In Maryland, residents are trying to hinder the arrival of a Muslim group. The group is looking to build Muslim mosques and convetion centers in the area, but those opposed to it cite "traffic or loss of tax revenues" as reasons to reject the proposal.
But there seems to be a rather large double standard. Last fall, I commented on a Texas town in which churches had grabbed so much land and made it untaxable that it was stunting business growth, and forcing the government to raise taxes elsewhere to make up for lost revenue. In this case, where there was a legitimate concern, nothing was done to hault the exansion of Christian churches. Yet when a single Muslim church seeks land, it's time to use land taxes as a means of rejection.
From the comments of the citizens, though, the reason for the double standard seems quite obvious: Ignorance.
One citizen was quoted saying, "I don’t know that much about Muslims, but I understand they want to take over the world and want us all dead."
Sounds like someone's taking a page directly out of the Bush administration's playbook.