WAUSAU, WI–The growing Muslim population in Wausau has made the current mosque in the area inadequate for them. The Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin has now purchased a building and hopes to convert it into a mosque in the next two years to meet the demand.
Adeel Aslam, a member and general secretary of the Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin, told the Daily Herald that the population now is large enough to have a second mosque.
The Rev. David Klutterman of Wausau’s St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church said he welcomes the group.
“It represents that Wausau and this area will have representation of the larger world and therefore the challenge will always be before us to somehow see what unites us instead of divides us,” Klutterman said.
Rabbi Dan Danson of Mt. Sinai Congregation said a mosque in Wausau will enrich the cultural life of the community.