Category: Misc

Jesus Rogelio Villarreal: After Terror Attacks, UTSA Student Found Faith in Unlikely Place

By Abe LevySan Antonio Express-NewsSeptember 8, 2006 Jesus Rogelio Villarreal used to curse Muslims and blame Islam for inspiring the 9-11 terrorists. He hoped to kill the Taliban overseas. He’s now a convert to Islam and among the first to enter local mosques for weekly prayers and the last to leave. He marvels today at […]

Documentary and Speaker to Examine the Latino Muslim Community in America

By Tiffany DixonThe Daily Tar HeelOctober 12, 2006 A unique piece of the nation’s melting pot – Latinos who practice Islam – will be discussed at 6:15 p.m. today in the Carmichael Ballroom. Guest speaker Umar Yasin Diego Guadalupe, who is Latino and Muslim, will talk about the historical and current experiences of the Latino […]

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr

By Barbara KarkabiHouston ChronicleOctober 23, 2006 Together in prayer, support Latina Muslim converts gather to share and forge their newfound faith, friendship When Zulayka Martinez left the Roman Catholic Church and converted to Islam six years ago, she was happy and at peace with her decision. But she felt like an outsider in her new […]

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