Saturday, May 26, 2007

Warren's first mosque opens

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1088228

Sarah Hulett

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

(2007-05-25)

A new mosque opened today in southeast Michigan. The Islamic Organization of North America is Warren's first mosque. It hosted an open house for the community this afternoon.

Dawud Walid heads the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Michigan. He says the mosque is an example of how ethnic and religious minorities are moving into new areas of metro Detroit.

"Not only because of housing and educational concerns, but also in regard to the growing pockets of ethnic groups that are actually increasing in metro Detroit while other groups of people within the locality are actually fleeing from the area," says Walid.(MORE)

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