Similarly, the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse, N.Y., has been transformed into Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam.
“Even as the crosses were cut from the church spires on the outside, and 10,000 crosses were painted over on the inside, the new owners of 501 Park St. tried to leave what they could, and reuse what they couldn’t,” Marnie Elsenstadt with Syracuse.com reported. “The wood from the pews has been repurposed to fix the floor, which is where Muslims sit to pray.”
“Painters worked to make the minbar, the pulpit where the imam stands, blend in with the stonework.”
And two Baptist churches in Louisville, Ky., have been turned into mosques.
The demand for mosques is being driven primarily by refugees from Syria, Somalia and other countries where Islam is a dominant religion.
And it’s not just the demand driving this religious transformation; Christian churches are going bankrupt as Americans become increasingly secular, meaning it’s a buyer’s market for newly-arrived Muslims looking for church property to call home.
“We are on the brink of a massive transfer of kingdom assets,” Pastor Todd Robertson of the Antioch Baptist Church said. “I’m talking about property — buildings and things like that — of churches that, in their heyday of the ’50s and ’60s, were exploding with growth.”
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The Obama administration imported Muslims by the thousands every month from Syria. On top of that, we still have Democrats urging the administration to increase the current number being taken in. Donald Trump is certainly taking the issue head on, and he certainly has an uphill battle on his hands.