Islamic Society of Greater Dayton

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Islamic Society of Greater Dayton
Coordinates: 39°45′20″N 84°10′33″W / 39.755583°N 84.175833°W / 39.755583; -84.175833Coordinates: 39°45′20″N 84°10′33″W / 39.755583°N 84.175833°W / 39.755583; -84.175833
Location Dayton, Ohio
Established 1985
Architectural information
Style Post-War Modern

Website: http://www.isgd.org

The Islamic Society of Greater Dayton (ISGD) is a Sunni Muslim community organization based in Dayton, Ohio. The organization includes a mosque on Josie Street.[1] Regular activities at the mosque include worship services, outreach, language classes, and religious classes.

In September 2008, two attackers reportedly sprayed a chemical agent into the windows of the Josie Street mosque during a Ramadan worship service. Worshipers left in discomfort. The incident was investigated as a possible hate crime.[2] The attack followed the distribution of Obsession, an anti-Islamic movie, in the Dayton region.[3]

The ISGD owns and maintains land that is used as a traditional Islamic cemetery.[4]

The ISGD is planning on moving to new facilities in Sugarcreek Township outside of Dayton. The township approved the plans in 2008.[5] Construction on the mosque is continuing as of April 2014.[6]

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  1. ^ Moss, Meredith (4 September 2010). "Thriving Dayton mosques welcome visitors of all faiths". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Nagel, Kyle (27 September 2008). "Chemical irritant empties Islamic Society of Greater Dayton's mosque". Dayton Daily News. 
  3. ^ "MPAC Calls on FBI & Justice Dept to Investigate Chemical Irritant Sprayed into Ohio Mosque". Muslim Public Affairs Council. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Islamic Society of Greater Dayton: Cemetery". ISGD website. Islamic Society of Greater Dayton. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Kelley, Jeremy (18 September 2008). "Thriving Dayton mosques welcome visitors of all faiths". Dayton Daily News. 
  6. ^ "Sugarcreek Township: Community Development: New Construction". Sugarcreek Township.Com. Retrieved 4 April 2014.