Skip to comments.New Mosques Cropping Up In Chicago, Study Shows
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:57:51 AM PDT by americanophile
Protests against new mosque construction have made headlines from New York City and Chicago to Los Angeles and Nashville.
But despite the push-back in some communities, one new academic study shows the number of mosques in the U.S. continues to grow especially in the Chicago area.
It's demographics that drive this story. An estimated 400,000 Muslims live in the Chicago area, many in wealthier suburbs. But some observers see something else going on here: a lesson in good old Chicago politics.
Abdulgany Hamadeh is a pulmonologist who moved here from Syria 30 years ago. First a county board turned down his proposal for a mosque in suburban Willowbrook. But after a high-profile interfaith press conference, a meeting with the Chicago Tribune editorial board and some face-to-face schmoozing with county politicians, his revised plan got the votes.
"You have to know the right people," Hamadeh says. "You have to know the right channels of communication. And eventually, I think you need to be on the right path. And then you will get what you want."
It's a lesson the younger generation is quick to pick up on. In Chicago, the Muslim federation is recruiting young lawyers for a new "zoning task force." Back in Orland Park, 34-year-old attorney Mohammed Nofal is a member of his mosque's board of trustees. He also serves as a commissioner in neighboring Tinley Park and as the Muslim co-chairman of a local interfaith group. He says the mosques are assets to the community. He also argues that it was the specter of contentious mosque hearings that inspired many of his peers to get more involved.
"[It's] no different than how the young generation is taking the lead in the Muslim world and putting a new face on the Arab Muslim community,"
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"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.
Follow the money. You can bet the trail leads back to the petro-sheiks and perfidious princes.
If those Wahabi financing tentacles were cut, they’d mostly die on the vine and what remained would have to adapt and evolve.
I’d like to see how many mosques are dominated by foreign-appointed fire-breathing hate-imams.
In less than 2 generations simple demographics will turn the tide. Muslim family size is more than twice the size of non-muslim families. While the western peoples abort their heirs the easterners train theirs to become activists. Numbers do not lie.
...backed by Washington.
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Sorry, I got this story mixed up with the one about mosquitoes in New York.
Mosque = Arsenal
Mosque = Arsenal
They're counterbalanced only by the large family sizes of Mexicans and other Hispanics in the Southwest. In some future time, those two entities will battle it out for dominance over the landmass of the former USA.
To some degree, they all are, IMO. "Moderate" muslims don't exist... only patient ones.
Colonize a geo-political area by concentrating your numbers in selected areas and gradually overpower the local voting blocs. Then expand to the next area, and the next...
Some other factors working in the muslim colonists favor:
The only hope for this country is to have islam declared a political ideology and not a religion. Which means there is no hope. Our “freedoms” guaranteed by the constitution will be our downfall.
If soetoro wins reelection you´ll see a lot more than just mosques going up.
Thats Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hugging it out with the President of the US, G20
Our European allies, by contrast, received simple handshakes.
This needs to stop ........ Minarets are used to spy on the surrounding area and when their time comes, to fire on non-Muslims. This is their plan ... read the koran in the original arabic.
States/Cities should pass bans on the ‘call to worship’ [Obama’s ‘most beautiful sound in the world’] and the McCarran Act should be implemented.
Congress is full of WIMPS.
Probably a big part of the reason, is that people are being forced out of their countries by crazy-ass terorists, wars amd armies back home.
How many freepers do you think can read arabic?
U.S. assistance to Egypt is helping political parties of all ideologies prepare for the upcoming elections --even Islamic parties that may have anti-Western agendas.
There is absolutely NO WAY IN HELL that I could live anywhere near one of these Mosques, none.
It would be bad enough to even have to see one of these things in my area, but if I were forced to listen to their call to worship, I would completely lose it.
Perhaps I am not as strong as I should be, but I flat could not deal with this.
Rather than be sent to prison, I’d be forced to sell everything I have, buy a much larger boat and get the hell out of here.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent...Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.
I fear you are exactly right.
The confusion is understandable.
One of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset, is the crashing of the surf with the sounds of seabirds.
Or, the crying sounds of the Obama family as they move the last pile of their junk out of the Peoples House. American patriots will stand in victory and glad shouts will be heard, “Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, We are Free At Last”.