Former synagogue transforms into mosque

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First it was a synagogue, then a church and now the property at 7401 Limekiln Pike will be transformed into a mosque. The Muslim population continues to grow throughout the greater Philadelphia area. According to Temple University’s Khalid Blankinship, there are about 30,000 Muslims and 50 mosques in Philadelphia. Blankinship says those numbers double when considering the suburban population. “Fifty plus years ago there weren’t any Muslims in Philly. The purchase of the building is a major step and it will be a showcase building,” said Blankinship.