Skip to comments.A New Mosque Rises—in Alaska
Posted on 08/23/2014 6:46:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
Construction Is Part of a Building Boom Nationwide as Muslim Population Rises
ANCHORAGEOn the edge of this northern outpost an unfamiliar sight is emerging: twin minarets. Alaska's small but growing Muslim community is building the state's first newly constructed mosque.
"This is our future," said Osama Obeidi, one of the Muslim-Americans leading the building effort for the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage. "We have second-generation Alaskans now, and new people coming all the time. We need a place to call home."
The 15,000-square-foot mosque, taking shape near a Sons of Norway Viking Hall, will eventually include a Sunday school and a community center. Heated floors will make worship in the bitter winters more comfortable.
The mosque is perhaps the clearest sign yet that Islam in the U.S. is rapidly pushing beyond traditional population centers such as Detroit and Los Angeles. As the number of American Muslims grows through both immigration and higher-than-average birthrates, domes and minarets are sprouting in areas as varied as the eastern mountains of Kentucky and Louisiana's parishes.
The building boom reflects American Muslims' desire for a sense of permanence as their religion shifts from one mainly imported by immigrants to one practiced by their American-born children and grandchildren, Muslim leaders say.
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Sunday is the Muslim holy day. Who new?
Doomed Western Civ is.
Should never happen, it would be built when they allow Christians and Jews to build in their islamic countries.
“Alaska’s small but growing Muslim community”
Another sign of the slow but sure death of the West.
Thank you Obama, Bush, and other open doors presidents and congresses.
Burn that sucker down. The time to treat an infection is when it starts.
A New Mosque Risesin Alaska
Wrong - A New Terrorist Training Center Risesin Alaska
Islam does NOT have sunday school....this reporter has been drinkimg Kool-Aid ....
Naw, I have heard it on good authority they are going to use these freshly hatched muzzies for bear bait when the time comes. Their call to prayers gobbledegook sounds like a wounded moose.
Will they use the Burnt Out frame of Sarah Palin’s Asroned Church to build it I wonder?
A future terrorist training school and ammo dump all rolled into one.Who would have believed it would be in Alaska of all places?
Some place needs to set the example, start ridding communities of the ideology of death and destruction, root it out.
We all need to stop referring to this deadly, infected, festering scab on humanity as a religion, it is a conglomeration of only the very worst aspects of communism, fascism, marxism, nazism.
Is it a mosque or a mooseque?
Never knew VA had that many muslims.
Can we even class VA home of Stonewall Jackson, and Lee as part of the south anymore.
Thank you Obama, Bush, and other open doors presidents and congresses............................................... Most of the thanks can go to our great statesman and Senator from Massachusetts the great champion of immigration, (and World Class Swimmer) Teddy Kennedy! s/
Yet another place for Muslims to kill.
Muzzies in Virginia are mostly in the Northern Virginia D.C. metro area, plus Richmond.
Most of the rest of the state is true to the memories of Gen. Thomas Jackson and Gen. Robert E. Lee.
I don’t have a password to read the article. Does it mention where the funding for the mosque is coming from?
Daily weapons inspections I hope.
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