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Muslim Americans in Mainstream America

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 1
Subject: Civil Rights|Islam/Muslims
Author: Awad, Nihad
Issue Description: Between six and eight million Muslims live in the U.S. African-Americans represent 43%, Asian- Americans 26%, Arab-Americans 14%, Iranian-Americans 4%, Turkish-Americans 3%, European- Americans 3%, with 7% unspecified. Until recently, most lived in well defined Muslim communities. Today, however, Muslims are moving into the mainstream and, like minorities before them, many are facing discrimination, intolerance, even violence. To counter this bias, Nihad Awad helped to found
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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