Latino Muslims Receive More Attention and Support

July 5, 2002

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On July 5, 2002 The Chicago Tribune featured an article on Chicago's Latino Muslim population, "a group consisting of perhaps tens of thousands of Spanish-speaking individuals who share Islam, but privately, without an overarching network or broad cultural background to support them... Among more established Muslim groups in Chicago and nationwide, however, a growing conviction has emerged that this subset of American Islam deserves a greater voice... One sign is that issues particular to Latino Muslims will headline a series of lectures and presentations at an Islamic Society of North America convention... in Chicago."