How the mosque that’s going to be built next to the National Museum of African American History and Culture was named after a Somali-American man
The Minneapolis mosque that will house the National African American Museum of History and Science was named for a Somali man who went missing in Somalia in 2014.
The mosque is part of the $100 million project to restore the mosque to its former glory in the city, and is being built on the site of the former Minneapolis mosque.
“It’s a big step forward for Minneapolis, which is very diverse and is a community that is a center for social change and is moving in that direction,” said the mayor, Betsy Hodges.
“I think this is a step in the right direction for Minneapolis.”
Mayor Hodges was joined by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodgs husband, the Somali-Canadian, Asadullah Omar.
Omar was a leader in the Somali community in Minneapolis, and he said he is proud to be part of this project.
“When you get to see the community come together and be excited about this project, it’s an incredible achievement,” Omar said.
The mayor’s office says the project is expected to be complete in 2019.
The project was approved in September by the Minneapolis City Council, which will decide whether to build the mosque.
It will be built in conjunction with the Minneapolis Museum of Art.
The Muslim Community Center of Minneapolis is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that helps Somali-Americans find jobs, and offers cultural and religious programming.
Its headquarters are in Minneapolis.