Fort McMurray: Construction starts on mosque

Mayor Melissa Blake, joined by Sheikh-Ahmad Al-Ali Al-Sabah of Kuwait and representatives from Fort McMurray’s Islamic community participate in a brick laying ceremony for an Islamic community centre in Fort McMurray’s Abraham’s Land on Saturday. VINCENT MCDERMOTT/TODAY STAFF

Construction is underway for North America’s largest Islamic community centre project, after Fort McMurray’s Muslim community held their groundbreaking ceremony for the new Markaz Ul-Islam centre in Abraham’s Land.

The ceremony for the $50-million, 10-acre multicentre in Fort McMurray’s north end will also feature an Islamic school, a daycare, a recreation centre and a multipurpose hall, built in four phases. Flanked by the mosque, however, will be two new Christian churches – one Catholic and one protestant – and near the future Northside Recreational Centre.

“You have proved to the world that multifaiths can live together and work together in harmony and with respect,” said Abdul Salaam Abdo, president of Markaz Ul-Islam, in a speech before the ceremony. “We at Markaz Ul-Islam are proud to be a lead contributor to this partnership.”

The massive faith centres are the faithful’s answer to Fort McMurray’s growing population. The original Markaz Ul-Islam mosque, located downtown, was built in 1990…

I am guessing the money was not raised with bake sales. Note the presence of the Kuwaiti sheikh.

Meanwhile, in Ontario: Canada’s custom-built mosque in Oakville breaks ground

Mosque_groundbreaking_18_GP___ContentAt the official groundbreaking for the World Islamic Mission (WIM) Canada’s Masjid Noor-UL-Haram mosque on Ninth Line in northeast Oakville, Oakville MPP and Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn tosses a shovel of dirt to mark the occasion. It will be the first custom-built mosque in Oakville and Ontario’s largest Islamic centre.

  • Waffle

    Sheesh!! A den for the fox right in the middle of the hen house!

  • Martin B

    Ontario Labour Minister tosses a shovel of dirt…on his province, his country and his civilization. Damn all dhimmis.

    • Frau Katze

      No kidding!

      • Gary

        They don’t know that the quran makes it clear that a mosque can never be used for anything else in the future. The useful-idiots in Ottawa think that islam is just like all other faiths and when the muslims ell the mosque is will be a Gym or Hindu temple.
        Foreign money is buying up Canada in pieces like a slow groth cancer that consumes the host and kills it.

    • tom_billesley

      What a tosser.

  • sonomaca

    These same politicians will be actively advocating for Sharia law as the Muslim voter rolls grow. How long until the left is arguing in favor of a glistening new Ontario Kafir slave market?

  • Morticiaa

    We are lost

  • Alain

    More proof for banning all foreign funding. None of these mosques would have been built had their financing been limited to their own congregation.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    To hell with that stupider-than-the-brick-they-are-laying mayor.

    Another free, dumb, Western woman eagerly assisting her enemies.

    I’m guessing she will be making it to this year’s ‘Islamic Awareness Day’ in Fort McMurray.

    That town is fast becoming infected.

    • Maggat

      If those two are Mounties (Mountettes) then we are in a world of hurt.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Yes we are.

        And those two Mounties, who are responsible for enforcing domestic abuse/violence laws, are happily wearing a piece of religious clothing that, when not worn, can be the cause of domestic violence.

  • Dogandcat

    So bewildering that it leaves me speechless. How many Muslims are there in Fort McMurrey anyway? Does the mayor have any!!!!! understanding of how women are treated in Muslim countries???

    • eMan14

      “Fort McMurray Islamic Centre: The economical growth in Ft McMurray has attracted many Muslims to this Northern city. The Muslim population has increased from 250 people in early 1990′s to over 10,000 people in 2012.”
      The above from the Fort McMurray Islamic Centre website.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        A 4,000% increase?!

        Holy f*ck.

      • Clausewitz

        I wouldn’t put too much voracity in that source material.

    • makeitontop

      Soon there will be enough muslims there to vote in their own city council ! The fun will start then in Alberta hahahahahaha

  • J. C.

    This can’t end well… 🙁

  • Maggat

    I’m at a loss for words, I’ll just gag.

    • makeitontop

      What else did you you expect after voters “booted out” the Conservative government.?? I hope the Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood with the blessing of Wynne and Trudeau ..build hundreds of mosques next door to voting Liberals… hahahahahahha

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  • MW EF

    A bomb making factory in the basement of the Mosque no doubt.a place to teach children how to behead,be a suicide bomber,learn how to Hate Jews,Christians,Infidels., that goes in in Secret at a Mosque.