Idaho: Twin Falls Muslims get mosque permit approved…same day

Imam Bakhritdin leads the congregation at the Islamic Center Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Twin Falls. Source.

On Dec. 9, members of the Islamic Center of Twin Falls applied for a special use permit to expand and erect a new building on their site at 455 Addison Ave. The permit was approved the same day.

The next step is to get a building permit. But the nonprofit might need two or three years to raise $200,000 to build its 2,500-square-foot structure, said Imad Eujayl, center spokesman.

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Belgium and elsewhere have drawn much attention to Muslims, and stereotypes abound.

Indeed, two Muslims who frequent the Islamic Center here declined to be identified in the Times-News, saying public knowledge of their religion could hurt their business…

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  • simus1

    Twin Falls? Twin Falls?
    Isn’t that one of principal slave markets supplying the meat cutters to
    Slaughterhouses R’ Us and other such fine industries in Idaho?

  • Exile1981

    I’ve never managed to get a development permit in a single day. Even for something as simple as a fence that didn’t exceed the guidelines in the county bylaws.

  • Censored_often

    Idaho muzzies? Idaho muzzies? *shaking head*

    One word comes to mind: Fuck!

    • lucius

      Day livin’ in day own private Idaho.

    • Martin Luffa

      Idaho Jews? Idaho Jews?

      do you have the same reaction or are Jews special in their ability to go anywhere in the world and not be questioned about their motives.

      Yes, I am trolling you.

      For me, Idaho isn’t Arabia or Israel.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You nailed it!

  • Justin St.Denis

    Always carry a bag of pork rinds when entering a business with which you are unfamiliar. Pork rinds tend to be a tad messy, and crumbs tend to fall on the floor. I have SEEN the muzzie reaction to this circumstance. BTW, my son resides in Little Rock and does this all the time.

  • Blacksmith

    Indeed, two Muslims who frequent the Islamic Center here declined to be identified in the Times-News, saying public knowledge of their religion could hurt their business…Yeah if your customers and neighbors find out you are a member of the death cult it will definitely hurt your business, I know I avoid islamist like the plague, cause they are as deadly as the plague.