Media touts NY mosque staying open to ‘keep the faith,’ as Christians turn to courts amid police raids
April 20, 2020 | Tom Tillison
With all the attention on church members being fined for attending drive-up services where they remain in their cars, a Syracuse mosque is still open for daily prayers.
Not only are there no law enforcement raids, as seen in other parts of the country in response to drive-up church services, the media is even highlighting that the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary remains open in an attempt to “keep the faith.”
Granted, the mosque did go to great lengths to limit any exposure to the coronavirus, and attendance is sparse, as seen in a video from Syracuse.com.
At the same time, New York remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 134,436 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus and over 10,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
An asbestos abatement expert who worships at the mosque, Irfan Elahi, created what is being called a “clean room,” according to the news outlet.
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