(Joplin Globe) The Islamic Society of Joplin will build its permanent mosque inside the city, members overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday.
"The majority of the members voted that they don't want to return to the old site," said Lahmuddin, the imam.
Lahmuddin said 90 percent of the around 40 members who met Wednesday voted to build inside the city, rather than rebuild at the location of the mosque that on Aug. 6 was destroyed in a suspicious fire.
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A location inside the city has not yet been determined, he said.