Creeping Sharia* has the whole story here yesterday.
Quoting from the Baltimore Sun:
Leaders of the Dar-us-Salaam community in College Park have been looking for years for a new home, a place for a school and a mosque close enough to be convenient for members living in several counties. They’ve scouted hundreds of spots and looked closely at a handful, and now they think they’ve found what they’ve been looking for in the rural western section of Howard County.
The 66-acre former home of the Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in Cooksville, looks just right to the Muslim community leadership, with buildings already in place and plenty of undeveloped land for parking and a new mosque to accommodate thousands of worshippers in the decades to come. To many of the people who live nearby, however, it seems all wrong, a poor fit for a rural community weary of battling what they consider encroachments on the quiet way of life they’ve chosen.
As residents are taking steps to organize possible opposition, the project is in its early stages.
The project was announced in Al-Huda’s newspaper, The Muslim Link, in August. The headline said the new center could be the “Largest Islamic Project in America,” and the article described plans for “three seven-story buildings” and a five-sided mosque around a circular courtyard. Another Muslim Link article now posted on the “Preserve the Woodmont Academy Land” Facebook page mentions an underground parking garage, and says the project “could change the Western Howard County landscape for years to come.” A Muslim Link article last month reported that Dar-us-Salaam was hoping to win approval for a mosque that could accommodate 2,500 to 5,000 people.
And, here is more at the Muslim Link (note that when this link comes up, it is titled Muslims conquer Catholic Land). Money for the project will come from foreign countries. By the way, the Muslim Link called MD CAN speakers “Islamophobes” here last year.
Imam: We must be ready for our huge population increase!
“We have to look at our community’s growth in terms of the next 50 years to 100 years, not just 10 or 20 years down the road. This is an investment in the future of the community, for the Muslims who are here long after we are gone,” Imam Safi Khan told about 200 community members who came to a Sunday, August 5 walk-through and town-hall meeting about the property.
Become political guerrilla warriors!
Readers, after the results of the recent election, if you plan to stay and continue to live in Maryland you will need to become guerrilla warriors and learn to fight without any help from the establishment elected Republicans or from the Maryland GOP. They will run, tail between their legs, from a project like this one.
If those of you who live near this monster project want to preserve your quality of life don’t wait for any political help, but organize, use the Maryland Public Information Act to get every bit of information out of your planning department there in Howard County. Start right now on that project!
Investigate all those connected with the mosque project (Muslim promoters and the politicians involved) and expose whatever you find. Set up a special website to report what you uncover because it’s unlikely that the major media will report anything controversial.
LOL! You might have to use environmental laws on the books to help you stop this. (Sounds to me that it might be in conflict with PlanMaryland! The mega-mosque should be down in Baltimore City! Maybe near the stadium and Inner Harbor!).
You will need to work with all political persuasions (find common ground with the Dems who will live in the shadow) whose lives will be changed by this project and whose property values will be depressed.
And, most importantly steel yourselves for being called Islamophobes and racists. Become warriors or move to Wyoming—-that is about all the choice you have now.
* Creeping Shariah first alerted us to O’Malley’s Muslims’ plans to require Arabic in Maryland elementary schools here in March 2011.