Feb 23 2013
Muslims are buying up land around a mosque in order to build a large Muslim-only enclave in Wichita, Kansas. Despite massive protests by Muslim groups last year, thankfully, Kansas recently passed anti-sharia legislation ensuring that sharia law will never be considered in rulings by Kansas state courts.
KANSAS.com (h/t Creeping Sharia) The Islamic Society of Wichita has rezoned about five acres of land near its mosque at K-96 and Woodlawn. The society sought general office zoning in preparation for development that could include an apartment complex, an office complex, a medical clinic and a financial institution.
“It’s not about making money,” says Muhammad Aamir Usmani, director of the society’s board of development. “It’s about supporting our existing services.” (That’s what Muslim separatists always say in every country in which they plan to demand their own Islamic state within a state sometime in the future)
Usmani says the society first started building on the almost 9-acre property in 2000. “Initially, we had a gym,” he says. It served as a multipurpose building. Then, the group added a mosque and a school followed by another building.
The latest building is a new school for pre-K through eighth grade. Fundraising is under way for a high school to be built on the second floor. (The real funding likely will be laundered from Saudi Arabia) “Our goal is to start ninth (grade) in August,” Usmani says. He says while there are tuition fees, the society still needs to raise money for education and outreach programs to the community (aka DAWAH – promotion of Islam throughout the non-Muslim community).
“We need to keep doing that and possibly expand it. . . . There are a lot of programs that are supported by the community.” Usmani says 600 to 800 people regularly attend the mosque. (But with Obama importing hundreds of thousands of Muslims every year, they need to prepare)
“There’s a lot of expenditure.” That’s why he says the society is seeking additional sources of revenue. (That’s right, keep pretending that you are not funded by foreign entities) “We need to make sure we start raising some funds so we can support our services to the community.” A 2-story apartment complex is a possibility.
“It will be totally open,” Usmani says. “But, of course, there will be some people who would like to live closer to the center. We anticipate that a lot of people would like to come closer to the center.” (BINGO! Coming soon: The American version of the British Tower Hamlets – a little Mogadishu/Karachi in the heartland of America)
A small bank or credit union (Sharia finance only) is a possibility as well. “We will also have an office complex,” Usmani says. “Also, we might have a small clinic eventually.” There would be an expanded parking lot as well along with a possible small soccer field.
The Wichita City Council approved the rezoning with some conditions, and Usmani says the society is working with a consultant to see what’s possible as far as development. He says the society also is working with the nearby neighborhood association “to make sure that they’re OK with it.”
Usmani says the society’s board will finalize how it wants to proceed and then raise the money to do it. “We are in the process right now,” he says. “We’re pretty confident.”