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A New Mosque Rises—in Alaska
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/14/14 | Tamara Audi

Posted on 08/23/2014 6:46:21 AM PDT by marshmallow

Construction Is Part of a Building Boom Nationwide as Muslim Population Rises

ANCHORAGE—On 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


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The 15,000-square-foot mosque, taking shape near a Sons of Norway Viking Hall, will eventually include a Sunday school.....

Sunday is the Muslim holy day. Who new?

1 posted on 08/23/2014 6:46:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Doomed Western Civ is.


2 posted on 08/23/2014 6:47:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marshmallow

Should never happen, it would be built when they allow Christians and Jews to build in their islamic countries.


3 posted on 08/23/2014 6:48:17 AM PDT by Busko (One thing is certain, nothing is certain.)
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To: marshmallow

“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.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 6:48:57 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: marshmallow

Burn that sucker down. The time to treat an infection is when it starts.


5 posted on 08/23/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: marshmallow

A New Mosque Rises—in Alaska

Wrong - A New Terrorist Training Center Rises—in Alaska


6 posted on 08/23/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT by JayAr36 (A Democrat is defined as a liar and a hypocrite.)
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To: marshmallow

Islam does NOT have sunday school....this reporter has been drinkimg Kool-Aid ....


7 posted on 08/23/2014 6:54:22 AM PDT by BCW (ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM)
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To: marshmallow

8 posted on 08/23/2014 6:57:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

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.


9 posted on 08/23/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: marshmallow; BCW; cripplecreek

Will they use the Burnt Out frame of Sarah Palin’s Asroned Church to build it I wonder?


10 posted on 08/23/2014 7:01:46 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: marshmallow

A future terrorist training school and ammo dump all rolled into one.Who would have believed it would be in Alaska of all places?


11 posted on 08/23/2014 7:02:04 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Yes, and then drive them out...

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.

12 posted on 08/23/2014 7:02:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: marshmallow

Is it a mosque or a mooseque?


13 posted on 08/23/2014 7:13:21 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: cripplecreek

Never knew VA had that many muslims.

Can we even class VA home of Stonewall Jackson, and Lee as part of the south anymore.


14 posted on 08/23/2014 7:19:14 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SharpRightTurn

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/


15 posted on 08/23/2014 7:20:54 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary or Warren 2016! Why? Just to have a woman for Historical Purpose?? At least pick a looker!)
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To: marshmallow

Yet another place for Muslims to kill.


16 posted on 08/23/2014 7:31:52 AM PDT by FT hotcake
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To: marshmallow
They built this abomination in NW OH [1980-83] and it can be seen from I-75. No further comment other than it was the third in America and first to use traditional architecture. Ptui.
17 posted on 08/23/2014 7:42:46 AM PDT by W. (Congress: Never bet against their ability to grow stupidity exponentially.)
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To: manc

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.


18 posted on 08/23/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: marshmallow

I don’t have a password to read the article. Does it mention where the funding for the mosque is coming from?


19 posted on 08/23/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: marshmallow

Daily weapons inspections I hope.


20 posted on 08/23/2014 7:51:28 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: cripplecreek; newgeezer

That’s another thing about Iowa that doesn’t suck.


21 posted on 08/23/2014 7:52:14 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: marshmallow
"This is our future," said Osama Obeidi

Your future is everyone else's nightmare.

22 posted on 08/23/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Paladin2
We can largely thank the Supremes appointed by FDR.

They lead the charge to stomp Christianity out of the public square. The vast majority of people will not believe in nothing, and islam is filling the void.

It is far easier to grow despotisms than it is to maintain a republic. Yes, adios to western civ.

23 posted on 08/23/2014 8:42:43 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: W.; cripplecreek
Are we supposed to believe indigenous muzzies, and not foreign hostile nations provided the big $ to build these military outposts?
24 posted on 08/23/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: marshmallow

Wow.

Hey, where are the churches being built in Saudi Arabia?

At least the Egyptian government, once the Muslim Brotherhood was removed, began protecting the Christian minority population.


25 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SharpRightTurn

Buchanan Book, “Death of The West” predicted all of this.


26 posted on 08/23/2014 9:43:27 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: marshmallow

Mosques or bases?

I wonder what the proximity of Mosques to likely targets is across the country?


27 posted on 08/23/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Busko
Should never happen, it would be built when they allow Christians and Jews to build in their islamic countries.

My husband and I lived in Saudi Arabia for five years. On our camp we had "large rooms" that were used for many things. We had a vicar, reverend (for ALL Protestant denominations) and a priest.
The Anglicans and Protestants met once a week but on Friday mornings, as that was the Muslim "Sunday." We Catholics, as usual, had a daily 9:00 A.M. Mass.

I worked Saturdays-Wednesdays, 40 hours a week, as normal. Our "church" was across the street and I only went once a week, on SUNDAYS, because I wasn't going to any stinkin' Friday services "just because."

So I went every Sunday morning. My old Saudi boss allowed it as he was, most probably, a very devout Muslim. He was also VERY smart as he was illiterate but still boss. He had a phenomenal memory.
Harry, my Indian Catholic co-worker, was the problem. He was always SO angry when I went to Mass. He warned me that if I continued to go to Mass he would "tell" on me.
Harry finally did "tell" on me. I never quite figured out why Harry had such a bug up his butt about me going to Mass. I always made up the time. We were both Catholics. What was the big deal?

I will never forget that confrontation in the hallway and Harry yelling at our boss about me going to Sunday Mass when I should be working.
My Muslim boss said: "Harry, God is number one. There is always time for God. {Cloud Mountain} can go to pray whenever she wants."
Lol. I don't know WHOSE jaw dropped first, faster or farther, Harry's or mine.
So I went to Sunday morning Mass. And, because I COULD, I started going to DAILY Mass. Go figure.

I have my Saudi boss to thank for my (STILL) daily Mass habit. We had NO "churches" in the KSA, as they are not allowed, but the Saudis, being Saudis, found a compromise:
*We had priests, reverends and vicars but they were called SPECIAL TEACHERS.
*We had plenty of places to pray but they were NOT called CHURCHES.

Just a few thoughts and I am NOT being critical in any way, shape or form of you or of anyone on this thread. You ARE correct, there are no "churches" or "temples" in the KSA.

There were Jews, however, but ONLY American Jews.
There was SUCH a dearth of medical specialists, especially WOMEN medical specialists, that they hired American Jewish women medical specialists to take care of Saudi women. If there had been a plethora of American Protestant/Catholic medical WOMEN medical specialists, they would have hired them...but there weren't.
There weren't many American Jews, but they were there.

It was quite a place. My husband called it an "adventure of a lifetime." And so it was for us.

28 posted on 08/23/2014 10:28:03 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow

Weapons depots.


29 posted on 08/23/2014 11:23:46 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Steelfish

“Buchanan Book, “Death of The West” predicted all of this.”

You’re right, Steelfish. Buchanan’s book was what I had in mind.


30 posted on 08/23/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cloudmountain

That is a very interesting memory of your life amongst the Saudi’s. I’ll remember it for a long time.


31 posted on 08/23/2014 2:57:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
That is a very interesting memory of your life amongst the Saudi’s. I’ll remember it for a long time.

Thank you. It was, as my husband said, an adventure of a lifetime.
It's as vivid to me still as if it happened last week.
Al-hamdu lillah!

32 posted on 08/23/2014 5:28:36 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Burn that sucker down. The time to treat an infection is when it starts.
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Quarter pound of lard in each mixer load of mortar should not hinder the fire.......


33 posted on 08/23/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: W.

Un-holy Toledo!


34 posted on 08/23/2014 6:54:00 PM PDT by She_is_my_ hero (The speediest of marine creatures)
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To: DungeonMaster
That’s another thing about Iowa that doesn’t suck.

... which is a bit surprising, given that our town is the home of The Mother Mosque of America!

35 posted on 08/25/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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