11 March 2015

What Happened to America's First Muslims?

What Happened to America's First Muslims? (Huffington Post, 9 March 2015)

Excerpt:
What does it mean for a religion to be woven into American history? The presence of Muslims in the early United States is well known to scholars -- historians have put their population in the tens of thousands -- yet when President Obama noted last month that "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding," he was greeted with incredulous outrage.

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