New Muslim Community Center Planned for Amherst

April 11, 2003

Source: Gazette

On April 11, 2003 the Gazette reported that "a new Muslim community center is planned for University Drive [in Amherst, MA], with the goal of providing both a place of worship and interfaith education... Mohammad Idrees of Blackberry Lane was the high bidder in a foreclosure auction of 5.79 acres of vacant land between Newmarket Center and the Eastern Pulp & Paper building at 100 University Drive... He hopes to build a small Muslim community center there, perhaps modeled on the Jewish Community Center on Main Street, he said."