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Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough

Posted on 12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST by george76

A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution.

In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property.

Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which he said is Wheaton's first Muslim community.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aclumia; culturewar; globaljihad; hagiasophia; islam; islamiccenter; islamicimperialism; lifeamongthekufir; mosque; mosqueandstate; mosques; muslims; muslimworld; sharia; sharialaw; trojanhorse; wheaton; wheatonmosque

1 posted on 12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Wheaton has a church on every corner,,the Islamics are getting bold...they are going right into the heart of a very conservative community,,and not a cheap one either...

Scary


2 posted on 12/05/2013 8:16:33 AM PST by austinaero
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To: george76

coming soon to any former churches in your area, too.

They see a tiny wedge to open and it suddenly becomes a huge crack then a monstrous break in our judeo-christian history and heritage.

They are still on a crusade, we are stupidly letting them win.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 8:18:30 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: george76

Sounds just like Carnegie, PA where they moved into a former Presbyterian church.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 8:29:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: austinaero

We should WELCOME them. And nothing says welcome, like scantily-clad women handing out Ham Sandwiches. . . (evil grin)


5 posted on 12/05/2013 8:32:03 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: george76

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for all the churches surrounding the mosque to have weekly pork barbecues, preferably with the smokers located out front.


6 posted on 12/05/2013 8:33:52 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

and Former Turkish Cathedral Hagia Sophia May Become a Mosque.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3098262/posts


7 posted on 12/05/2013 8:34:52 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Salgak

And beer. Don’t forget beer.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 8:36:58 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: george76

This is happening all over as old mainline churches hemorrhage members.

My Presbyterian church had to merge with another one after our numbers dropped precipitously. My kids and the minister’s grandkids were the ONLY ones left in the Sunday School.

Old photos along the wall showed a once thriving church community with what looked like 100s of kids.

New church wasn’t much better, only a few more kids — it is in the process of dying too.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 8:40:06 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: george76

The devil moves in where Jesus was once welcomed.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 8:45:12 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: austinaero

I have good friends in Wheaton and told them about this years ago, when the damn muzzies were bidding on it. Apparently they all sat on their hands.

Disgusting, just freakin disgusting.

Wheaton IS, or was, a rich community filled with more churches than any other neighborhood. I think I’m going to be sick!


11 posted on 12/05/2013 8:50:58 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: george76
So...any number of citizens should walk in and check the place out. Then make random inpectio....ahem....visits to their Muslim neighbors at their place of 'worship'.

You can certainly pop in to any Jewish Temple in Anytown, USA and be welcomed. The same is true for mosques, right?

12 posted on 12/05/2013 8:53:21 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: RichInOC

“I have respect for beer!”


13 posted on 12/05/2013 8:53:44 AM PST by onedoug
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To: george76
Wheaten College is alma mater to Billy Graham.
14 posted on 12/05/2013 8:55:15 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: george76
Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property.

So they wouldn't actually know who was buying the property?

15 posted on 12/05/2013 8:55:22 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: george76

Right near where I used to live. Last year I saw a gigantic mosque on North Avenue near Lombard. People better wake up.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 8:55:57 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Excellence

So they wouldn’t actually know who was buying the property?

Follow the money.
How does a small Islamic “community” come up with
that kind of funding?


17 posted on 12/05/2013 8:59:10 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: george76; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; hoosiermama; ...
The Muslims becoming members of the mosques in Chicago's predominately white, conservative GOP western suburbs (in this case, Du Page County suburbs) are mostly black converts.

I lived in Du Page county and worked in Wheaton, the county seat, for years as a county commissioner.

Leni

18 posted on 12/05/2013 9:04:55 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Excellence

I believe that “bank trust” scam is a cute way for Muslims to buy property while still complying with Sharia Law, which forbids the charging of interest.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 9:24:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tet68

It is pretty much an open secret that the Islamic Center here in Carnegie was bought with Saudi money.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 9:25:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

One more TTC (Terrorist Training Center) added. Won’t be long now. Lock and load.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 9:36:27 AM PST by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: george76

More foreign funded Islamic colonization of America?


22 posted on 12/05/2013 10:40:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

Right in the Cream of Wheaton


23 posted on 12/05/2013 10:43:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tet68
Follow the money. How does a small Islamic “community” come up with that kind of funding?

The Saudis fund it at times.

The Saudi STATE.

We are told of the dangers of Church and State but the ACLU remains silent on a foreign theocratic government establishing outposts in the West. There is no "diversity" or "tolerance" on display. The Saudi government seizes non-Isalmic texts and destroys them without complain by our State Department.

24 posted on 12/05/2013 10:47:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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Islam is a war plan.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 10:48:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: george76

Where are all the people 0bama used to talk about, you know, the ones who burned churches? Seems like there are some “shovel-ready” jobs for them in the heartland.


26 posted on 12/05/2013 11:07:22 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: george76

Be a real shame if someone was careless with matches . . .


27 posted on 12/06/2013 5:31:43 AM PST by tomkat
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To: george76

People in Wheaton must be so excited about their future.


28 posted on 12/06/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: george76

Sounds like a good place for the Wheaton College kids to evangelize.


29 posted on 12/06/2013 8:49:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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