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Islam in Ecuador

By Yahya Juan 2002 HISTORICAL ASPECTSThirty to fifty centuries ago, the native Ecuadorian Indian cultures were known as: “Chordeleg, Machalilla and Chorrera.” They are believed to have been sun worshippers. Their Indian chief was believed to have been sent by their “Sun God.” They practiced religious ceremonies offering young virgin women for sacrifice as […]

Number of Hispanic Muslim converts growing

By Tara Dooley,The Houston ChronicleAugust 17, 2002 Huevos rancheros for breakfast; fasulye for dinner. It was not an unusual menu that graced the table one recent Thursday at Patricia El-Kassir’s west Houston home. For El-Kassir, a Mexican-American convert to Islam, starting the day with the Mexican egg breakfast and ending it with a Lebanese meat-and-bean […]

“Muslims find welcoming home on Texas range”

By Robert L. KaiserChicago Tribune staff reporterNovember 21, 2001 Amarillo, with its growing Islamic community, was a litmus test of tolerance following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. AMARILLO, Texas — During the long prayer Saturday after Iftar–the traditional dinner that breaks fasts for Muslims observing Ramadan– a boy kneeling in the little, brick mosque on […]

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