Latina Converts to Islam Growing in Number


Among the reasons for the growing number of Latino converts to Islam in the US is this curious suggestion by Ahmad Akhar, the Ibn Khaldun chair of Islamic studies at American University:

[By converting to Islam, some Latinos may also feel as if they're connecting to their Spanish roots, which are embedded for 800 years in Islamic history in Spain's southeast population centers of Granada, Cordova, Seville and Andalusia.] 

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