(Washington Examiner) — Mosques in the United States have doubled in number since the September 11 attacks, with urban and suburban centers seeing an uptick in mosque construction over the last decade, according to a new report.

“This is a growing, healthy Muslim community that is well integrated into America,” Ihsan Bagby, who headed the research project — which was sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, among other groups — told The Washington Post. “Researchers conducting the national count found a total of 2,106 Islamic centers, compared to 1,209 in 2000 and 962 in 1994,” The Washington Post reported.

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