Islam is the third largest religion in the United States after Christianity and Judaism. According to a 2010 study, it is followed by 0.9% of the population, compared with 70.6% who follow Christianity, 22.8% unaffiliated, 1.9% Judaism, 0.7% Buddhism, and 0.7% Hinduism. According to a newer estimate done in 2016, there were 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States, about 1% of the total U.S. population.
From the 1880s to 1914, several thousand Muslims immigrated to the United States from the former territories of the Ottoman Empire and the former Mughal Empire. The Muslim population of the U.S. increased dramatically in the 20th century, with much of the growth driven by a comparatively high birth rate and immigrant communities of mainly Arab and South Asian descent. About 72% of American Muslims are immigrants or “second generation”.
In 2005, more people from Muslim-majority countries became legal permanent United States residents—nearly 96,000—than there had been in any other year in the previous two decades. In 2009, more than 115,000 Muslims became legal residents of the United States.
A mosque, or masjid, can be defined as any place that Muslims pray facing to Mecca, and is not necessarily a building; by that meaning there were mosques in the United States by 1731 or earlier. Some sources assert that what is likely the first American mosque building was a mosque in Biddeford, Maine that was founded in 1915 by Albanian Muslims. A Muslim cemetery still existed there in 1996.
However the first “purpose-built” mosque building was probably a mosque opened in 1921 in Detroit, Michigan. It was close to the famous Highland Park Ford Plant which began mass, assembly-line production of Ford Model T cars in 1913, and where “hundreds of Arab American men” came to work. This mosque included Sunni, Shiite and Ahmadi Muslims, and was funded by Muhammad Karoub, a real estate developer.
The Mother Mosque of America, built in 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is asserted to be the oldest still-existing mosque building in the U.S. Also is asserted to be the oldest standing mosque in the U.S. is the Al-Sadiq Mosque, built in 1922 in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago.
Nation of Islam mosques, mostly of African Americans, are often in storefronts or former churches.
It has been estimated that there were somewhat more than 100 mosques in the U.S. in 1970, but immigration of more than a million Muslims since then led to hundreds more being built.
In 1994 the Islamic Center of Yuba City, in California, was destroyed by fire set in a hate-crime, and is one of two mosques destroyed by a hate-crime in U.S. history, (the second being in Joplin, Missouri in 2012)
The overall number of mosques in the United States quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010, an increase of 74%.
The “Ground Zero mosque”, a planned mosque in lower Manhattan, was the subject of controversy from 2010 on. In September 2011, a temporary 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) Islamic center opened in renovated space at the site, and current plans are for a museum to be built, instead of a mosque.
Through 2014, a building boom for mosques has been going on.
This is the holy month of Ramadan. It is on a pace to surpass the bloodiest Radaman in the modern history of Ramadans: last year. Islam’s holiest month of fasting and prayer began May 26. Already, there have been at least 70 deadly terrorists attacks, leaving 950 dead and more than 1,000 wounded. It’s only been 14 days of Ramadan and this year it runs until June 24th
The Religion of Peace website, which keeps track of Islamic terror attacks, says in just the last 30 days, there have been 193 attacks in 30 countries, in which 1,786 people were killed and 1,828 injured.
It is known that the Muslim Brotherhood was a big part of our government during the Obama Administration.
Sources: Wikipedia – Religion of Peace. com
The following documentary, “The Jihadis Next Door,” was filmed in London. The Jihadis in the film states, “The whole world will be under ‘Sharia’ soon!”
Islam is coming to take over America…sooner than we think!