There are an estimated 150,000 Islam converts among the Latino community in the US
Source: World Bulletin
Latinos in the U.S. are considered to be the fastest-growing demographic as well as the fastest-growing group of Muslims in America, the Press-Enterprise reported.
Although the statistics haven’t been widely tracked, there are an estimated 150,000 Islam converts among the Latino community in the U.S.
The trend of Hispanic converts to Islam has been tracked by the Islamic Society of North America, which in 2006 estimated there were roughly 40,000 Latino Muslims in the U.S.
Some community leaders said the recent growth of the demographic has its roots in a shared experience of immigration and the negative political rhetoric that advocates have deemed as anti-Muslim.