A brief NY Times article about the mosque in Ross, ND; the oldest mosque in the US. I am fascinated by the forgotten history of Muslims in this country.
I recently drove to ND to interview a descendant of the original Syrian Muslim settlers. The man I interviewed was instrumental in rebuilding the mosque a few years ago. Also, the mosque was just added the National Register of Historic Places.
As immigration - particularly Muslim immigration - has become such a flash point, it is important for us to celebrate our rich American history. This story of a tiny mosque in North Dakota is a little piece of our American story.