UPDATE: Islamic Congregation Growing, Old Location Too Small

The new home for the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley is bigger, which makes room for an expanding congregation, an organizer says.

The has grown out of their old location.

The Muslim congregation is leaving its current 6,000-square-foot location on Rio Nedo in Temecula for an 8,000-square-foot location in Murrieta.

To read more about the move and upcoming events to be held there, .

"It was getting a little too small," said Hadi Nael, the chairman of the center's board of directors, about the Temecula location.

The new building has seven classrooms, which is the same as the former location, but the prayer hall is 3,000 square feet, rather than the 2,000 square feet in the former location, the chairman said.

The congregation was leasing the previous building, and the lease expired Oct. 31. So, they found the new location, which has a better layout for their needs, Nael said.

Popeye November 04, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Cheryl take a pause and step back and seek psychiatric help. As a GOP voter, I do not see your view. I am pretty sure the DEMs do not see it either. What hate group are you associated with? You obviously misplaced American values or misread the Constitutiion.
Paul Jacobs November 04, 2011 at 09:25 PM
Cheryl wrote: "educated liberals are contributing to the destruction of America" and then wrote: "Knowledge is power." "Ignorance is powerless and enslaves those that blindly follow and believe what they want you to believe to gain control." I couldn't have come up with a better reply! Look in the mirror.
Brenda November 05, 2011 at 12:17 AM
You all are so nasty and personally insulting to people who have an opinion different then yours. Adults arent we? The topic is: If we did not have illegals, others on Visa's that never end, we did not support the majority of them, nor did we have to battle the crime that most of them bring with them or operate, would not come up with even NEW wonderful ways to educate them, College in California, they did not live off of one single of our aid programs, just think: Everyone in this country would be taken care of, our elderly Good lord in heaven is our first priority, homeless especially with children, our mentally or physically disabled, our schools would NOT be over loaded, nor would so much of our childs time be spent lagging along while the rest of the class learns English, also we would have more teachers because we could afford them by not having seperate classes for non english speaking. Think if there was Less bus'ing, free lunches(and their families can go to the school now and eat too)the teachers we pay so that the parents of the non speaking english child can also learn English, so they can practice it at home, all of the free housing, our medical issues would be nul and void without the hundreds of thousands each month who have every type of medical service and do not pay for it, its absorbed, all while they continue to drop more babies on our soil. Our children could have field trips again, sports programs! Clean cities, less drugs, think of it people!
Brenda November 05, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Think of our United States of America if it was all gone, every single one of them. I am 52 years old and remember what our America looked like when I was little. What our neighborhoods looked like. Fathers had jobs, kept their yards taken care of, we didnt have 10 junker cars piled up, making drugs in a wherehouse to avoid paying taxes, while the mother claims all the aid for the 8 kids. We did not have, or very few, starving families, we had places to put our mentally ill persons, and elderly, and most of them nice, we took care of our people. Our cities, we were not scared to drive through, we lived the cute house with the picket fence in this country, but slowly but surely each Presidency didnt bring change, it just stopped enforcing our current laws. Our current laws say they are not allowed here and they are to be apprehended and sent back to where they come from if they are illegal. Visa's are given on a specific time basis, 6 months at the longest and then only with a valid reason. ENFORCE our laws, round them up, get them out of here, and the jobs created just to round them up will pay for themselves as we stop giving them everything on a silver platter. Just think I ask you, think of America without these horrendous cost of supporting these people, think of the programs we could have back, which we need so dearly to take care of our people, our US CITIZENS. Just Think.........
Paul Jacobs November 05, 2011 at 12:29 AM
Brenda, what article are you reading or commenting on? You are writing to your own topic and bias.
Popeye November 05, 2011 at 02:04 AM
Brenda, I live in Temecula. I have no idea what you are talking about.
Brenda November 05, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Dont pretend ignorance now. Its the same topic with my comments on what our country could be back to if we got rid of the cost of the illegals from EVERYWHERE. Not just Temcula, but our country. There being enough money for all the aid programs we used to have, and more for the few we still have left that take care of American citizens. For our elderly, our sick, homeless, veterans, children, orphanages, all the places that have closed over and over thru the years to care for alot of these. We could even build more and take care of our own better with more then just the bare necessities of life. Its very simple Pop and Paul. You want to give away every last penny we dont even have in American anymore to illegals, long term Visa misusers. I would like to see us recover, get them all out of here, enforce our laws on them, and tighten up the Visa programs so they cannot get in here legally and then have a baby, get preganat. We would like to see our USA back the way it was years and years ago before this countries governemnt chipped away at us until we are near a 3rd world. We have current laws on how, what to get illegals out of our country, track them down and send them out of here. We have Visa laws and restrictions but people do not follow them and we have no one to follow up when someone overstays their welcome, or gets pregnant, or comes here pregnant. I believe totally in helping other who are in need, AFTER we have helped ourselves and are able to do that.
Popeye November 05, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Brenda, you need to follow Jesus path, rather than atheism. You can't say i want help a group of people then hate another group. You sound confused. The people you hate are not bothering nobody. You are definitely not setting the example of American values. The melting pot of many ethnic groups, including yours. Go to chuch and ask God for the forgiveness of your sins. May the Antichrist be removed from your body and soul.
Popeye November 05, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Also Brenda, you have not added any value or accomplishments to earn the right to be a US citizen. The people you hate deserve better.
Cheryl Williams November 05, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Open your eyes ! The article below is just one example on what the Muslims are doing to threaten and terrorize our American Hotels and attacking OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. "A terrorism expert and Islam watchdog says a Nashville hotel has caved to Islamic supremacism. The Tennessee Freedom Coalition describes itself as a group dedicated to keeping sharia law from being established in the United States. It had booked space for November 11 at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville to host a 300-person event called "The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom Conference" -- and event touted as the first national conference on sharia and the "Islamization of America." The Hutton Hotel in Nashville has abruptly canceled an event scheduled for November 11th hosted by the Sharia Awareness Action Network and the Tennessee Freedom Coalition. One of the scheduled speakers for the event is an ACT! for America chapter leader who will be addressing issues such as grassroots organizing. According to a news article: A Nashville hotel has canceled its contract with an anti-Shariah conference out of fear the event could attract protests and disrupt business. This is the second hotel to take such outrageous action in the past week. It’s clear they are knuckling under to complaints and threats from organizations such as CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. What’s more, the hotels are in effect capitulating to sharia law provisions that suppress free speech.
Popeye November 05, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Cherly open your hateful eyes. There are many United State Islamic veterans fighting for this country and you are spitting on their families. You are one hateful person and you need to follow Jesus footsteps on loving thy neighbor. They deserve better and your comments our hurting veterans just like you spit on the Vetnam vets. Your KKK gassroots will get extinguished just like the group that persecuted every ethnic goup in America. You are definately loving the First Amendment, to bad your group does not serve American Values.
Cheryl Williams November 05, 2011 at 07:02 PM
There are endless events and attempts to spread their terrorism. Did NY’s Imam Baqi Threaten the Infidel Team? Posted: In this third and final segment to the "Muslims Occupy Wall St for Friday Prayer!" series, we will take a look at the literature that Imam Baqi's team handed out. This article is a three-part explanation of the nuances of taqiyya. This is one of the most important interpretation tools used by Muslims and undermines everything a Muslim says. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAQ3yDaSoS4 - What Islam is not. http://thejihadproject.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/nuances-of-taqiyya/ Local event in Anaheim Siraj Wahhaj keynote speaker tomorrow, Nov 5 for CAIR event at the Anaheim Hilton The cleric, named a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, will be honored at CAIR's annual banquet In February he appeared at an ICNA event in Yorba Linda that drew a large crowd protesting the appearance of the controversial Imam. Learn about Wahhaj and his anti-American positions here. More information about the CAIR event can be found here and here. The threat is very very real.
Cheryl Williams November 05, 2011 at 07:15 PM
For those that choose not to believe, the threat is very real and they are very active! Here's a local event at the Anaheim Hilton. Siraj Wahhaj keynote speaker tomorrow, Nov 5 for CAIR event at the Anaheim Hilton The cleric, named a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, will be honored at CAIR's annual banquet In February he appeared at an ICNA event in Yorba Linda that drew a large crowd protesting the appearance of the controversial Imam. Learn about Wahhaj and his anti-American positions here. More information about the CAIR event can be found everywhere. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=716 Loganswarning Did NY’s Imam Baqi Threaten the Infidel Team? Posted: In this third and final segment to the "Muslims Occupy Wall St for Friday Prayer!" series, we will take a look at the literature that Imam Baqi's team handed out.
Popeye November 05, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Cheryl your anti- Christian values are not represented in your statements nor reflects the United States. I have reservations that you are not American, but use our First Amendment. What ever country you represent, you need to go back. Now if you want to convert to Christianity I can recommend some churches. I can see you dislike Islam, so you probably not go that route. We need to work on your ignorance and your Anti-American sentiment.
Paul Jacobs November 05, 2011 at 11:27 PM
Brenda, I do believe your ignorance is real. Look at economic charts over the past 40-60 years. It's not the bottom one percent depriving American people of equal opportunity. It's not non-citizens doing this to our country, but "corporate citizens" that have bought off our system of representation. Poor people may take a few crumbs, but the real criminals are the ones holding the gold. Banksters.
Tonto November 05, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Islam has always been easy gain believers........convert or die is the philosophy.
Brenda November 06, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Popeye, get off your pedestal so you can see what I am writing here. I have not said a word about anyone who is a citizen of OUR Country, totally opposite. If anyone is not the American Citizen it is you, "thou does protest just a wee too much person" and twist my and anyone else who does not agree with you, our words. Read AGAIN all my posts and I repeatedly say ILLEGALS and people here with VISA's that are over due, or have used that VISA to get a spouse and or have a child. To enforce our current laws concerning both of those. I do not list citizens who are Americans, not one single time, but you continually say I am. You are making your own hateful story up. Nothing that Cheryl or I have said is Anti - Christian, we are talking citizenship, laws, and actual facts, you are NOT.
Tonto November 06, 2011 at 01:18 AM
Take action www.buildtheborderfence.com
Popeye November 06, 2011 at 01:20 AM
Brenda, you are not supporting American nor Christian values. I have read your hateful post against humanity. The laws are enforced by the US government and what you and Cheryl are sending is the message of prejudice and bigotry. The government needs to spend less on enforcing and that will save taxpayers money. May God forgive you of your sins against the human race.
Winchester Collection January 03, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Brenda I guess I have to go back to Holland, Portagual, El Salvador and where ever else I am from even though I have served my country as a US Marine , something we as American with riches are reluctant to do as a volunteer. Usually a volunteer force is loaded with Poor white, blacks and hispanics in the enlisted ranks. It is rare to find a wealthy enlisted man.
Brenda January 03, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Popeye, and Paul, Collins, Winchester, you have your opinions and are entitled to it, just as those who do not agree with them deserve our opinions. Its a comment section, not a place to call names, or make remarks like "look in the mirror" , or attack parenting skills, education, etc. You I have named above can not just comment on a post you feel it is necessary to type insults repeatedly to those of us who do not feel the same as you. I wonder why that is? England and many other countries are prosperous enough to take care of their own elderly, sick either physicallly or mentally, homeless, drug abusers(who actually get help)etc. etc. This is because they have followed their own laws governing illegals which they do NOT tolerate, and have tightened up even more since 9/11, Thus the reason they still get more terrorist attacks on them as we speak, they are smaller now with better intell, but still attacks. Its because illegals are angry they cannot get through or sometimes even around England and other countries on their way to ours. They get picked up, tossed back. If we did the same, followed our own laws on Illegals we would have enough money to care for our own, provide jobs, and reinstate some of our old programs that were terminated due to lack of funds. In our schools and with elderly especially. I do NOT know the percent of illegals on our programs, but it only takes one trophy baby to get the whole family taken care of. If our Gov. WAS enforcing, just think!
Popeye January 04, 2012 at 06:55 AM
Brenda the bigot still spewing hate. Collecting disability is awesome career...your children will have high goals...
Jen January 04, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Brenda, you couldn't be more accurate on everything you stated...As for Paul, Popeye and Winchester and possibly Collins..If I was a betting lady, I would bet they are all one person, hiding behind a computer using fake names. And I think I know who it is.
temeculan January 04, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Popeye.....You wrote, "I am a christian conservative" yet you attack everyone who expresses opinions that are even vaguely conservative. You are a joke and an ignorant dope.
Popeye January 04, 2012 at 06:27 PM
John, Conservative does not mean bigot. To bad you relate the word Conservative and seem very uneducated. Also you must been beat up as a kid. We Ameicans do do like you UnAmerican Values. Your Tea Bagger values are not wanted......thank you....
LBV Collins January 04, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Hi Brenda. If you interpreted any of my comments as insulting you, I apologize. That was not my intention. I also avoid name calling since that’s not how I want to engage in discussing ideas/perspectives/opinions. My goal in commenting is to share my thoughts and learn what others are thinking. Often I pose questions or provide examples challenging someone’s (often strongly held) beliefs. Not necessarily because I think they’re wrong, but because I hope to gain a better understanding of how/why they formed their opinions—and to perhaps learn from them. I like to think that I have an open mind and if I disagree with someone’s point of view, I typically offer them an opportunity to sway me to their way of thinking by probing and prodding with questions or counterexamples. So I’ll ask tough questions at times, not to make someone appear foolish, but to allow them a chance to help me better understand their thoughts and feelings—and to help me expand my understanding of a given subject. Again, if you felt I was belittling or insulting you, I sincerely apologize. Hi Jen. Nope, I’m not Paul, nor Popeye, nor Winchester. I don’t know any of them personally; wouldn’t know them if I passed them in a grocery store isle. Our only interactions have been here on The Patch.
Popeye January 04, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Jen, I am the one and only original GOP Conservative....I do not know the others personnaly, but I do not always agree with them either.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Wow, Cheryl Williams, Talk about thinly veiled bigotry. First, I tend to lean on the side of Republican. Second, I am Christian. However, putting all of America's woes upon the shoulders of Obama (who has only used what previous presidents have laid the ground work for to further damage this country) is putting your head in the sand. Blackening the White House? Hmm.. Interesting. God loving Americans haven't had the nerve to stand up since before prayer was removed from our schools. That was around 50 years ago, beginning in 1962, Obama was one year old. Yes, a Democrat was President then, but the Supreme Court made the rulings. Our country is a nation of immigrants. At what point should we have closed our borders? Let's see, a republican (Bush) forced the Patriot Act through Congress right after 9-11 which drastically changed our rights as citizens and has served to allow the government to determine who is a threat to our country and Christianity is one belief system that has been named as a target of our government. Yet, if you read the New Testament, there is nothing in it that suggests Christians take up arms against anyone. Or that Christians do anything other than pray and point out the truth toward any other group. There is an agenda in this country set up long ago that is being played out. That agenda is progressively changing this country regardless which political party is in power. Each President builds on top of what came before.
Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Popeye, The book used by Muslims is the Koran. That book clearly states that anyone not believing what they believe are to be killed for being "infidels". In fact, it is the DUTY of a Muslim to kill "infidels". The time is coming. One only has to look at what is happening in areas where "Muslims" are in control. Christians are not tolerated in those areas and are killed every day for not being Muslims. There is legitimate concern about the motives of that belief system regardless how often the followers claim it is a "peaceful" religion. I don't have to go to another country to know what their books teach them. Brenda is telling the truth about the way women are treated by that religion. I don't see where your statement that Brenda is "causing fear" is accurate. Read the book yourself. On the other side of the debate, people calling themselves "Christians" have ignored the message of Christ from the beginning of "Christianity" and have launched "religious" wars to stamp out anyone who didn't believe the way they wanted them to believe. Interesting, "Christians" ignore the teachings of their book to kill, and "Muslims" claim their religion is peaceful which is a direct contradiction to what their book says. However, our country has (through our Constitution) guaranteed the right of every person to believe in their god. Not the original intent, but has been interpreted that way. So, they have the right to be here and believe the way they want, regardless.
Winchester Collection January 16, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I am registered as Decline to State due to my fiscal Conservative views and flexible management style to fit what benefits our country best yes I have voted for Reagan and Clinton. Both great men for their time. No I do not know any of these other guys either.


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