
I have been a resident of Newton County since 2002. I consider myself to be a pretty open-minded person, but the idea of a mosque being built here just doesn’t sit right with me. For the record, I am African-American and have a few friends who happen to be Muslim. But I am also a native New Yorker, and 9 /11 has left me scarred. So, no — I would prefer that they build somewhere else. I moved out to the country to get away from all things Atlanta. Looks like all things are now following me. — Tina Banks
I live in Rockdale County, and I am not at all happy about what this could mean in the long term. However, if current zoning laws will not be violated, since we have religious freedom in this country, I don’t see any way to legitimately stop it. I hope this is not a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing scenario. — Dave Spencer
This is not directly relevant to the Newton County issue, but FYI, here are links to what happened when the Suffa Dawat mosque went into a downmarket strip mall about 3 yrs ago:
The entire matter from Start to Finish:
The suit that cost the City of Kennesaw $18,000: http://suffadawatsuit.blogspot.com/
I am also available on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008587503434
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Work Session and Special Called Meeting set for Sept. 13 Regarding Zoning Ordinance/Temporary Moratorium
BANKRUPTCY FILINGS FOR 3 MOSQUE OFFICERS:
Mosque Secretary Kawsar Ahmed
Court: ganbke - Case: 1:05-bk-93228
Chapter 7 Filed 05/11/2005 - Date Closed 09/22/2005
Disposition: Standard Discharge 09/22/2005
Mosque CFO Tarun Ahmed
Court: ganbke - Case: 1:11-bk-66440
Chapter 13 Filed 06/06/2011 - Date Closed 09/23/2011
Disposition: Dismissed for failure to make plan payments 08/18/2011
Court: ganbke - Case 1:11-bk-81405
Chapter 13 Filed 10/31/2011 - Date Closed 02/29/2012
Disposition: Dismissed for failure to make plan payments 01/26/2012
Mosque CEO Mohammad Islam
Probably none. Name is to common to determine, there are 3 listed in N. Ga, 1 in Fla and 1 in Alabama
DEKALB COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Tarun Ahmed, Pro Se, 2663 Beacon Dr, Doraville, Ga, Defendant
FIA Card Services, Inc, Plaintiff
Case: 12A41353 Filed: 03/05/2012 - Dismissed: 07/12/2012
Dismissed without Prejudice
Georgia Domestic Non-Profit Corporation · Updated 2/5/2016
Al Maad Al Islami, Inc. is a Georgia Domestic Non-Profit Corporation filed on December 17, 2004 . The company's filing status is listed as Active/Compliance and its File Number is 0475379.
The Registered Agent on file for this company is Ahmed, Tarun and is located at 2674 Woodwin Road Doraville Ga 30360, Dekalb, Doraville, GA 30360. The company's principal address is 2674 Woodwin Road, Doraville, GA 30360.
The company has 3 principals on record. The principals are Kawsar Ahmed from Lilburn GA, Mohammad Islam from Doraville GA, and Tarun Ahmed from Doraville GA.
3999 Cliff Glen Ct.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Chief Executive Officer
2662 Woodwin Road
Doraville, GA 30360
Chief Financial Officer
2663 Beacon Road
Doraville, GA 30360