Fort Wayne Burmese Mosque 1st Built in 3 Decades

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The first Burmese Muslim mosque built worldwide in more than three decades is going up in Fort Wayne. The Mosque and Learning Center being built on the city's south side is owned by the Burmese Muslim Education and Community Center. Construction will be a years-long process because it is being funded with donations from the Muslim community. The first phase of the mosque will have seating for 175 people and include prayer areas and small education rooms. Officials hope the phase is finished by the end of next year. More than 30 mosques have been destroyed in recent years in Myanmar. More than 6,000 immigrants from that country call Fort Wayne home.