Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury is a large, 70,000 square foot mosque with a sanctuary hall that can hold 3,000 worshippers. It also features a school for children, offices, library, and a gymnasium for women. The mosque, the largest one in New England, is the second building of the Islamic Society of Boston, whose main house of worship is located at 204 Prospect St. in Cambridge. The Society was founded in 1981 by Muslim students from local colleges and universities who consolidated their organizations. The mosque in Roxbury opened in 2009 at cost of over $15 million.
Backstory and Context
"About Us." Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Accessed February 14, 2013. http://isbcc.org/about-us.
Carraggi, Mike. "Wilmington Man Pleading Guilty to Threats to Burn Boston Mosque." Wilmington Patch. February 13, 2017. http://patch.com/massachusetts/wilmington/wilmington-man-pleading-guilty-threats-burn-boston-mosque.
Dorrell, Oren. "Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties." USAToday. April 25, 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/23/boston-mosque-radicals/2101411.
Paulson, Michael. "A call to prayer, a long quest fulfilled." Boston Globe. June 26, 2009. http://archive.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/26/muslim_community_to_celebrate...
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