Saturday, November 21, 2015

Former YMCA In Daytona Beach Florida To Become Mega Mosque

There’s only one reason they need a bigger mosque – because the Islamic Society is expecting thousands more Muslims in the area in the near future. The elderly citizens interviewed for this article are quite oblivious. via New mosque planned at former Daytona YMCA building |
DAYTONA BEACH — The vacant YMCA building in the north central area of the city, a beloved and bustling hub of activity for more than 30 years before it went dormant close to a decade ago, is poised to become a mosque.
The building’s owner, The Islamic Center of Daytona Beach, now located in a 4,500-square-foot building in the Midtown neighborhood east of Nova Road, plans to spread its wings in the 32,000-square-foot YMCA complex in the Derbyshire neighborhood. The vision is to create a much larger place of prayer, school, daycare center, thrift store, recreation center and Islamic heritage museum.
While some Derbyshire residents still mourn the YMCA’s decision to move out of the 43-year-old building located next to a heavily used park, they seem to be welcoming their new neighbor.
“It will be a needed addition to Daytona Beach,” said Derbyshire resident Norma Bland. “Islam is about love.”

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