In the last decade 50,000 Bosnians have moved to St. Louis and many to the South City Bevo Mill neighborhood. St. Louis today is thought to hold the largest Bosnian population in the nation.
So to make the local Bosnians feel more at home the local Islamic Center is putting up a prayer tower in the formerly Dutch and currently Bosniak neighborhood of Bevo Mill, according to blogger Republican Riot. From this tower the call to prayer is to be broadcast several times a day.
I was surprised and a bit skeptical to hear this prayer tower news but Republican Riot even posted photos of the tower being constructed in South St. Louis City.
Here’s one photo from Republican Riot blog:
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This morning I got up early and drove to the Islamic Center in South St. Louis and took a couple more photos of the new tower:
Amazing! (GP Photo)
Those calls to prayers ought to go over really well with the people of this South St. Louis neighborhood.
UPDATE: Little Green Footballs is being threatened by CAIR over this story.
UPDATE 2: The imam says there will be no loud speakers on the minaret at this time.