Plans to build the largest mosque outside of the Middle East are being made. The mega-mosque, which will be called the London Markaz, will be located on London’s east end. The land for the proposed mega-mosque now hosts a small make-shift mosque. The proposed building will be a 17-acre worship center for as many as seventy thousand Muslims and is set to be the hub of an Islamic quarter for the 2012 London Olympics. The mosque will dwarf many of Britain’s Christian cathedrals and will include an Islamic garden, a library and some residential accommodations. The group behind the project, Tablighi Jamaat, is thought to have ties to al-Qaeda and the project is being funded from sources in the Middle East. Although there is opposition to the project, London’s far-left mayor, Ken Livingstone, supports the proposal. (CBNNews)