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On Muslim holiday, Houston's mosques open to Harvey evacuees

 

September 1, 2017



HOUSTON (AP) — The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls.

On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam's holiest days, it's become the temporary home for 15 of the thousands of Harvey evacuees, Muslim and non-Muslim. And though it will host hundreds of people during the Friday morning prayer for the so-called festival of sacrifice, the mosque's leaders have been adamant: No matter how many people attend the prayers, the evacuees aren't going anywhere.

"They are the No. 1 priority. They will n...



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