Illinois: Muslims unveil plans for new multi-million dollar mosque near golf club

An artist’s rendering of a proposed mosque at Lewis Avenue and 27th Street in Zion that is pending approval from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s National Mosque Committee. (Rafiq Sayed)

Source: ‘A wonderful addition to our community’: Zion Muslims unveil plans for new mosque – Lake County News-Sun

Plans for construction of a mosque on Zion’s west side were discussed at an appreciation luncheon hosted Wednesday by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at Baptist Grace Missionary Church.

The annual event’s invited guests included fire, police and city employees, social organizations the group has partnered with in the past and Zion mayor Al Hill, who was recognized for his support for the Zion chapter Muslim group.

Hill was presented with a “Love for All, Hatred for None” plaque at the event, and was praised for his instrumental endorsement for the mosque.

The plaque read: “For his leadership in nurturing a city that honors its diversity.”

“Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about Islam, and it’s understandable how people come up with ideas — (for example), the way some Muslims behave and what’s covered on TV,” said Junayd Latif, outreach coordinator of the AMC Zion chapter.

“We were hoping that that concern wouldn’t turn into us not being able to expand our home in Zion,” Latif added, referring to the request to the City Council, which gave the green light in 2016 for the construction of the approximately $2.5 million project.

The mosque will be completely funded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s national organization and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, just in time for the 2020 festivities scheduled to take place across the world in celebration of the Muslim group’s centennial, officials said.

The local group’s new prayer site will sit on 10 acres at the corner of Lewis Avenue and 27th Street, just a mile away from the ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park.

Although much buzz was generated by blueprints presented Wednesday, Shams said the architectural drawings still have to be approved by the National Mosque Committee.

Officials said they are hopeful final sketches will be approved and finalized within a month or two, and that they can break ground in early spring.

Three key components that will be part of the mosque regardless of the final configuration will be an exhibition hall that will house items and documents that tell the story of the religious organization’s creation, a residence for the group’s imam, and a payer hall that includes the traditional minaret — a tower from which the faithful are called to prayer five times per day.

Andrew Gomez, a social science teacher at Zion Benton Township High School, also spoke briefly about the long-standing partnership between the school and the organization on Wednesday.

Gomez said the group is “the friend you can always count on” in the community.

Why does the local mosque have a relationship with the public high school?

Oh, and about that misunderstanding of Islam. Illinois: Two Zion Muslims arrested for conspiring to help ISIS.

16 thoughts on “Illinois: Muslims unveil plans for new multi-million dollar mosque near golf club

  1. 2.5 million dollars,, how much of that is coming from federal subsidies paid to lazy non-working mooslimes that are scamming the American taxpayers? Does anyone wonder where all this money comes from watching these cretins as they go about doing nothing and collecting welfare off the backs of working class citizens? These cretins deserve a leaky rowboat and directions back to where they came from!

    • They get their money from the Infidels. They don’t work, and their four wives don’t work and their eight children don’t work. So that leaves the Jizya tax that comes after they outnumber the infidels in their own miserable house. We are the Infidels, and they will be the slave masters and your children and wives will be their property to do as they wish. Somalis get their money from taking over the tankers and ships of the oceans, and those ships have to hire security guards with weapons that are the main deterrent to their attacks.v .50 Caliber shells are not spanking the monkey, they can and do damage to sink those terrorists right down in the ocean.

    • OOPS – erase that. It’s Illinois, where obama carried out his community ‘change’ and where the Muslim Brotherhood carries his torch. Face to face, can anybody tell me why they voted for someone with the name Hussein and not expect muslim infiltration to reach new heights??

      • Oops again. It’s in Utah. So just what is this mormon state up to? Are the mormons really that stupid to believe they can deal with the devil without selling their souls??

  2. And another monument to islamic conquest goes up. Funded by factions of the Muslim Brotherhood, there’s never a shortage of money. So, why are the majority of muslims on taxpayer welfare??  

  3. screw that i will die fighting before that garbage comes to my town and there are 11000 who are standing behind me . ready to protest and remove that trash . the only law we will follow is the us laws n if you dont like it move out of our AMERICAN COUNTRY.

    • Islam is at war with Western Civilization and has been since 632 CE.
      Daily there are fresh Islamist atrocities. Daily the authorities conceal or excuse them or pretend ignorance regarding motive. Those who are being paid to protect the public and enforce our laws turn a blind eye when they can. Our politicians openly collaborate with Muslim Brotherhood front groups – CAIR and others – to undermine our Constitution, starting with the 1st and 2d Amendments.
      The quislings controlling the Karl Marx Safe Space Educational Gulag welcome advocates of Sharia to schools for “Cultural Enrichment” (recruiting) sessions. Over time the brainwashed students move to other institutions of Western Civilization, especially schools, spreading the corruption. Just because Jihadi murderers aren’t yet blowing nerve gas through your city, breaking down your door, killing your dog, burning your books & art and raping your family members, don’t deceive yourself.This is war. The supine inaction and accommodation of the Islamic invasion by our elected public officials and those who voted for them puts them squarely in the enemy camp.
      There is a response that will resolve this issue for several generations: “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them…”
      Lt. Gen. James Mattis, USMC

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides
    the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog,
    there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries,
    improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of
    commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet
    rule or live.
    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of
    its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must
    belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a
    concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has
    ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid
    qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of
    those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from
    being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has
    already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step;
    and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the
    science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe
    might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
    Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II

  5. Perhaps it’s time to change the name from Creeping Sharia to Galloping Islam. There’s no more doubt about it. The followers of Mohammad, ( bless his cotton socks.), intend to kill us Kaffirs. if you don’t believe Me, ask Them.
    Not even the newest born innocents are exempt from the consequences of the decisions we make now. Neither are we or the Pious ones who’ve presumed to know what we should think, say, or do. It’s our own fault for believing them.
    Personally I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to see the obvious, and understand that Karma is non-negotiable.
    Meanwhile, it’s never too late to make peace with HIM, HER, or IT

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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