The Islamic Center of America is a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan, opened in 2005, that is the largest in North America. Dearborn's Muslims are mainly Shi'a; however, all Muslims may attend this mosque.
The Islamic Center of America is located at 19500 Ford Road in Dearborn. The institution was founded in 1963 by Muhammad Jawad Chirri, who remained its director until his death in 1994. The current Imam is Iraqi-born Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini.
On January 24, 2011, an Imperial Beach, California man named Roger Stockham was arrested and charged with terrorism after attempting to blow up the Islamic Center of America. According to police, he targeted the city because of its large Arab-American and Muslim population although he later claimed to be a convert to Sunni Islam who harbored anti-Shia Islam sentiments.