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Religious Practices: Conversion: South America
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South American Islam is growing steadily as a result of continuous flows of Muslim immigrants, improved coordination and services among existing Muslim communities and centers throughout South America, and the growing number of converts throughout the region. It is estimated that there are several million Muslims, both immigrants and converts, in South America as well as thousands of Latino Muslim migrants to the United States, found mainly in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and New York City. Sout…

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El Attar, Heba, “Religious Practices: Conversion: South America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0611j>
First published online: 2009



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