Construction Of New Mosques In America Has More Than Doubled Since 2000

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group)The religious landscape in the United States is changing.

Islam is now among the fastest growing religions in America and it has led to a construction boom of mosques.

Mosques are not as ubiquitous as Starbucks or Mcdonald’s but they are now sewn into America’s landscape.

Religion expert Dan Cox says surveys show few Americans, three out of ten have met a person of the muslim faith.

“That represents something new and I think for some people, represents a threat,” he said.

Construction of mosques is soaring, especially in America’s suburbs. Tghe number has more than doubled since 2000, up from about 1200 houses of Islamic worship to an estimated 2600 today.