The Mega-Mosques are popping up all over America! Just a decade ago there were 200 mosques but now there are over 2000 in America:
The overall number of mosques in the United States quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010! However the first “purpose-built” mosque building was probably a mosque opened in 1921 in Detroit, Michigan. It was close to the famous Highland Park Ford Plant which began mass, assembly-line production of Ford Model T cars in 1913, and where “hundreds of Arab American men” came to work. This mosque included Sunni, Shiite and Ahmadi Muslims, and was funded by Muhammad Karoub, a real estate developer.
Recently, a HUGE Mosque was built in a low income area of Philadelphia highlighting the trend for mosques to be built in blighted urban areas. Michigan has had its share of controversy with the citizens fighting against new mosques being built in neighborhoods. Sterling Heights, Michigan and Farmington Hills, Michigan are just two of the towns that pushed against the new mosques. Watch for this in your community and fight back because with the new mosque comes more and more muslims in your community.
Area Muslims are backing off of plans to build a mega-mosque in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after meeting resistance from residents who fought the project.
Local media are portraying the story as a case of “anti-Muslim backlash” gone wild.
There is no evidence of any physical violence directed against Muslims in the community, but a man did stand up at a town-hall meeting late last year and tell the local mosque leader he was a terrorist and to “shut up.”
The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg has outgrown its current mosque and submitted plans last fall for a much larger facility outside of town in nearby Spotsylvania County.
But now Samer Shalaby, a trustee of the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, tells the Free Lance-Star that the mosque is considering selling some of its land to a home builder and using the proceeds for a possible addition at its current in-town location.
But that could depend on whether residents who live near the proposed mosque site on Old Plank Road are OK with having up to 20 homes there instead.
The Islamic Center bought the nine-acre parcel in 2012 for $230,000 and had planned to build an 8,000-square-foot mega-mosque on the site.
Meetings about the proposed new mosque got heated last year.
At one meeting in November, a sheriff’s deputy reportedly halted the meeting after one man got a little too riled up. The male resident was captured on video pointing a finger at the imam and saying, “You’re a terrorist. Every one of you is a terrorist, I don’t care what you say. You can smile at me, you can say whatever you want, but every Muslim is a terrorist.”
Some at the meeting voiced concerns that the bigger mosque would result in the federal government sending refugees to the community from Syria and other jihadist hotbeds.
The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been a federally designated resettlement site for at least 15 years.
A check of the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center database shows the government has delivered more than 500 refugees to Fredericksburg from Muslim-majority countries since 2002. Most have come from Burundi, Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan, enough to fuel the growth at the local mosque.
The mega-mosque proposal came before the local city council right after the attack on Paris that killed 130 people and wounded more than 300. Then came the attack on San Bernardino in December followed by more attacks by Muslims on Brussels, Belgium; Orlando, Florida; and Nice, France, among other attacks at an airport in Istanbul and a tourist area frequented by Westerners in Bangladesh. Hundreds ended up dead worldwide at the hands of jihadists during a bloody Ramadan.
Read more: WND