One of North America's largest Muslim organizations wants to build a summer camp in the Adirondacks on 114 acres it recently acquired.
The Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim advocacy group based in New York City, hopes to raise money to develop a camp for children and families of all religions on land donated to it last year, Muhammad Rahman, ICNA's secretary general, said in an interview Thursday.
"Once we have some resources, we will submit a plan to the community," Rahman said. "Then we'll see what happens."
His comments followed a report in The Chronicle, a weekly publication in Glens Falls, that a doctor named Sayeeda Tahera Jafar transferred the deed on the 114.4-acre property to the ICNA last week. Word about the donation started moving around this North Country town of no more than 3,000 people on Thursday.