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Chicago Govt Opens a Casino at Medinah Temple Named Building

Medinah Temple casino claim in Chicago social media Muslim nations.

Even worse, the structure was given the name Medinah Temple in Chicago. Outrage has been voiced at the development, which some have labeled as an effort to incite Muslims.

While the majority of claims made about the casino are accurate, the building’s history does not support the implication that its opening was an intentional attempt to alienate Muslims.

The elaborate auditorium originally seated about 4,200 people on three levels and was housed in the ancient Medinah Temple building, which was built in 1912.

This amphitheater in the Moorish style was created by architects Huehl and Schmidt and utilized in the 1960s to record many symphonies. The building started to deteriorate and narrowly escaped demolition in 2000.

So why is Medinah Temple called a temple and why does it resemble a mosque?

The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a Freemasonry organization, built the structure.

Like many other Freemasonry factions, this one embraced a Middle Eastern aesthetic and referred to their structures as temples. This clarifies the name.

Shriners have constructed other buildings on Middle Eastern themes in the United States and after the 9/11 attacks, they faced harassment after they were mistaken for Muslims.

Medinah Temple changed hands and became a departmental store in 2000. Fast forward to 2023 and a leading casino company Bally’s opens a temporary casino in the building.

On September 9, the casino in Medinah Temple opened, with the city expecting to make money from taxes.

The first section of the Kalma Tayyaba is inscribed in wood at the building’s entryway.

The words “La illah ila allah” repeatedly form a border around the main entrance’s rectangle as a decoration.

This inscription was copied from the Alhambra complex in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, and it is written in italic Arabic characters.

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