Masjid Omar Ibn Al-Khattab

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State: California

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Website: www.islamicity.com/Culture/MOSQUES/america/USA_MasjidOmar.htm


Masjid Omar ibn al-Khattab opened in 1994 and is situated adjacent to the campus of the University of Southern California (USC).  The mosque is a part of the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation.[1]  The Omar Foundation has sponsored and hosted Muslim–Jewish dialogues and is represented on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Human Relations Council and the Advisory Board of Days of Dialogue.[2]

A sizable amount of funding for the mosques construction came from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.[3]

The Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation is a board member of The Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC), alongside multiple Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations.[4]



[1]Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation Website, “The Masjid,” Accessed: November 6, 2018, http://omarfoundation.com/

[2] Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, “About the Partnership,” University of Southern California, Accessed : November 6, 2018, http://cmje.usc.edu/about/partners/

[3] Testimony: Stephen Schwartz, ” Terrorism: Growing Wahhabi Influence in the United States,” U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, June 26, 2003, https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-108shrg91326/pdf/CHRG-108shrg91326.pdf

[4] Muslim American Homeland Security Congress Facebook Page, “About,” Accessed: November 6, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/pg/MuslimAmericanHSC/about/?ref=page_internal


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