Maryland: “Largest Islamic Project in America…could change landscape for years to come”

via Mosque plan called too large for rural Howard County – baltimoresun.com.

Leaders of the Dar-us-Salaam community in College Park have been looking for years for a new home, a place for a school and a mosque close enough to be convenient for members living in several counties. They’ve scouted hundreds of spots and looked closely at a handful, and now they think they’ve found what they’ve been looking for in the rural western section of Howard County.

The 66-acre former home of the Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in Cooksville, looks just right to the Muslim community leadership, with buildings already in place and plenty of undeveloped land for parking and a new mosque to accommodate thousands of worshippers in the decades to come. To many of the people who live nearby, however, it seems all wrong, a poor fit for a rural community weary of battling what they consider encroachments on the quiet way of life they’ve chosen.

Some remember the “Stop Woodmont Academy” signs sprouting on lawns 12 years ago, when the school staked out a spot in a residential area a few miles from where the project was eventually built on Frederick Road. Now there’s a “Preserve the Woodmont Academy Land” Facebook page; a recent routine homeowners association meeting turned into a session on Dar-us-Salaam that drew a couple of hundred people; and residents talk of fighting a project that to them seems too large for an area of horse farms and homes.

“That’s not what rural, country land on wells and septic was created for,” says David Yungmann, who lives in the Carriage Mill Farms community in Woodbine, about a mile west of the Woodmont site. “We’re constantly defending the rural environment, the rural zoning, which is in law.”

Minhaj Hasan of Catonsville, a board member and project manager for Al-Huda Inc., which runs Dar-us-Salaam, is aware of the nascent opposition and says the organization’s plans may be misunderstood. He says the project is more modest than the rather grandiose descriptions that appeared a few months ago in an Al-Huda newspaper.

“They are rural-type people, they want a quiet place — we understand that,” says Hasan, who graduated from Oakland Mills High School in Columbia. “We want to keep it green, we don’t want to pave over it.”

As residents are taking steps to organize possible opposition, the project is in its early stages.

The corporation has not filed any plans with the county, but Hasan and other representatives have talked with Planning Director Marsha S. McLaughlin and members of her staff. They have an engineer studying whether the project would work, and they have a contract to buy the property for $8 million, contingent on getting zoning approvals by the spring.

The Dar-us-Salaam community is now trying to raise money to buy the land, pursuing a local, national and international effort, according to the organization’s website. Hasan declined to say how close the community is to the goal.

The project was announced in Al-Huda’s newspaper, The Muslim Link, in August. The headline said the new center could be the “Largest Islamic Project in America,” and the article described plans for “three seven-story buildings” and a five-sided mosque around a circular courtyard. Another Muslim Link article now posted on the “Preserve the Woodmont Academy Land” Facebook page mentions an underground parking garage, and says the project “could change the Western Howard County landscape for years to come.” A Muslim Link article last month reported that Dar-us-Salaam was hoping to win approval for a mosque that could accommodate 2,500 to 5,000 people.

One of those newspaper articles here:

Imam Safi Khan said the decision to move to a much larger property in a rural area was dictatedin large part by Dar-us-Salaam’s long term vision to “build a community that can showcase Islamin action.” Dar-us-Salaam’s current projects include religious, social, media, youth, health, and business services and entities.

We have to look at our community’s growth in terms of the next 50 years to 100 years, not just 10 or 20 years down the road. This is an investment in the future of the community, for the Muslims who are here long after we are gone,” Imam Safi Khan told about 200 community members who came to a Sunday, August 5 walk-through and town-hall meeting about theproperty.

A conceptual drawing of the future campus is available on the project’s website http://www.homeoftheheart.org and features three seven-story buildings and a large five-sided masjidaround a circular courtyard. The concept plan also shows a stream and garden going around theproperty, walking and bike paths, a 10 acre farm, a lake, underground parking, and many trees.

 From their website:

Dar-us-Salaam’s new home is in northern Howard County (14196 Frederick Road, Cooksville, MD 21723), far enough from the congestion of Washington DC and Baltimore city to maintain a safe, peaceful rural character, yet close enough to be able to reach major cities like Columbia in about 20 minutes.

The small town where the Dar-us-Salaam campus is located – Cooksville – is just off I-70, about 15 minutes from Ellicott City, Maryland. In 2010, CNN ranked Ellicott City as the #2 best place to live in the nation [1].

Howard County is regarded as one of the best places to raise a family in the United States, ranked #17 in the nation by Forbes magazine in 2008[2]. Howard County is also ranked high in the following areas:

  • 3rd highest median household income level ($101,672) [3]
  • 8th and 9th most educated population in the nation based on the percentage of residents who hold bachelors and advanced degrees, respectively [4]
  • 2nd most technologically advanced county in the United States [5]
  • 3rd most digital county government [6]
  • Best public library system in the nation [7]

How will this small congregation afford an $8 million dollar tract of land, and how did they negotiate a $2 million dollars discount? At least one video on Youtube is soliciting funds from Indonesia.

The future of America is not free:

55 Responses

  1. how can anyone “condone” the establishment of a “Cult” anywhere in the world?

  2. Sharia Law For All, Freedom For None.

  3. Creeping right along just like they SAID THEY WOULD!

  4. Goodbye America!!!!!

  5. check saudia arabia’s involvement; they support mosques, terrorists, jihadists; yet they have an embassy in DC; when will the craziness stop; we do not want these cults in our country; demanding we dismantle our constitution to meet their demands. obama/muzzie will do all he can to help them along. obamas 2nd term a sad day for our country. if the msm would get off their asses and tell the truth about cair and all the honor killings, the crap has to stop. the msm should focus on the real truth of muslim/islam before it is too late. islam is not a religion; what religion kills children; mutilates girls for the pleasure of old men? this is pure bullshit

  6. They need to desecrate the land with pigs blood, pigs heads and pig carcasses. They are not supposed to build a mosque on desecrated land. If they let the muzzies build that mosque then all who live there now will be run off their property by the muzzies. Now that the muzzie in the White House was able to cheat to get re-elected all of America will face a bigger mussie invasion.

    • KEITH, YOU’RE 100% RIGHT!!! THIS LAND NEEDS TO COMPLETELY DESECRATED–PIG’S BLOOD AND PIG CARCASSES SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD START!!! YES, I AM 100% SERIOUS!!!!!ALSO, SOME LOCAL CHURCHES NEED TO BAND TOGETHER TO BUY OFF THIS PROPERTY. IT’S THE ONLY DEFENSE WE STILL HAVE LEFT AGAINST THIS VICIOUS, HIDIOUS ASSULT AGAINST THE FUTURE OF AMERICA!!!!

      I HOPE SOMEONE IN HOWARD COUNTY READS THIS BLOG AND TAKES ACTION W/O FURTHER DELAY!!! THESE INSANE CULTISTS JUST THINK THAT WE AMERICANS ARE GOING TO ROLL OVER AND PLAY DEAD. BUT SADLY ENOUGH, WE SURELY WILL BE DEAD IF WE CONTINUE TO PLACATE THESE WOLVES IN SHEEPS’ CLOTHING!!!!!

      FOR GOD’S SAKE–YES, FOR GOD’S SAKE, (AND I’M TALKING ABOUT THE REAL LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH) DON’T ALLOW THIS WICKEDNESS AND INSANITY TO CONTINUE!!!!!

      • Fried pork rinds and bacon for everyone! Throw a huge Community Carnival Celebrating PORK! Bacon Ice Cream and Hawaiian style pulled pork…sounds fun.;)

        • YES! YES! YES! YES! yesyesyesyes! THESE PEOPLE HAVE AN ACHILLES HEEL JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE! THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT THROW THEM INTO TOTAL CONFUSION–PIGS, LADY PREACHERS, AND LIQUOR STORES–NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER!

          OH YEAH, AND DON’T FORGET THE LOUD GOSPEL ROCKnROLL STYLE MUSIC! OR ANY LOUD MUSIC FOR THAT MATTER!!! MO-MO ABSOLUTELY FORBIDS ALL MUSICAL PLEASURE OF ANY KIND. THEY’RE TOLD NOT TO EVEN LISTEN TO THE ELEVATOR MUSIC THAT IS PLAYED OVER THE PHONE WHEN SOMEONE PUTS YOUR CALL ON ‘HOLD’!!!!!!!!!! WE DON’T NEED TO SHOOT ALL OF THEM WE JUST NEED TO PUT THEM TO AN OPEN SHAME AND CONFUSION!!!!! I’LL GUARANTEE NO MUSLIM WHO’S TRYING TO PLEASE OLD MO-MO WILL STICK AROUND WHEN THE OLD SALVATION ARMY BRASS BAND KICKS UP A ROUSING STANZA OF ‘ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS’!!!!!

          • Desecration with parts of pigs is at worst an offense, it DOES NOT stop them. Wake the hell up.

        • “Caroline! Sounds like a great time!”

    • You have to understand that it would only make a difference to the peon Muslims. Because the ones in charge don’t actually give a crap about the religious restrictions. Because Islam is a political system first and foremost above all, and the peons are fed religion to help those in charge get the job done of taking over lands and peoples.

  7. nothing a little tnt can’t fix…but the pigs blood and other stuff is a good start

  8. Listen I know these people and what you are seeing and reading is very real. Start planning now to fight this project .

    1. Don’t fall into the trap of Anti-Mosque because it is a constitutional right if we get the correct permitting. You will look like bigoted assholes and that is just what we want.

    2. Don’t fall into the trap of a Mosque being a Forward Operating Base for non-religious activities. Once again you will look like a conspiratorial a-hole – and that is just what we want.

    3. The political landscape has changed and become more liberal. My brothers and sisters at ISNA are well entrenched in the Democratic machine and DC. Grover Norquist is even on our side.

    4. If you want to fight this project make the issue about funding and where is the money coming from. If the Mosque wants to maintain its 501c3 status and receive even $1 of foreign money they must register with the FARA Act:
    The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is a United States law (22 U.S.C. § 611 et seq.) passed in 1938 requiring that agents representing the interests of foreign powers in a “political or quasi-political capacity” disclose their relationship with the foreign government and information about related activities and finances.

    5. Jurisdiction for enforcing FARA is with the Justice Department so you will have to hurdle past Eric Holder because he is a “Friend of Ours” if you get my meaning.

    6. Start digging up all the Islamist connections of the “uncles”. If they are smart they will put in the new up and coming Islamist leadership because they are all as clean as the sands of the Sahara.

    7. A seldom used argument is that throughout American history religious institutions have started as small congregations and grew based on the popularity of the clergy and moved into bigger facilities as the congregation grew.

    Only in Islam is it the other way around. In the last two decades we have been building mega Mosques with foreign money (guess who) and they will come – and they usually do.

    This is an interesting observation to voice at every opportunity and flows nicely into follow the money and proper accounting and disclosure.

    8. I tell you this because you ignorant Americans can do nothing to stop us. The vocal opposition will act like clockwork falling into traps 1 & 2 and then the MSM will vilify you and we will do the rest. Even though our opposition will be 100% right in their fears because they understand the Islamic Threat Doctrine – they will lose the war because our PR machine has been bought and paid for decades ago just for times like these.

    Dar al Harb – Dar al Islam

    • TO “Dar al H….” I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, MY FRIEND, BUT I, FOR ONE, TAKE YOU 100% SERIOUSLY! UNFORTUNATELY FOR YOU AND YOUR ILLEGITIMATE CAUSE, YOU’VE FORGOTTEN JUST ONE SMALL FRACTION OF THE EQUATION–THERE IS STILL AN ALMIGHTY LORD GOD WHO RULES AND REIGNS IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE HEARTS OF HIS CHOSEN ONES. HE WILL PUT AN END TO ALL OF YOUR FOOLISHNESS AND WICKEDNESS IN GOOD TIME!!! HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST AND HE’S THE ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR AND SUSTAINER OF THE UNIVERSE! YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR DOMINION AND FALSE POWER–BUT JESUS CHRIST ALREADY HAS ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH!!! CURSE HIM–AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SOUL! EMBRACE HIM– AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE! THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF POWER OR DOMINION THAT IS WORTH GIVING YOUR SOUL TO DARKNESS AND EVIL!!!!! GOD IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY–DON’T REJECT HIM–YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT! HE’S WAITING RIGHT NOW TO RECEIVE YOU WITH OPEN ARMS! HE WILL SAVE YOUR ETERNAL SOUL!!!!! I’M PRAYING FOR YOU!!!!!

      • Randall Todd Royer — Former CAIR official now serving MANY years in prison. Impersonator? Or the real A$$#ole?

        • To P.C.Froqpot, Thanks for your input! Now I think I can make some sense of Randall Royer’s comments which give the appearance of someone talking out of both sides of their mouth, i.e., on the one hand he seems to be against Islam and on the other he says, “you ignorant Americans can do nothing to stop us”–double agent, double talk!!! Yes, now I think I understand. Let’s hope his years in prison have opened his eyes to an element of the real Truth!!!

        • To P.C.Froqpot, Thanks for the input! Now I think I understand Randall Royer’s comments. On the one hand he seems to be praising us for opposing Islam, and then by the same token, he says things like, “you ignorant Americans can do nothing to stop us”–double agent-double talk! Let’s hope he’s benefited somewhat from his incarceration experience. I still say he’s got to be a born-and-bred American citizen–right??? So, if that is the case, who’s the ignorant one? Only an ignorant dumbass literally bites the hand that feeds it!!!!

    • Randall Todd Royer–I wish more people on our side of the issue had such an educated approach and cool head about this thing. When I skim through some of the commentary on these pages I have to wonder how we can even have a chance. Political Correctness has to be outwitted and circumvented, not nourished.

    • Islam is a religion from the devil. Have your fun now because in the end, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Holiest of Holy, destroys your devil-god and all that stand with him. Every knee will bow to the Lord Jesus Christ, including yours. Your Allah-devil and his devil-cohorts lose big in the end, so have your fun now.

  9. Now that America has been conquered and there is an islamic Caliph over us we will require many giant mosques as Americans convert to islam or be enslaved or killed.

  10. If I was President of the United States of America I would deport every muslim on U.S. soil no matter their standing in our country and I really don’t care about being “P.C”, even as President. The muslims cannot be trusted on any level.

  11. We all know where the money is coming from. Same place the money for that Monstrosity in the UK and so many other Mosques being planned for in other countries. Can we say the Saudis and Kuwaitis and other oil rich countries. Obama rewards these bastards by stopping all drilling on Public lands. By denying the keystone pipeline which would provide thousands of jobs for many Americans now collecting a welfare or unemployment check. If you think its bad now, wait till Obama has four more years of his Socialist agenda implemented. were all Fuxxed.

    • Yeah, even just glancing at the concept plan reveals it to be one of those mega-mosques intended to be funded by Gulf states (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, etc) or, in their day, Qaddafi & other dictators who liked to spread the wealth around from time to time to mollify sharia advocates. It won’t be funded by local money “from the neighborhood.”

  12. Depending on what kind of nasty stuff is in the basement, this could result in a rather large and dangerous change in the landscape.

  13. DaPreach – You should hear me wax poetically about Jesus Christ (Peace Be Upon HIm) at the interfaith dialogues we love so much. We tell the Christians, Jesus and all his disciples are prophets that we worship and admire just like you do. The Pastors love it, invite us back, the liberal Rabbis, Allah love them, are like clay we can mold.

    We leave out the little part about the bible and torah being corrupted and Mohammed is the last and final prophet who reigns over all other prophets before him. (we fool you with our sweet lies and if you try to stop us you are a hater and bigot. We Win)

    Robert Bowrosen – Keep talking about Muslims as a group and deporting us all – any you make us the victims every time you dumb ass. Foolish talk like this is why we will win the hearts and minds of the american people – at least those who matter like the policy makers, democratic party, local leaders, and the faith based communities.

    CLUE – nobody has talked about the “Underground Parking” component. That should scare you more than anything. You Americans are so stupid that I love you as my adversaries.

    • “…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”

    • RANDALL, CLEARLY, FROM YOUR NAME AND FROM YOUR ADEPT USAGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, YOU ARE AMERICAN BORN. I WISH IT WERE POSSIBLE THAT ALL OF YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS WERE SPOKEN “TONGUE-IN-CHEEK” BECAUSE, IT GOES W/O SAYING THAT, UNLESS THAT WERE THE CASE, YOU OBVIOUSLY MUST REALLY HATE THE COUNTRY YOU WERE BORN IN. YOUR COMMENTS REMIND ME OF A LETTER WRITTEN MANY YEARS AGO BY THE RENOWNED COLUMNIST, PAUL HARVEY. THE ARTICLE WAS ENTITLED, “IF I WERE THE DEVIL, I WOULD….”

      TO YOUR CREDIT, YOU SPEAK TRUTHFULLY ABOUT YOUR VICIOUS AND DIABOLICAL AGENDA–IT’S WHAT I REFERRED TO IN MY PREVIOUS BLOG AS ‘WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING’. BUT WHY???? WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU????? YOU CAN’T WIN WHEN YOU OPPOSE THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE–AND YOUR ALLAH NEVER CREATED ANYTHING EXCEPT CONFUSION AND HATRED! SATAN ALREADY TRIED TO OPPOSE GOD AND WHERE DID IT GET HIM???? HE’S BURNING IN HELL RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK, DOOMED W/O HOPE FOREVER AND FOREVER–AS YOU WILL BE TOO UNLESS YOU GIVE YOUR HEART AND LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!

      THERE’S ONE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRIST AND ALLAH–CHRIST IS PURE TRUTH PERSONIFIED–HE CANNOT LIE!!!! ALLAH, ON THE OTHER HAND, TELLS HIS FOLLOWERS (THRU HIS MOUTHPIECE, MOHAMMED, OF COURSE) TO LIE, KILL, STEAL, HATE AND DESTROY EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING–INCLUDING OTHER MUSLIMS! MUSLIM COUNTRIES EXIST IN A CONSTANT STATE OF TURMOIL AND TOTAL BEDLAM. THEIR WOMEN EXIST IN A STATE OF CONSTANT FEAR AND CONFUSION!

      IS THAT THE KIND OF “RIGHTEOUSNESS” THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN??? AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL ME STUPID!?!?

      • Hey Gerry, I think I know why your so sacred of me now :). I bet you won’t go to a mosque and say all that you have to say. You a joke to society. And all you Islmaophibic people, concentrate on something else that might help humanity but anyways you make no difference to the world that’s why you must waste your time on these websites venting how much you hate Islam and how it’s such a big deal to your life. Where did you get your education from? And what is your occupation? I’m asking because you sound like your very disturbed and locked yourself In a dungeon Mr. Myers

        • To ‘Creeping Sharia’ – Please do not publish any more comments, i.e., blogs, under the title name:

          ‘Gerry Myers Muslim half brother’.

          My name is Gerry Myers, and I am by no means a brother to any follower of mohammed. Thank you!

        • SCARED? SCARED!?!? Just FYI I’m the one who’s got his name plastered all over this website / blogsite. Question is: WHO IN HELL ARE YOU????? Since you’re so bad-ass, why don’t give your REAL NAME????? Who gives you the right to use my name as part of your name / title????? I’ve informed the “C/S” blogsite not to publish any more comments under your bogus name/ title.

          Oh and just FYI, FYI, FYI — I can’t tell you how much I would welcome the chance to shout it from the deepest depths of my heart and soul–INSIDE EVERY MOSQUE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH–that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL and allah is not lord at all!!!!!

  14. Sounds like most professing Christians should spend more time in the Bible & prayer……. embarrassing to see such immaturity.

    • ALL WHIMSICAL AND CUTE COMMENTS ASIDE, OUR ONLY HOPE AGAINST THIS ONSLAUGHT OF DARKNESS AND DECEPTION CALLED ISLAM IS ABSOLUTELY “THE EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN”! (JAMES 5:16).

  15. Put a pen FULL OF HOGS on that land and you better believe they will consider it defiled… muslim pigs…..

  16. Stop the Muslim now. Islam goal is to kill Christians but now we have one in the white house. If Islamic killers are not stopped we to will have a revolution in this country. There is only one God his name is Jesus Christ.

    • We have to unite everyone in the U.S…unfortunately, with the media and government ONLY interest in spreading “propaganda”…i don’t think “unity” among the general population will be happening anytime soon!

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  18. If Islam is saying they plan to use this to showcase Islam in action, we need to remember the words Taqquiya and Kitman, and also remember that if Islam were as great as it’s touted, why then are we not looking at Muslim nations as the showcase? If Muslim nations are the showcase they want to show America, we need to put an end to it now! Taqquiya and Kitman. Remember those terms. Either way, we need to stop Islam now.

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  20. quick put pig blood and heads everywhere to stop this scourge

  21. looks a little like the flight 93 memorial

  22. You can’t do anything about Islam until you get its US leader out of the Whitehouse!

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