New Mosque Opens in Wisconsin

April 30, 2004

Source: The Post-Crescent

On April 30, 2004 The Post-Crescent reported, "Muslims in the Fox Valley have a new mosque beginning today. The Islamic Center of Wisconsin, created out of a converted office building at 720 W. Parkway Blvd., opens for its first prayer service at 1 p.m. It joins the long-established Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah as places of Muslim worship here. A group of nine families that formerly worshipped at the Neenah mosque spearheaded the drive for the new mosque, saying they were seeking an alternative place of worship. They say they have no hard feelings for the FVIS. 'People think we are splitting up the community, but we are not doing that,' said Christine Ibrahim of Green Bay. 'We are just having other options for people to choose the way they want to pray and worship. People have a choice now.'"