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Latino Muslims are Latinos whose religion is Islam. Latino Muslims are also known as Hispanic Muslims. Latino Muslims have a long history in Spain[1]. Islam was first introduced to Latinos by the Moors. The following is a partial list of United States cities, towns, and census-designated places in which a majority (over 50%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino, according to data from the 2000 Census. ... . ... Famous Hispanic Americans // Sylvia Morales, KCET film and television director, sister of Esai Morales, sister-in-law of Lourdes Portillo Esai Morales, KCET TV actor, brother of Sylvia Morales, brother-in-law, of Lourdes Portillo Silvana Arias, actress Adrian Bellani, actor Jessica Alba, actress Benito McMasher, actress Luis Vonrictor, actress... Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... The Hispanic world. ... Moorish Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I of England The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus (the Iberian Peninsula including present day Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal) as well as the Maghreb and western Africa, whose culture is often called Moorish. ...


Many Latino Muslims live in various cities within the United States, their numbers estimated to be from between 70,000 and 200,000.[2] Since the United States Census Bureau does not provide statistics on religion, thus statistics are scarce and wide ranging. Some estimates say there are between 15,000 to 50,000 Hispanic Muslims in the United States.[3] According to the Islamic Society of North America there are 40,000 Hispanic Muslims in the Unites States.[4] The majority of Hispanic converts to Islam are women.[5] A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), based in Plainfield, Indiana, is an umbrella group that describes itself as the largest Muslim organization in North America. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


Various Latino Muslim organizations exist including the Latino American Dawah Organization and Alianza Islamica. Alternative meaning: Organisation (band). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Alianza Islámica is the oldest Latino-Muslim organization in the United States. ...

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  1. ^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6133579 "Latinas Choosing Islam over Catholicism" by Rachel Martin
  2. ^ "More Hispanic Americans are Converting to Islam" - Voice of America, Steve Mort (Orlando, Florida). Retrieved on 13 February 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6133579 "Latinas Choosing Islam over Catholicism" by Rachel Martin
  4. ^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1146265 NPR "Islam and Hispanics" by Shirley Jahad
  5. ^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6133579 "Latinas Choosing Islam over Catholicism" by Rachel Martin

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See also

The history of Islam in the United States starts in the 18th century, with the first Muslim inhabitants. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official data estimates that there are 318,608 Muslims in Mexico, representing 0. ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... Islam has had a relatively long presence in the history of Spain. ...

External links

  • HispanicMuslims.com
  • Latino American Dawah Organization
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