Syracuse: Muslims buy Catholic church, neighbors shocked mosque will remove crosses

The more they learn about Islam, the more shocked they will be.

Yusuf Soule, volunteer director of the North Side Learning Center (why’s he so happy?)

We’ve gotten a lot of requests to post this story. The first thought that comes to mind is – when you sell a church to Muslims, what do you expect? Of course they will remove all Christian symbols. Two points of interest however.

First, many of the early articles only mentioned the name of the group that bought the church as “The North Side Learning Center.” Why would they convert a church to a mosque? Well, it’s an Islamic group – or a group run almost entirely by and for Muslim immigrants as noted in the article.

Second, the subtly pro-Islam/bigoted-Americans article below by Marnie Eisenstadt claims the Muslim-run group didn’t want the church and had no intention of converting it to a mosque…but were forced to buy the church to get the school building on the property. We call bullshit. It is very likely they had every intention of buying the church and one day converting the church it o a mosque. Quotes in the article suggest they were in fact looking for a mosque for the rapidly growing Muslim population in the area.

Here’s the group’s mission statement:

The mission of North Side Learning Center is to aid in adult and youth literacy development, and to be instrumental in teaching self-sufficiency and self actualization to newcomers in our community.

Here’s a photo from the same page:

nslc-about No mention of Islam in the group’s description or mission, so why would they need a mosque?

Muslims are a stealthy bunch, subverting zoning laws and getting deals done quietly and below market value. Check our archives (search ‘mosque’ or ‘zoning jihad’). They will tarnish anyone who tries to stop them with the full backing of the DOJ when necessary.

But when you abandon a church and your diocese sells it to a Muslim group – not to mention related Catholic organizations continue to bring tens of thousands of Muslims into the United States for no apparent purpose other than profit – expect many more churches to have their crosses removed. This is a self-inflicted wound.

via Plans to turn a church into a mosque bring pain and hope to changing neighborhood | syracuse.com.

Patty Poole’s great grandparents raised money to build Holy Trinity in 1904. Her great-grandfather, Frederick Schneider, dug up one of the first shovelfuls of dirt for the church. It was to be a new spiritual and educational home for the German immigrants who settled the North Side, she said.

For her entire life, the crosses peeking over the hill were always a sign that she was home, Poole said. The Catholic diocese’s decision to close the church still stings for her and the others now opposed to cutting off the crosses.

They fought to keep the church open, Poole said. And, when there were plans to sell the stained glass windows to a church in Louisiana, they fought and won that battle.

Poole and the others opposed to tearing off the crosses didn’t hear about it from the North Side Learning Center or the city. Instead, word spread on Facebook. That did not sit well.

Neither did plans for a fence around the church yard.

“My feeling is they fear us and they don’t even know us,” said Katie Scott, a former Holy Trinity parishioner. Scott was speaking directly to board members of North Side Learning Center at a coffee hour the group hosted last week to try to address community concerns.

No one at the meeting said they minded the church being used for a mosque. But the families who worshipped at Holy Trinity for decades don’t want their landmark to look different.

And they are still worried that the massive stained glass windows might be removed next. They depict scenes from the life of Christ.

Yusuf Soule, executive director of the North Side Learning Center, estimated there are about 5,000 Muslims who would be served by the mosque.

The population of Muslims in Onondaga County more than doubled in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of worshiping Muslims in the county rose from 3,109 to 6,566. The county’s total population is more than 450,000.

Consistent with the population in the U.S. doubling since the 9/11 jihad attacks.

A walk through the North Side shows the change: Many of the women on the sidewalks and in the parks wear traditional Islamic headcoverings.

“I’m so happy someone wants to maintain the building,” said Tom Schultz, whose family celebrated many milestones at Trinity. But he wondered out loud if there was a way to keep the crosses and the windows without violating the faith of the new worshippers.

The answer on the crosses was clear. They cannot stay atop a mosque, Soule said.

So much for the Learning Center’s core values of Neighborly Love and Respect, and Compassion. Loyalty is only to Islam.

Accidental mosque

The North Side Learning Center bought Holy Trinity Church in December from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse for $150,000. The nonprofit group, which teaches English to adults and children on the North Side, wanted the school building on the church grounds for a permanent home. At the time, the group, whose board is primarily Muslim, had no plans for a mosque.

Odd, in a separate article at the Troy Record, Soule told a different story:

Yusuf Soule, director of the non-profit literacy learning center, says an Islamic group wants to lease the church and use it for a mosque.

So which is it? A non-profit bought it for $15o,000 or a Muslim group wants to lease it? Someone is not being honest. One thing is clear however, Muslims want all kufr symbols gone.

But when the learning center board members were told they had to take the church and rectory, too, the idea for a mosque was born, said Mark Cass, chairman of the center’s board.

The diocese, which closed the church in 2010 because of declining attendance, does not oppose removing the crosses, said spokeswoman Danielle Cummings.

Neither should anyone else if no zoning or other laws were broken. They should oppose the Catholic Diocese and the myriad of Muslim importers that disguise themselves as non-profit refugee resettlement groups responsible for the Islamization of the U.S.

8 Responses

  1. Stunning anti Christian move by the traitorous catholic church to sell the House of God to muslims..

  2. Have they all gone mad? Selling a churc? Make it a mom else’s shelter with a kitchen, s town meeting place, but to sell to Muslimms. The sellers are at fault, now all that remains is an accidental fire? But they bought the land! The city should not allow it, send those bastards in their rags, and lice infested beards back to thief hellholes. NEVER, NEVER buy, rent, employ or buy from these devil worshipers. If thrybassimilate , and become Americans they would be welcome like all other immigrants. Obama what are you doing to our country, destroying it ? Why no immigrants of our culture? Thry have to wait yrs but by yor Pen and Telephonrb yor decree you invite early this year 75.000 Somalis, uneducated, they will be on our tax money, and live in FEMA houses ?

  3. Well Syracuse and the CATHOLIC DIOCESE, you just made the BIGEST MISTAKE OF YOUR LIFE by selling the church to the ISLANIC DEVIL! Now you are complaining that they are going to cut the CROSS’S off thanks to the IDIOTS on the planning board! ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY DO NOT MIX! THE CRUSADES WERE HELD TO STOP THE DEVIL THUGGERY CREATED BY THIS SICK IDEOLOGY! YOU ALL JUST HELPED THE DEVIL IN AND CHRISTANITY OUT! ENJOY YOUR RIDE AS IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE FROM NOW ON! GLAD I LEFT THERE IN 95!

  4. […] creeping The more they learn about Islam, the more shocked they will be. We’ve gotten a lot of […]

  5. as soon as the papers are signed fill the whole church and grounds with pigs – paint numbers on the sides of the pigs – but skip a number every so offer so they will think they never found them all – then burn everything to the ground using paper from thousands of korans!

  6. PS: THE BISHOP MUST HAVE GOT HIS 30 PIECES OF SILVER! Sold for $150,000 dollars, Cheap at half the price! THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS WORTH A LOT MORE THEN THE PAULTRY SUMM THE MUZZIES PAYED! BELIEVE ME I SOLD REAL ESTATE IN THAT AREA YEARS AGO!

  7. ““I’m so happy someone wants to maintain the building,” said Tom Schultz, whose family celebrated many milestones at Trinity. But he wondered out loud if there was a way to keep the crosses and the windows without violating the faith of the new worshippers.”

    The ignorance of our populace is breathtaking. This was a coup d’etat, fully planned and executed by the Muslims to establish their Nation in that community. They have now claimed Syracuse and will own it.

  8. why are they shocked? Seriously – how many more years after 9/11 do the majority of citizens have to have to get a clue about what islam is about? Part of it is about they do not believe that their version of Jesus – the false Jesus they call ‘Isa’ was not crucified and he didn’t even die – he was risen, his whole body, up to heaven. (why moslemss follow moe moe the pedo who was a lying, murdering, sexual pervert instead of even the false Jesus is beyond me because they even admit Isa was without sin and look at that miracle the koran coughs up!).

    So – there is NO cross, nothing like that. They only worship a stone but even at that ‘sssssh, do not tell them that bowing to a stone or thinking a stone will forgive their sins is idol worship because they will get really angry with you!)

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