Latino Muslim Articles (Archives)

Newspaper and magazine articles about Latino Muslims from 1992 until 2015 reveal a growing interest in this community. Notably, in 2011 alone, there were 25 articles dedicated to exploring various aspects of the Latino Muslim experience.

A Matter of Faith: Islam is Fastest-Growing Religion in the U.S.

By Stephen MagagniniSacramento BeeJuly 1, 2001 A Sense of Peace and Connectedness Todd Wilson, a third-generation Italian American, swore off his beloved prosciutto. Thy Loun, a refugee from Cambodia now attending UC Davis, had to give up her twice-weekly staple of double-pepperoni pizza.Wilson, 31, and Loun, 21, say they’ve sacrificed their favorite foods (both made […]

Latino Muslims

By Jazmin OrtegaLa PrensaFebruary 2001 RIVERSIDE- From the eyes of strangers, he who is Muslim is Arab. But in the Inland Empire, as it is in other parts of the country, an increasing number of Latinos are breaking the stereotypes, leaving the religion of Christianity to adopt Islam. Islam, the second largest religion in the […]

Hispanos musulmanes de Nueva York siguen temerosos

Por Luis Alonso LugoAssociated PressDecember 12, 2001 NUEVA YORK (AP) _ En 1973, cuando era una adolescente, Miriam Medina salía con un boxeador que la llevó a visitar a su mayor ídolo, Muhammad Alí, a un gimnasio de Pensilvania en el que entrenaba. Tras su sesión de entrenamiento, Alí conversó ampliamente sobre su fe islámica […]

Latinos abandon Catholic church for Islam

By Andrea PereraColumbia News ServiceMarch 22, 2001 NEW YORK — Yahya Figueroa unlaced his brown leather shoes and placed them alongside the boots and sneakers covering the narrow hallway of the basement apartment housing Alianza Islamica. He walked to the living room and offered his sister, Safia Figueroa, the usual greeting, “Salaam Allaikum.” From her […]

Brazilian Muslims: Reverting To Their Islamic Past

By Maria MoreiraIslam Online Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. Although there are no official statistics, the Muslim population in Brazil is estimated to be approximately 1 million people, with a total population of more than 170 million. This number includes reverts to Islam, Arab immigrants and their descendants. Brazilian reverts make up […]

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