News ID: 342079
Publish Date: 02 April 2012 - 07:34
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Navideshahed: A recent study conducted by CAIR - the Council of American-Islamic Relations - has indicated a new shift in the American landscape in terms of the rate of religious relics built in America.

According to a new report titled “The American Mosque 2011”? produced by a coalition of research centers and organizations under the direction of Ihsan Bagby of the University of Kentucky, there were just over 1,000 mosques in towards the end of 2001. At the end of 2011, 2,106 mosques have been established, while only an increase of about 70% in churches was recorded in the same time.

Other major findings:
• Most mosques are in urban areas, but some are in suburban settings.
• Over 75 percent of all American mosques were established since 1980.
• Islam in America is ethnically diverse, including large numbers of South Asians, Arabs, and Africans, as well as African-Americans.
• The largest number of mosques are found in California, New York, and Texas, but other states have surprising numbers — such as Alabama (31), Kentucky (27), and Mississippi (16).
• Given the higher Muslim birthrate and continuing patterns of immigration, it is likely that the number of Muslims in America will continue to rise, along with the numbers of mosques.

The End
Source: Islam Times

According to a new report titled “The American Mosque 2011”? produced by a coalition of research centers and organizations under the direction of Ihsan Bagby of the University of Kentucky, there were just over 1,000 mosques in towards the end of 2001. At the end of 2011, 2,106 mosques have been established, while only an increase of about 70% in churches was recorded in the same time. Other major findings: • Most mosques are in urban areas, but some are in suburban settings. • Over 75 percent of all American mosques were established since 1980. • Islam in America is ethnically diverse, including large numbers of South Asians, Arabs, and Africans, as well as African-Americans. • The largest number of mosques are found in California, New York, and Texas, but other states have surprising numbers — such as Alabama (31), Kentucky (27), and Mississippi (16). • Given the higher Muslim birthrate and continuing patterns of immigration, it is likely that the number of Muslims in America will continue to rise, along with the numbers of mosques. The End Source: Islam Times
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