Victoria Islamic Center Rebuilding
The rebuilding of our mosque is made possible by the generosity of over 24,000 donors from 91 countries .
We're tremendously humbled and overwhelmed by the emotional and financial support you have given and continue to give us throughout this calamity.
On another note, I want to inform you all that the trial for the person who set our mosque on fire concluded early this week and the jury found him to be guilty of all charges. Sentencing is set for October 2nd.
Victoria Islamic Center
Please make plans to join us next Saturday, September 29th at 5pm at:
201 East Airline Rd.
Victoria, Texas 77901
We are excited and looking forward to seeing you next week.
We're elated beyond description and are very much grateful to each and everyone of you.
An open house celebration is being planned and such will be communicated once finalized.
Love and Peace
Please note that the dome on the ground is from the burned mosque. Once the area is landscaped we'll have benches around this dome to serve as a Peace Garden.
We're getting closer to the day we move in... God Willing, we hope to be praying the Eid al-Adha prayer on the morning of August 21st.
I plan on donating money, but I'd also be happy to donate time and effort as well. I have some carpentry skills and equipment, and I would be happy to see what groups could be put together to help rebuild from Austin and surrounding counties. I know you will probably be hiring a company to rebuild and repair, but feel free to contact me via facebook private message if anything else is needed.
I am a Muslim American, it feels like my religion and now my country have been hijacked by a small minority of hate and fear mongers. No nation becomes "Great" through injustice, fear or intolerance. I am deeply proud with the support from the fellow Americans not just for the mosque, but to see that the silent majority as to we are United States of America and not Divided States of America. Unity, self respect, and standing up to the fear and ignorance will make this nation more "Great". I was moved by the support from common person and by religious leaders and everyone in between. Reminds me of the time when I was manning the phones for fund raising for the September 11th victims right after that attack and someone recognized my accent and started crying with joy. We stand united as a Nation under God and fight for each of our fellow American's rights as promised by our constitution. Ameen. God bless the "U"SA.
I don't have much money a the moment but I will be returning to NM this week and can offer my carpentry skills as well, to help with rebuilding efforts. I am so very sorry that your community was targeted by extremists. This country is supposed to be better than this, and I hope that the day will soon come that we can all worship safely in every town and city in the US. Please know that most Americans find this violence and bigotry to be unacceptable and completely against our values as a nation. Peace be with you.
I do not have any money to donate, but I just wanted to say that something just like this happened in my community earlier this month, but my community responded with love. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mosque. Even if the local community is unwilling to help, your internet community will always love you
To the few ignorant people suggesting the mosque members burnt down their own place of worship: you obviously know nothing about this fine group of people. I don't know many of them personally, but I do know most of them are upstanding and active members of the community. Several are physicians who have served the people of Victoria for many years, and have SAVED more American lives than you ever will.