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Old 07-09-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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as others have said, Detroit.

Now, if we want to include our neighbours to the north, it'd be Toronto in a landslide.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Although not at the top of the list, Minneapolis has become increasingly Muslim, due primarily to the large numbers of Muslim Somali immigrants. I think it's a fairly safe bet the city will have moved up from the 20th spot by the time the 2010 numbers are available. Minneapolis (and metro area) have certainly changed quite a bit in just that short time and the increasing number of Muslim residents is very visible.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Although not at the top of the list, Minneapolis has become increasingly Muslim, due primarily to the large numbers of Muslim Somali immigrants. I think it's a fairly safe bet the city will have moved up from the 20th spot by the time the 2010 numbers are available. Minneapolis (and metro area) have certainly changed quite a bit in just that short time and the increasing number of Muslim residents is very visible.
Yes, between 2001 and 2009 the immigration in the US from Somalia exploded, and Minneapolis had the biggest part.And somalis have many babies, so yes I think Minneapolis will become a major city for muslims in the US.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:51 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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why isn't nyc on there as a whole? why just ny, ny?? i'm willing to bet that there's more muslims in queens than there are in manhattan by far.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Hollywood
You're kidding, right?

Most of the Muslims I know in the LA area live in the Valley, especially in Northridge and Granada Hills. What's interesting is that there are probably more Muslims OUTSIDE of LA County than in LA County, seeing that most of the Masjid locations are in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County

Mosque (Masjid) Finder Worldwide

http://www.america.gov/media/pdf/boo...in-america.pdf
If you guys are interested, this report details life in Muslim America. What's funny is that more and more Muslims are probably as religious as I am (which is, not very religious at all except for Ramadan and not eating pork)

Interestingly enough, unlike most countries in Europe, the Muslim population in the US is HIGHLY diverse (Page 26 of the 2nd link)

34% South Asian
26% Arab
25% African American
15% Other (which I'm part of, being from Southeast Asia)

By region:

32% South
29% Northeast
22% Midwest
18% West

We are an increasing presence in the American scene. And to be honest, I'm actually surprised at the LACK of anti-Islamic sentiment in the American populace considering the devastating effects of 9/11. This makes me so proud to be an American. Mash'Allah
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Your numbers are bogus considering the Census numbers. Your table states that 52K muslims in NYC are south Asian. Consideringr that the official number of South Asians in NYC (excluding Indian; only Pakistani and Bangladeshi) is 200K according to the 2000 estimates - off the bat - the numbers are wrong. Unless of course you doubt the official 2000 census numbers.

End of discussion. Case closed.

Oh, and here are is my source. 600K muslims in NYC proper (probably close to 1MM for the metro area)

Columbia News ::: Columbia Presents First-Ever Study on Muslim Political, Social, Religious Identity in NYC

Please dont argue with me when it comes to demographics. Thanks in advance!
I will argue demographics with you all day, especially when dealing with religious affiliation. After all, definitive numbers don't exist because the U.S. Census is prohibited from asking about religious affiliation. In other words, we can't prove one another wrong.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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You're kidding, right?

Most of the Muslims I know in the LA area live in the Valley, especially in Northridge and Granada Hills. What's interesting is that there are probably more Muslims OUTSIDE of LA County than in LA County, seeing that most of the Masjid locations are in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County

Mosque (Masjid) Finder Worldwide

http://www.america.gov/media/pdf/boo...in-america.pdf
If you guys are interested, this report details life in Muslim America. What's funny is that more and more Muslims are probably as religious as I am (which is, not very religious at all except for Ramadan and not eating pork)

Interestingly enough, unlike most countries in Europe, the Muslim population in the US is HIGHLY diverse (Page 26 of the 2nd link)

34% South Asian
26% Arab
25% African American
15% Other (which I'm part of, being from Southeast Asia)

By region:

32% South
29% Northeast
22% Midwest
18% West

We are an increasing presence in the American scene. And to be honest, I'm actually surprised at the LACK of anti-Islamic sentiment in the American populace considering the devastating effects of 9/11. This makes me so proud to be an American. Mash'Allah
Interesting numbers
And I guess you (or your ancestors) come from Indonesia or Malaysia ?
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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You're kidding, right?

Most of the Muslims I know in the LA area live in the Valley, especially in Northridge and Granada Hills. What's interesting is that there are probably more Muslims OUTSIDE of LA County than in LA County, seeing that most of the Masjid locations are in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County

Mosque (Masjid) Finder Worldwide

http://www.america.gov/media/pdf/boo...in-america.pdf
If you guys are interested, this report details life in Muslim America. What's funny is that more and more Muslims are probably as religious as I am (which is, not very religious at all except for Ramadan and not eating pork)

Interestingly enough, unlike most countries in Europe, the Muslim population in the US is HIGHLY diverse (Page 26 of the 2nd link)

34% South Asian
26% Arab
25% African American
15% Other (which I'm part of, being from Southeast Asia)

By region:

32% South
29% Northeast
22% Midwest
18% West

We are an increasing presence in the American scene. And to be honest, I'm actually surprised at the LACK of anti-Islamic sentiment in the American populace considering the devastating effects of 9/11. This makes me so proud to be an American. Mash'Allah
I am very surprised by the number of Muslims in metro Los Angeles. I knew that there was a fairly large Iranian\ Persian population in LA but understood that many were actually Jewish or Christian. I have only seen one mosque and that was near USC. I wonder if those figures are correct?
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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We are an increasing presence in the American scene. And to be honest, I'm actually surprised at the LACK of anti-Islamic sentiment in the American populace considering the devastating effects of 9/11. This makes me so proud to be an American. Mash'Allah
I think one thing that might help is that American Muslims tend to be more moderate than those in much of Europe. The other is America has been religiously diverse for a long time without ever having a religious war. So we have a bit more experience on how to deal with things without violence or hostility.

Although I think in polls many Americans state they distrust Muslims, but they don't necessarily want to do anything to them.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Interesting numbers
And I guess you (or your ancestors) come from Indonesia or Malaysia ?
Nope. My parents are from the Philippines. Sucks coming from a really Catholic country where even the name of the nationality is named after a Spanish king who HATED Muslims. It's ok though, that's why I'm an American

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I am very surprised by the number of Muslims in metro Los Angeles. I knew that there was a fairly large Iranian\ Persian population in LA but understood that many were actually Jewish or Christian. I have only seen one mosque and that was near USC. I wonder if those figures are correct?
Many of those who came from Iran came as a result of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Remember: the Shah's government really pushed for secularization at all cores, which helped bring about his downfall (that was deeply unpopular in the countryside).

Many of those who came from Iran were religious minorities (especially Jews and Armenians) because they feared the treatment they would face under an Islamic regime. The religious minority groups also happened to be some of the most well off Iranians.

I've met some Iranian Muslims here in the US, but they're extremely secular and vehemently pro-Shahi. However, as time passes on and the Islamic Revolution becomes more and more distant, its becoming less of an issue. If you're more interested in the migration of Iranians out of Iran, I suggest reading some works by Nikkie Keddie to get a glimpse into the diaspora.

Most of the Muslims I know personally are Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or Arab.

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I think one thing that might help is that American Muslims tend to be more moderate than those in much of Europe. The other is America has been religiously diverse for a long time without ever having a religious war. So we have a bit more experience on how to deal with things without violence or hostility.

Although I think in polls many Americans state they distrust Muslims, but they don't necessarily want to do anything to them.
I haven't come across hostility to my face since I don't "look Muslim", and I haven't heard anti-Islamic discourse to my face yet. However, I did have a friend whose dad asked me why I didn't convert to Catholicism yet, since Muslims are so "mysterious and distrustful". I said "well, why don't you come convert me then, eh?"

As 9/11 becomes more and more of a memory, its becoming less and less of an issue.

Lets be honest with ourselves..what does it mean to be a Moderate Muslim? It has NO meaning at all. Its a question of integration, not one of faith. The history of Muslims in Europe is extremely complex (mostly dealing with the attitudes the Europeans had toward their colonials AND their guest workers), and should be looked at wider lenses than just the religious one.
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