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E i s e n - New Jersey. This religious group claims to be an Islam- 1934 The Mother Mosque, the ic sect but incorporates influ- first building built specifically ences from many religions. to be a mosque, is established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 57 hower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower in attendance. 1 9 65 Presi d en t Lyn don B. 1993 A bdul- R as h e e d M u - J o h nson signs into law the h ammad Im m i g ra ti o n t h e U . S . A r m y ’s f i r s t M u s l i m an d Nation - a l i t y Act o f 1965, w h ic h a bo li shes origin the national- q uo ta s establish ed i n 19 24 , a nd spurs n on -Eur o p ean immigration to the U n i ted S ta tes.

N ar y div er s it y o f I s lam it s elf . “A s a f r e s h m a n , As head of the rapidly growing Is l a m i c I met an Indonesian with a scraggly beard C e n t er a t N ew York Un ive rsity, Latif is plan - — an d a s ur f bo ar d. T h at w as s o m e t h i n g n e w. 33 t h e n o n den o min at io n al H ar t f o r d S e m i n a r y i n Connecticut, the only accredited program of i t s k i n d i n t h e c o u n t r y. A r o un d t h e s ame t ime, L at if v o l u n t e e r e d a s t h e f ir s t ch aplain o f NY U ’s I s lamic C e n t e r.

P a k i s ta n and A m e r i ca F ollo wi ng the Se ptembe r 11 te rroris t at t a c k s in 2001, K halid quickly recognize d t h a t “ P a k istan was going to be a central p l a y e r, 47 Muslims in America A Statistical Portrait T oday’s Muslim American population is an the immigrants come from Muslim-majority countries extraordinary mosaic of ethnic, linguistic, and inevitably go through a period of adjustment as ideological, social, economic, and reli- they learn the ways of a pluralistic society.

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