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Muslim Immigration to the United States

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

 

Topics on the Page

 

Muslims in the United States

 

History of Muslims in the United States

 

Laws and Court Cases Impacting Muslims

 

Muslims in Legislative Office

 

 

Cross-Link: Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade

 

      • Muslim Immigration technically started during the Atlantic Slave Trade, as 10-15% of slaves were actually Muslim

 

 

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

 

Demographic, Financial, Political Stats on Muslim Immigrants in USPew Research Center, 2018

 

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.

 

List of 25 Influential Muslim Americans and their respected accomplishments

 

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

 

Click HERE to see the secret history of Muslims in America

 

 

The Pluralism Project was created by Harvard University with the goal to study and interpret the changing religious landscape of the United States.

 

  • Click here for the Pluralism Projects page on Islam to find information and primary sources about the history of Muslims in the United States. 

 

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 Impacting Muslims

 

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

 

List of 25 Influential Muslim Americans and their respected accomplishments

 

Muslim Candidates Again Make History in 2020

 

 

 

 

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