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


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

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

Arabs in America, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


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Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb (1846-1916) was a prominent Anglo-American Muslim, See his statement On the Criteria for Evaluating Religions





Islamic Society of Boston, Roxbury
Islamic Society of Boston, Roxbury

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

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


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

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Representative Keith Ellison from Minnesota is the highest elected Muslim in America.

Screen Shot 2016-10-29 at 12.06.19 PM.pngGo here for his Congressional homepage