Muslims plan to build mosque in Wausau area

Building purchased for mosque

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A group of central Wisconsin Muslims wants to build a mosque in the Wausau area.

The Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin has purchased a building for the mosque.

The group hopes to have construction complete within the next two years.

The group’s general secretary, Adeel Aslam, tells Daily Herald Media the Muslim community in the region has grown since the first mosque opened nine years ago in Marshfield.

Aslam says the group now is large enough to support a second mosque.

About 15 families are regular members of the Marshfield mosque, which draws Muslims from the entire north central part of Wisconsin.               

Aslam says the Wausau area has about 30 Muslim families, and a new mosque would also draw members from Stevens Point and areas to the north.

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