Sunday, October 02, 2005

Latino Muslims


The exact number of Latino Muslims is difficult to determine, because the U.S. Census Bureau does not collect information about religion. However, according to estimates conducted by national Islamic organizations such as the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) there are approximately 40,000 Latino Muslims in the United States.

Likewise, it is difficult to break-down the number of Latino converts to Islam into male versus female. But, according to anecdotal evidence and a survey conducted by the Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), whose mission is to promote Islam within the Latino community in the United States, the number of Latinos converting to Islam tilts slightly in favor of women — with 60 percent women to 40 percent men.


Blogger Rudolph A. Carrera said...

Extremely important post here, so thanks for your efforts!

10/05/2005 2:40 AM  
Blogger Abdul-Halim V. said...

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10/09/2005 2:23 PM  

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