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Why Latinos Are Converting to Islam

Hands in prayer.

Thirty four percent of American Christians are Latino. Recently a large portion of that contingent are converting to Islam. The trend comes as the current political climate, dominated by racism and xenophobia, has pushed these disenfranchised groups together, finding commonality.

Vice traveled to Houston to interview, Jamie “Mujahid” Fletcher, the founder of the first center for Latino Muslims in America, Centro Isl├ímico and get a pulse for this rising movement.

Jessica Hoppe

Jessica Hoppe is a New York-based writer and social media strategist who founded her blog, Nueva Yorka, in 2015. She has been featured in Vogue, Yahoo, HuffPost, PopSugar, Who What Wear, Ravishly and worked as Lifestyle Editor for StyleCaster. Jessica has been passionate about writing, diversity and Latin American culture from an early age. Having grown up in a Spanish speaking home, her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is from Honduras.

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