The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has, for the first time, inaugurated a mosque in the city.
This was disclosed by Muhamed Bahe, on Saturday March 18, 2023.
“Another 1st time ever event! I know, you been seeing a lot of “1st time” but that shows you what happens when the RIGHT leadership is chosen,” Bahe said.
According to him, Adams is the first Mayor of NYC to ever commence a Masjid grand opening by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
He asserted that “No other Mayor has shown their level of support to the Muslim community than this man.
“He is here, and will always be here, for the Muslim community.”
He described the completion of the masjid before Ramadan as a blessing to the Muslim community in New York City.
“I was smiling in the outside but deep inside, I was crying out of joy and gratitude. Alhamdullilah for Islam!” he concluded.
Mohamed Bahe founded the volunteer group Muslims Giving Back in 2014, a pantry that provides meals and other essentials to the homeless in New York City.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bahe turned his mosque into a food pantry to provide culturally sensitive food to immigrant families.
During Ramadan (April 23, 2020-May 23, 2020), Muslims Giving Back brought meals to Herald Square in Manhattan every single night.
The group also provided food to activists to demonstrate solidarity during the George Floyd protests through the spring and summer of 2020.