to build a Muslim cemetery and potential mosque in Newton County — 35 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia — came to a halt Tuesday after the Board of Commissioners put a five-week moratorium on the submission of any plans or proposals for religious structures.

A packed crowd at the commissioner’s meeting erupted in applause and cheers after the commissioners unanimously passed the vote, footage from Atlanta TV station WXIA shows....

The County Commissioner John Douglas called for the motion for the five-week moratorium and cited traffic and not being notified of the plan as his concern. But Douglas also brought up the resettling of refugees in the country an additional concern.

“Well the refugees are coming....” he said in yesterday’s WXIA news report.