Not new but worth noting, from a reader. Source: East Side mosque purchases former Presbyterian church | Local News | host.madison.com
An East Side mosque has purchased a former Presbyterian church near East Towne Mall and plans to make the location its permanent home.
The Islamic Center of East Madison, which ran into opposition three years ago when it tried to buy property in Sun Prairie, closed June 26 on the former Parkside Presbyterian Church, 4002 Lien Road, according to church and mosque officials. Neither side disclosed the purchase price.
“We were able to close approximately two days before Ramadan (Islam’s holy month), which I think will be a fine thing for that congregation,” said the Rev. David Butler, a retired Presbyterian minister from Montello who assisted the church in selling the property. “We are praying that God will prosper their work there.”
The new site for the mosque is just off East Washington Avenue, across Lien Road from Laredo’s Mexican Restaurante. The building was constructed in 1959.
The Islamic Center of East Madison, one of three mosques in the city, currently is located in leased commercial space at 2713 E. Washington Ave., just down the street from the Hawthorne Branch of the Madison Public Library.
Wisconsin has a growing Muslim problem that you’ve never heard about. Read some of the horror stories in the Creeping Sharia archives here.
Also read this article WISCONSIN: Shutting down churches and replacing them with Islamic Indoctrination Centers that support Hamas and Hezbollah for more examples of church-to-mosque conversions.
There are several mega mosques in the Madison, Wisconsin area and all are looking to expand further. Where are all the Muslims coming from? And why to Wisconsin?