Skip to comments.Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)
Posted on 06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center.
The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1z0o5In ).
"There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said.
The former church held its last Mass in the summer of 2013, and has been vacant ever since. The congregation merged with the one at nearby St. Pascal's Church.
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Didn’t they bring a bunch of Somalis into the area?
Government dollars at work. Making the country more dangerous every day.
May Sharia Law rest lightly on your headless shoulders.
G-d does not live in a building made by man. A stone structure is just that. It can be turned into a night club or whatever. G-d is where people are gathered to worship Him and Yashua and it makes no difference what sort of covering they’re under, from a tent to a cathedral ...
God taught us to choose life. It appears a Minnesota town’s choosing death. Ungood.
Yes, they have been importing Somalis for some time now. I don’t know why.
Yes, I understand that, but still, the news is shocking, to me.
LOL! They’ll get there.
Caliph Baraq was in Minnesota on Friday!
Was he there to dedicate the new mosque?
Oops that should have been
I used to live right by that beautiful church. Back when there wasn’t much diversity beyond Scandinavians, Italians and Poles. And everybody had real jobs.
Lots of Middle Easterners since the 1970’s. Had my first gyros there, and it wasn’t Greek, was called something different, same thing; it was some kind of Arabs and really good. Also Palestinians. The Somalis are more recent.
Another new outpost for the newly created caliphate.
Oh, Christians helping Muslims establish a Caliphate. Interesting muslims don’t help out Christians in Muslim countries. Huh, Christian compassion is naive by doing this.
There, fixed it.
So no problems with muzzies taking over a Catholic Church, eh? St. Paul - the new Mosul, church by bloody church.
Islam has nothing to do with life.
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