• Erdogan brings American Muslims home to new mosque


    LANHAM: Beneath a majestic Ottoman dome, waving Turkish flags outside their brand new mosque, a group of US Muslims — the faithful and the curious — jostled Saturday to welcome a president. Hailing the beauty of its location near the capital Washington, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially inaugurated the Diyanet Center of America. Ankara’s leader, whose country bankrolled the massive project at a cost of $110 million, said its presence in the small town of Lanham — and during a US election year that has seen Donald Trump call for a ban on Muslims entering the country — made sense.


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