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Kennesaw approves plans for mosque in strip mall
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The Kennesaw City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a mosque in a strip mall, reversing an earlier decision to reject it.

The council on Monday night voted 5-0 to approve the permit.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports ( that the vote came despite protests from about 20 people outside City Hall. They held signs saying "Ban Islam" and "No Mosque" and waving American flags before and after the meeting.

The council's 4-1 vote against the mosque earlier this month also drew protests from supporters of the worship center. A lawyer for the mosque had said his client was considering a lawsuit if that earlier decision had stood.

Kennesaw is about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.