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Unformatted text preview: rd of Muslims are African American; late 19 th century wave of Muslim immigrants (unskilled, uneducated); 2 nd wave undereducated people 1960’s-present (highly educated); immigrant Muslims out number all other Muslims; followed by African Americans, then white middle class Americans, unclear about number of Muslims in US. • CAIR Council on American Islamic Relations: President=female • Muslims generally live in major cities. • Average family income $60,000 compared to $50,000 • 1300 mosques, several hundred schools • Imams most from other countries • 1980 training of American Muslims to become imams • Islam interfaith activity; social action (3.5 million Arab Americans in U.S., over half Christian); 44%= Muslim...
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- Spring '08
- Islam, Islam in the United States