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Muslim Immigration to the United States

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 4 months ago

Image by Lorie Shaull, January 27, 2017
Image by Lorie Shaull, January 27, 2017


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Muslims in the United States


History of Muslims in the United States


Laws and Court Cases


Muslims in Legislative Office





Muslims in the United States


U.S. Admits Record Number of Muslim Refugees in 2016, Pew Research Center (October 5, 2016)

  • 38,901 Muslim refugees in 2016
  • 37,521 Christian refugees in 2016
  • 84,999 total refugees in 2016
  • Top Countries of Origin for refugees
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Syria
    • Burma
    • Iraq
    • Somalia

New Estimates of U.S. Muslim Population, Pew Research Center, 2016

  • 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States; 1 percent of total population
  • Expected to double in size by 2050


5 Myths about Mosques in America, Washington Post(August 29, 2010)


Article detailing the strength of the Muslim community in the U.S especially after facing adversity.


Must see interactive website on 25 most influential American Muslims.


History of Muslims in the United States


Islam in America, PBS History Detectives

  • First Wave of Muslims to America were African slaves; 10 to 15 percent of whom were Muslims
  • Between 1878 and 1924, Muslim immigrants settled in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and the Dakotas
  • By 1952, there were 1,000 mosques in North America


Islamic Society of Boston, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Islamic Society of Boston, Roxbury 


Historical Patterns of Muslim Immigration

When Did Muslims Come to America, Teaching Tolerance Magazine, 2017

Arabs in America, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill



Laws and Court Cases


America Banned Muslims Long Before Donald Trump, Washington Post (August 18, 2016) as in the following examples from the article





Muslims in Legislative Office


Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN05) December 2018



First Muslim Women in Congress:  Rashida Tlaib and Ilhah Omar (2018)







Muslims using their voices in American politics





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