The Rising Power of American Muslims

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Before the 19th century, most Muslims came to the New World as enslaved Africans and were forced to abandon their faith upon their arrival on plantations.

There are records that show people with Arabic names fighting on the American side of the Revolution, and the prospect that a Muslim could become president was one reason cited in 1788 for opposition to Article VI of the Constitution, which states that "no religious test shall ever be required" of any elected official in the U.S. The Founding Fathers kept that in.

30 Firsts for Muslims in America.

  Category: Americas, Life & Society
  Topics: American Muslims
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