Source: The Associated Press
On May 9, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "Two signs have hung in front of the Islamic Center of Savannah since a fire destroyed the building last August with an optimistic message for the community: 'God Bless America. We will rebuild.' And members of the mosque have been working hard to do that and also rebound from reports that an arsonist was responsible for setting their worship center ablaze. No one was hurt, but a rare handwritten copy of the Quran was destroyed in the fire. The mosque got approval from the Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday to build a new 10,550 square foot building with seating for 300-- bigger and better than the previous two-bedroom house that had been converted into worship space."