One of the most compelling reasons people are still choosing to go to a mosque is because of their need to stay connected with the outside world, a source from the Muslim Community Relations Council told The Verge.
It’s an issue that’s been a big concern for the organization, which was formed to promote interfaith relations and to help connect people who don’t live together in the U.S. to the faith.
But that doesn’t mean the U, a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, will be making an official call to ban them anytime soon.
The group, which is comprised of more than 90 Muslim countries, said in a statement that it “strongly opposes” any efforts to ban the faith or make its leaders “subject to prosecution for the actions of those who support, propagate and engage in the radicalization of individuals.”
“We strongly support the rights of Muslims to practice their faith and to hold themselves out as free from oppression and bigotry,” the statement added.
A number of Muslim countries have banned the group’s members from entering the country, and a number of other countries have passed laws against it, including Egypt, the UAE, and Jordan.
But the group said in its statement that the UCC has been “unnecessarily divisive and divisive” in a time of global upheaval and “is a vehicle for extremist views to spread to a global audience.”
The Muslim Community Resilience Initiative, the largest mosque in the country and one of the oldest in the United States, has been a target of hate crimes and threats of violence for more than a decade.
It is now the target of a federal investigation that focuses on whether it should be forced to close, according to The Washington Post.
But as the investigation moves forward, it appears unlikely the UCA will ever be able to close.
A spokesperson for the group, Alaa Abdallah, told The Washington Examiner that the group is still “in the process of deciding its next steps and is fully committed to working with our community partners.”
In the meantime, the group hopes to remain in place and continues to provide services to those who have left.
“Our focus remains to provide our congregants with a safe and comfortable environment for them to worship and learn and serve the community,” Abdallah told the outlet.
“While we are confident in our ability to continue to provide those services in a safe, secure and dignified manner, it is important to note that we are no longer able to provide any services, as we are not permitted to.”