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AFRICAN AMERICANS AND ISLAM

According to a 2007 study by the Pew Research Center, Muslims constitute 0.6% of the U.S. adult population. This figure, which projects to 1.4 million Muslims aged 18 or older, is similar to an independent estimate of 1.5 million by Pew Hispanic Center demographer Jeffrey Passel. Passel’s model further estimates that there are approximately 850,000 Muslim Americans under the age of 18 – bringing the total number of Muslims nationwide to 2.35 million. Researchers generally concede, however, that methodological limitations make it impossible to know for certain how many Muslims are living in the United States. Indeed, numerous studies have produced widely varying estimates.

In 2001, for instance, the American Religious Identification Survey estimated that there were approximately 1.1 million adult Muslims in the U.S.  The 2005 Britannica Book of the Year placed the figure at 4.7 million. At the upper end of the spectrum was a 2001 Hartford Institute for Religious Research survey – sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations – which attempted to identify every mosque in the U.S. and then questioned leaders from a representative sample of those mosques about the number of worshippers associated with each one. Based on their conclusion that some 2 million Muslims in the U.S. were involved in some way with a mosque, the authors surmised that “estimates of a total Muslim population of 6-7 million in America seem reasonable.” Several other leading Muslim advocacy groups have likewise cited estimates of 6 to 7 million, or more.

In the United States today, Islam is growing with particular speed among native-born blacks. Pew reports that of all Muslim Americans surveyed, 38% describe themselves as white, 26% as black, 20% as Asian, and 16% as “other” or “mixed race.” Foreign-born Muslims are 44% white, 28% Asian, 18% “mixed” or “other,” and just 10% black. By comparison, a 56% majority of native-born Muslims are black, 31% are white, and just 2% describe themselves as Asian. Because disproportionate numbers of black converts to Islam are people who feel alienated from -- and resentful toward -- mainstream American culture, this trend has profound implications for the future of race relations and domestic tranquility in the United States.

 

RESOURCES:

How Elijah Muhammad Won
By Daniel Pipes
June 2000
 
The Threat of the Nation of Islam to African-American Churches
By Sergeant Sam Smith
2007
 
Black America, Prisons, and Radical Islam
By the Center for Islamic Pluralism
September 2008


VIDEO:

African Americans Going Back to Their Roots: Islam
By BBC


SEE ALSO:

* Radical Islam and U.S. / European Prisons


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