Thanks to Pewsitter, I received today word that a mega-mosque is in the works in Lanham MD, set to open October 2014. If all goes as planned, it will be the largest mosque in the western hemisphere. The firm Allen and Shariff did some engineering design for the thing and show that it will be located in the middle of a triangle bordered by Good Luck Road, 97th Avenue and Elvis Lane.
World Net Daily posted a piece going into some history behind muslims and their mosques. It has been well-known that the construction of a mosque in a locality has signified to muslims triumph in that area. That is a key reason why they were so eager to build a mosque near Ground Zero shortly after the 9-11 attacks. They also point out that in the neighborhoods surrounding mosques, muslim "patrols" have often wandered about telling neighbors not to wear skirts, walk dogs, etc. In other words, they attempt to establish a de-facto sharia environment. If it happens in Lanham, will the residents put up with it? We are talking about Prince Georges's County, MD - a bastion of liberalism and political correctness.
Maryland's political configuration is rather interesting. The high-density areas such as Montgomery County, PG County and Baltimore City have for long been infested with progressivism/liberalism: blue areas, with the rest of the state being relatively red. However, those areas contain the bulk of the voters (both living and dead, but that's another post) so they carry the state in elections. The progressive poison is slopping over into Howard, Baltimore County and Charles County.
Perhaps the above shows reasons why both Montgomery and PG County tend to attract flotsam and jetsam. Montgomery County has Leroy Carhart to its dubious credit. To be certain, PG is scourged with its rogues' gallery of abortionists. However, in attracting this mega-mosque, PG now will be inflicted with a pestilence of a different variety, especially if this mosque brings with it creeping sharia.
But this scourge is spreading north. In researching this Lanham mosque, I became aware that one will be erected in Germantown. This one will be quite a bit smaller than the Lanham mosque. The one in Lanham is being promoted by the government of Turkey. When was the last time you heard of a Christian church being built in Turkey? Crickets? This is the United States of America, where freedom of religion for all is respected. It's quite telling, though, when a Muslim state builds a mega-mosque here while squelching the rights (and lives) of Christians within its own borders.