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.

“As-salam alaykum, Wa alaykumu s-salam”: Latino Americans are Leaving Catholicism to Embrace Islam

By Nicole Akoukou ThompsonLatin PostFebruary 13, 2014 By and large, Latino Americans are Catholic; a majority of the 52 million Hispanics living in the United States belong to the Catholic Church and many of their traditions are rooted in its teachings. However, Cathedrals are emptying, and former occupants have taken to worshiping in mosques… or […]

Targeted Islamic outreach to Hispanics achieving results

By Ken ChitwoodReligion News ServiceFebruary 28, 2014 PEARLAND, Texas (RNS) Carlos Lopez works in the United States to earn money and send it back home to his family in Mexico. But he sends back something else, too: pamphlets and personal testimonies about his new faith. On Dec. 22, 2013, Lopez took the “shahada” – the […]

Another Growing Component of the Muslim Fabric: Latino Muslims are bringing another experience to the Muslim American community

By Rachael LevyIslamic HorizonsJanuary/February 2014 When Yusuf Alamo became Muslim five years ago, people looked at him strangely. When he married a Muslim woman in 2011, his father’s side of the family didn’t attend the wedding. Alamo, 34, a Puerto Rican who was raised Mennonite in the New York City borough of the Bronx, says […]

Islam in the US: Latino Muslims Are One of The Fastest Growing Populations in the US

By Anjalee KhemlaniThe Latin PostJul 26, 2014 El Cid’s Monument At Burgos City Latino Muslims have been dubbed one of the fastest growing segments of Islam in the U.S., according to PBS. The Hispanic population and the Muslim population are each a fast-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to Reuters. There were about 2.6 […]

5 Reasons Why Media Coverage of ‘Latina’ Converts Does Not Represent Me

By ErenPatheosOctober 28, 2014 This is not the first time I have discussed media coverage of ‘Latin’ Converts to Islam. In fact, I have written about how they are depicted in terms of their relationships, the ways in which Indigenous converts from Latin America puzzle the media, and how ‘Latina’ women are said to be […]

Latinos Accepting Islam: A Return to Their True Heritage

By Hernan Abu Uthman GuadalupeThe Message Intl MagazineDecember 30, 2014 The vast majority of Latinos are Roman Catholic due primarily to their culture or upbringing. But many of these inhabitants of North, South, and Central America are uncomfortable and disenchanted with the various beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church, including the emphasis on saints, […]

Somos Muslims

By Maria HinojosaLatino USAJuly 5, 2013 As we approach the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, we explore the intersection of Muslim and Latino identities as part of our series on identity, Somos-Who We Are. Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Hazel Gomez, a community organizer, Hamza Perez, an activist, and Wilfredo […]

Latina Muslims Face Ridicule, Find Peace

By Cristina LoboguerreroEl Diario-La PrensaJuly 9, 2013 In December, Norwood News did an article on Latino Muslims in the Bronx, whose small numbers in the area make it a struggle to bring them together under one umbrella to share their experiences as a fragmented group, cultural and linguistic differences from other Muslim contingents. Reporter Cristina […]

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