Category: LM articles

8 Things To Know About Latinos And Islam 

By Raquel ReichardLatina.comDecember 8, 2015 Anti-Muslim sentiments are high in the U.S., with leading presidential candidates like Donald Trump calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” and more than half of Americans saying they have an “unfavorable” view of Islam. While the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric comes from recent terrorist […]

Changing faiths: Hispanic Americans leaving Catholicism for Islam

By Katy WatsonBBC NewsAugust 21, 2013 With more than 50 million Hispanics living in the US, the Latino community is now the country’s biggest minority. While most are brought up within the Catholic Church, a number of them are turning to Islam. Precise figures are difficult to pin down as the US Census does not […]

Five Years Since the Release of ‘New Muslim Cool’: Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of U.S. Muslim Religious Culture

By Julie Poucher HarbinISLAMiCommentaryJune 28, 2014 A train painted with graffiti of an American flag rolls through the streets of North Pittsburgh. Smokestacks are visible. There’s the sound of an ambulance, which fades into the opening lyrics of “Days End,” a rap song by Puerto Rican American hip hop artist Hamza Perez: I live my […]

Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

By Carolyn PresuttiVOA NewsOctober 18, 2014 MIAMI – Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the organization, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more than half of new converts […]

From the Vatican to the Veil: Why America’s Latinas are Rushing to Islam

Sputnik NewsOctober 28, 2014 Two of America’s fastest growing demographics are showing signs of convergence, as Hispanics are increasingly converting to Islam. This traditionally Catholic people are giving up their religion because they’re looking for an orderly identity and increased respect, although their Islamic conversions come with a few major social hurdles.America’s Leaders Hispanics and […]

Some Mexican Catholics now find God in Islam

By William SchaeferThe Denver PostFebruary 13, 2014 MEXICO CITY – For almost five centuries Catholicism has been the dominant religion in Mexico. In 1970, Catholics comprised 96.7 percent of Mexico’s population. By 2010, that number had fallen to 82.7 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. Most of this change is attributed to growth in […]

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