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Boulder County Muslims find elbow room in former Baptist church
Daily Camera ^ | 11/11/11 | John Aguilar

Posted on 11/11/2011 6:44:28 PM PST by americanophile

Inside the worship room, carpeting bought off Craigslist covers the floor. Near the front door, simple wire shelving holds dozens of pairs of shoes. Out on the street, dank pieces of paper hung inside a sign box announce a mosque at the corner.

Saied Mabrouk admits it's a modest space with few flourishes and an obviously dated look.

"This is a 40-year-old building; it has a lot of maintenance and repairs for us to do," Mabrouk said before Friday prayers began at the Islamic Center of Boulder.

But he said the center's new location, at 5495 Baseline Road, is a vast improvement over where the local Muslim community used to have to gather for worship -- a cramped low-slung building on Culver Court in Boulder that the center occupied for 30 years.

The new site, which the Islamic Center of Boulder bought for $1.85 million in August, is more than 13 times the size of its predecessor -- 20,000 square feet versus 1,500 square feet.

Where once the fire code limited congregants to 90 at a time, now up to 700 can be accommodated. There's no need to elbow in for a spot on the floor, and women can comfortably pray at the same time as the men, either in the main worship hall or in a separate room.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: boulder; colorado; islam; islamization; mosque; muslims
New FOB in Boulder, CO. So often near universities and in former churches.
1 posted on 11/11/2011 6:44:30 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
ISLAMIZATION PING LIST

"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.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 6:45:09 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

“and women can comfortably pray at the same time as the men, either in the main worship hall or in a separate room.”

How special.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 6:56:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: americanophile

When I went there all we had to worry about were the Krishnas walking around Pearl Street banging on their drums ... things sure have changed ...


4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:02:37 PM PST by Ken522
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To: americanophile

If only they found Christ in a Baptist church...


5 posted on 11/11/2011 7:21:52 PM PST by heartwood
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To: americanophile

Should just call it Commie County, CO., cuz that’s what it is.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 7:22:48 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: americanophile

With 700 bare foot Muzzies doing the Nose-To-Ass prostration maneuver that place is going to stinking like you wouldn’t believe if it isn’t already!


7 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:35 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: americanophile

Boulder is the Berkeley of the High Plains.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 7:31:55 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: americanophile

boulder deserves muslims.

good luck!


9 posted on 11/11/2011 7:43:52 PM PST by ken21
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10 posted on 11/11/2011 8:33:26 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: americanophile

I wish the Catholic Church would raze their closed churches rather than house Muslims in there.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 9:03:48 PM PST by namvolunteer (Trying to adhere to liberal rules of engagement when they have no rules is suicide. - Maelstrom)
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To: americanophile

Ping to this video:

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12 posted on 11/11/2011 9:29:02 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: chris37

We went up there last weekend to go on the Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour. I really can’t stand Boulder. I get a bad feeling going through it. We took a back route to get to the factory.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 9:32:11 PM PST by beaversmom
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Boulder, Co - home of Boulder Dementia Syndrome.

Little as I like Boulder, I do hope they remember that it is not just Queen in Alice In Wonderland who ran around commanding “Off with their heads!”


14 posted on 11/11/2011 9:39:44 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: namvolunteer

Amen.


15 posted on 11/12/2011 1:32:29 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: americanophile

Sommeone should have purchased the former Babtist church and made it in to a Brewpub.


16 posted on 11/12/2011 3:04:02 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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To: americanophile

Time for a slurry run on the Peoples Republic of Boulder.
The entire stain on the State ought be baptised in pig innards.And the slurry runs ought continue until the land is restored.


17 posted on 11/12/2011 4:08:00 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: americanophile

Sickening..


18 posted on 11/12/2011 5:16:44 AM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: americanophile

Oh no. This is 2 blocks from my parents’ house.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 5:14:32 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Fiji Hill

Only in the mind of the boulder.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 9:20:10 PM PST by ourworldawry
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To: beaversmom
We went up there last weekend to go on the Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour.

I toured the Celestial Seasonings factory last Sunday. Perhaps we were on the same tour.

I was in Boulder to cheer on the USC Trojans, who were entertaining the Colorado Buffaloes.

21 posted on 11/13/2011 10:00:57 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Almost. We went Saturday the 5th. Afterwards, I dropped oldest boy off with his uncle so they could go to the Judas Priest concert in Broomfield.

Loved the Peppermint room, but the tour guide’s idea of hanging a peppermint tea bag in the car as an air freshner didn’t work at all. You’d probably need 50 of them to smell anything. Haven’t tried her idea yet of sticking one in hot chocolate.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 5:33:06 AM PST by beaversmom
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