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By David Pan 

Community celebrates groundbreaking for mosque

Residents, government officials praise work of Islamic Center of Mukilteo


Last updated 3/17/2021 at 11:58am

David Pan

Rep. Rick Larsen (D–2nd District) formally cuts the ribbon to celebrate the groundbreaking of Mukilteo's first mosque Saturday, March 6. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson (left) and the executive board of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo also joined the festivities.

They came to celebrate.

And there was a lot to celebrate.

The words of a speaker reverberated throughout the crowd – Freedom prevailed over failure. Faith defeated fear. Love proved to be more powerful than hate.

Residents of all races and religions from Mukilteo and surrounding communities basked in the glow of success Saturday, March 6, as the ground was broken for what will be the city's first mosque.

It's been a long and eventful journey for Riaz Khan, a city councilmember and president of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo, the organization building the mosque. The group purchased the...

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