Our History

The history of the Moslem Mosque Inc. and its members is a story of Eastern European Muslims, "Tatars" who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century. To understand the rich history of the Tatars there is no better resource than Brad Barker & Jack Bosch's video series, Lipka Tatar Heritage on YouTube. Barker and Bosch are Tatars who are descendants of the original mosque members.

Lipka Tatar Heritage Series | Episode One | Origins of the Lipka Tatars

Lipka Tatar Heritage Series | Episode 2 | The Arrival of the Lipka Tatars in Lithuania

Keep an eye out for Episode 3 in which the Lipka Tatars arrive in the United States and found, what will become, the oldest mosque in New York.