There are no precise figures on how many Latino Muslims live in the Chicago area, where the population is about 30 percent Latino. But, according to various estimates, the 130 mosques in the city and suburbs are the spiritual home to a small but growing group of converts — Latino Muslims.
Juan Galvan, co-author of a national study last year of Latino Muslims as director of the Latino American Dawah Organization, puts the number at about 35,000.
Galvan says Chicago is home to one of the nation’s biggest and longest-standing Latino Muslim populations, reports the Sun-Times.
According to Aaron Siebert-Llera, an attorney with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network who is the current director of the Latino American Dawah Organization, the black Muslim population has been the predominant Muslim group in Chicago. During the 1960s and 1970s, Siebert-Llera says, the South Asian and Arab Muslim populations grew, separately on the North and Southwest Sides.
As with other immigrant groups, different communities tended to have their own places of worship.
“It’s just based on how Chicago has always been — a very divided city,” he says. “Muslim immigrants kind of followed the same pattern. These communities have all segmented themselves. Latinos are the same way. They stay in the neighborhoods where they’re comfortable.”
Siebert-Llera says Latino Muslims around Chicago tend to be more dispersed than they are in other cities. In Houston, for example, the Centro Islámico mosque opened in 2016 to serve Latino populations.
But there are growing signs of change in Chicago. The organization Islam in Spanish — which was formed in Houston — now has a Chicago chapter. The young Muslim Latinos who’ve been gathering through that network are creating a new nonprofit called Ojalá and looking to set up their own mosque.
Latino Muslims in Chicago say they have high hopes their new center for the Ojalá nonprofit can serve all members of the surrounding community — likely Back of the Yards or Brighton Park. They’re already taking part in neighborhood cleanups and hope to lead more Latinos and others to Islam.
“Prophet Muhammad said that this religion would spread to every corner of the world,” Salameh says. “The Latino community, they knew nothing about Islam. But they fell in love with it.”
Muslims claim that Allah is the same as God in the Bible, yet Islam consistently proves that everything Allah teaches is evil, or leads to evil.
Female genital mutilation is one part of the long list of evil acts commanded in the Quran, and it’s not something that happens “somewhere else”.
It’s happening in the United States, despite Muslims denying it until they’re caught doing it. That kind of thing happens when your “religion” says it’s acceptable to lie to anyone for anything, if it promotes the growth of Islam.
According to leading Muslim reformer and Clarion board member Raheel Raza, As many as half-a-million American women and girls are at risk from the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
She issued the warning during a video interview with Ben Shapiro for The Daily Wire while promoting the Censored Women’s Film Festival which took place in Los Angeles.
The barbaric practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or complete removal of external female genitalia, and the procedure is often done with rusty, unsterilized tools.
Most victims of FGM are girls who are cut between the ages of four and 12. The World Health Organization regards FGM as a worldwide public health issue due to its harmful physical and mental effects.
Short-term complications can include hemorrhaging, pain, shock, and even death, while long-term complications include formation of cysts, problems with sexual intercourse and giving birth, chronic pelvic infection and sterility.
The trauma of FGM often lasts a lifetime, can cause depression and anxiety, among other psychological problems and it reduces or eliminate sexual pleasure for the victim.
But yet Muslims want people to believe that God commanded this. No, Allah is Satan, and Satan commanded this evil act, and the net results of the suffering it causes proves it.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
July 30th, 2018