South Carolina: New mosque will issue a call to prayer five times a day

via Rock Hill’s ‘mosque of peace’ nears completion | Andrew Dys | Rock Hill Herald Online. h/t Iron Burka

After years of planning, construction and the hard work of fundraising without being able to borrow even a dollar, Rock Hill’s first mosque is just months from opening its doors.

The name of the mosque – Masjid Al-Salam – was voted on by the membership and announced this week.

But this building on Main Street just west of downtown is not just opening to Muslims. The Islamic Center of South Carolina, which is building the mosque, wants it to become “a part of the spiritual life of Rock Hill.”

“This building will be something for all people to be proud of,” said longtime Rock Hill resident Nazir Cheema, a retired engineer and member of the Islamic Center’s building committee. “This is a house of worship. A house of God. We always will welcome all.”

The group has used a storefront on Cherry Road for years as a worship site. The hardest years, after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington – when Muslims were generally viewed with suspicion or worse because of the acts of extremists – are behind them. Overt hostility seems to be waning, or done.

Scores of Muslim students, most from other countries, attend Winthrop University. They are practicing members of the Islamic Center, and the college’s allure to foreign students is hoped to be one way to keep the Mosque thriving and filled with young people who need a place to pray, gather and find community.

Unlike some other places around the country – Murfreesboro, Tenn. and a spot near Ground Zero in New York City, the most vivid examples – the Rock Hill mosque has not faced much, if any, public opposition.

“In all the years of the project, I don’t recall any opposition directed toward the city or the City Council,” said city spokeswoman Katie Quinn.

In rural western York County, a small Muslim group has kept to themselves, yet generally flourished, for more than three decades. Called Holy Islamville, that group of several dozen Muslims has taken on more of a public character since the 9/11 attacks to make sure that residents and neighbors have nothing to fear.

Most of the noise against area Muslims – specifically Islamville – came from media hack jobs and other groups that apparently cannot accept that Muslims do not want to destroy the same America that Christians and Muslims live in and thrive in each day.

Biased much? The bold and brave Andrew Dys doesn’t even mention the “hack jobs” – but he does a fine job shilling for Islam, most of which we cut out.

The mosque is two stories plus a minaret, or tower. The top is just over 46 feet from the ground – as high as zoning codes will allow.

The building features a marble-tiled entranceway, prayer rooms for men and women, and ablution stations for washing before prayers – the actual and symbolic purification that prayers of all religions espouse.

There are classrooms, office space, a kitchen.

Some of the tiles were donated by a non-Muslim Rock Hill resident who saw the construction and wanted to help.

Except for having the men and women separated at services, the building looks a lot like any Christian church. On both floors, there are rooms that were built with windows so non-Muslims can attend services and watch.

“We want everyone to be able to observe what we do and see that it is prayer,” Moore said.

Instead of bells as some downtown Christian churches have, the mosque will have an outdoor speaker. Just like mosques around the world for Islam’s billion-plus people, the speaker will issue a call to prayer five times a day.

Are residents aware of this? Are they prepared to hear the loud Islamic call to prayer five times a day like they do in this New York neighborhood?

On their website, the ICSC clarifies Islam is a complete way of life ruled by sharia and it includes warfare:

Islam’s religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on multifarious topics from banking and welfare, to warfare and the environment.

So much for religion of peace. We’ve posted on South Carolina previously:

16 Responses

  1. My God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit do not call for me to wash before prayer…maybe because I don’t have a religion, I have a relationship with Him.

    Actually, Islam is not a religion. It is a savage ideology.

    • As a Christian you are called to wash before prayer, after you pass the alter of sacrifice. Remember? Your body is on that alter as a living sacrifice, and the Laver where you wash your hands and feet (your walk and your work) reflects your image as you look (says James) at the Word. Before you go further you must make sure you line up with it.
      If I was in SC I’d reply to this screed out loud, “God had a Son and He died that we might live.!” Their proclamations over us have no place in America.

      • Car,
        Christians are not called to any ritual washing. Catholics symbolically use a laver to dip their fingers for cleansing before the sign of the cross.

        We Christians are not a living sacrifice. Not sure what you are up to by typing this mis information.

      • Amen to that.

        Add to it, entertain, if you are foolish enough to, the illusions, Muslims, U.S. abased and otherwise, have zero issues with Christmas. Thus, would never ever in a millions years and thirty seven hundred times that, aim to darken that day and season here as well as abroad.

        Wake up, America–Many a good Muslim is busy about just that, thus they are obeying Allah, following the sunnah of their prophet.

        Thus, unbelievers are being visited with the “good news of Allah’s painful punishment”–and they (the Muslim) need not show their hand in the hits.

  2. The Christians really need to start ringing their bells in that area. If the moslems can do their thing then the Christians need to stop being dhimmi and do their thing.

  3. “This building will be something for all people to be proud of,” “all religions espouse” HA!!! WHAT A CROCK!!!!

    I’m going to show up on opening day and start singing at the top of my lungs:

    “JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO”

    HOW MUCH YOU WANNA BET THEY THROW ME OUT!?!? I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! GET READY SC!!!!!

  4. Proud of when its a museum of what might have happened if obama et al got their way!

  5. “This is a house of worship. A house of God”

    So wasn’t the House of Bethel. House of Bethel means “House of God”. Know what God said to those people? He said this : “Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression”. God says go ahead come to the House of Bethel and transgress (sin) since that is what you love. This country and world is in for one helluva an ass beating by God Almighty.

  6. If there hasn’t been opposition to this mosque it is ETHER because the surrounding population unaware that the mosque is going up OR because they are ignorant about what will go on inside the mosque. They are surely unaware that, just as Islam is NOT a religion like other religions, so a mosque is not just a house of prayer. Every mosque is also a propagation center for the totalitarian and imperialist ideology of Islam, much like a Communist Party headquarters or a Nazi party headquarters.

  7. I can’t wait for liberal atheists to get sick of that caterwalling five times a day and sue for peace and quiet…the way they do after they move in across the street from a Catholic church and then sue because they’re offended by the sound of church bells.

  8. Don’t hold your breath, ‘gramma’ – The atheists are not up to the task–but neither have the Christians been. I couldn’t agree more with the comment of ‘jtb102312093′ above: “This country and world is in for one helluva an ass beating by God Almighty”! Yes, it is!!!!!

  9. Ok if you want to worship satan

  10. when will the public rise? THIS ISLAMIC BS IS OUT TO DOMINATE THE GLOBE! THIS MUST BE STOPPED…AND ALL MUZZIES MUST BE BOOTED OUT OF AMERICA! WAKE UP FOLKS!

    • Hey I’m with you on that statement. However, with the clowns running the country and the people that want to help Muslims through “interfaith” and “Coexist” BS, it will never happen. Especially since most of our youth are being brainwashed in college. All one has to do it look at the UK and Europe to see the future of American. Sad.

    • Amen, Stacy, C. Amen.

  11. Gewoon in brand steken.

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