Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

The Clifton Mosque in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The Clifton Mosque in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Source: Religion News Service

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(RNS) A Cincinnati area mosque announced it would join the burgeoning church sanctuary movement in the U.S., possibly becoming the first Islamic house of worship to do so.

The announcement came on the eve of the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, who took a hard-line stance on immigration and proposed a national Muslim registry during his campaign.

“It took us no time to decide that this was the ethical and moral thing to do,” said Imam Ismaeel Chartier, leader of the Clifton Mosque, which attracts upwards of 800 people to Friday prayers at its location near the Cincinnati Zoo. “We want to help reclaim humanity for everyone.”

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