Have the Islamic Center of Federal Way Board of Trustees acknowledge community concerns
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Ever since the establishment of the Islamic Center of Federal Way or ICFW, Muslims from all over the Greater Seattle Area have been using the facility for daily or occasional services. Whether it is engaging in the Youth Programs, classes, Friday congregational prayers, or Ramadan Iftars, the mosque has shown to be a very important part of the community's development.
Despite the wonderful things that happen within this mosque, there have been very unjust and authoritative leadership. The official leaders of the mosque ( specifically the Board of Trustees) have dominated majority of the decision-making processes and act as if the mosque is their own and does not belong to the community. The mosque's power dynamic involves a small group of families who are all linked to one another, and act as if it is a privately owned, family business. The leaders claim it is because of them the mosque is functioning, however, they have consistently shown irresponsible, disrespectful, and unprofessional behaviors towards any concerns the community has regarding the facility and how it functions. There is no transparency with how and where the funds are being spent (funds the COMMUNITY have brought) and there is a lack of representation of other Muslim identities within the leadership.
A group of Muslims have written a letter to the Board of Trustees, anonymously, stating these concerns. The Board has completely disregarded it and played the blaming game, scapegoating the entire issue.
They have unjustly fired the Imam without notifying the community and have dismissed the Board of Directors, including the President of the mosque. They refuse to meet with the community to create dialogue and understanding. They, instead, hide behind their lawyer and arbitrarily dismiss community leaders.
We need YOUR help. We need the public support for this to transcend. We need to salvage what was supposed to be a sanctuary. We will fight what rightfully belongs to the community! Please sign in support and solidarity! Thank you.
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