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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 17 February 2004 01:33 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Were there muslim immigrants in the U.S. at the turn of the century, or did most of them come later, in the 50's 60's 70's 80's and 90's?
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posted 17 February 2004 01:54 PM      Profile for DownTheRoad     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some info for ya.
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posted 17 February 2004 01:54 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Muslims beleive that they have sailed here pre-Columbus. Arabs also claim that they navigated for Columbus. He selected them as navigators for there expertise is star navigation. Anyways, here a URL

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posted 17 February 2004 02:42 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The late Dr Norma Salem, who taught Arab history at Université de Montréal, wrote on the first Arab immigrants here (except isolated individuals) as in the two US studies quoted, they were from Greater Syria (Modern-day Syria, Lebanon and Palestine). Most were Orthodox Christians but some were Muslims.

Since Canada is a Commonwealth country and was a part of the British empire, I'd think there were also Muslims here from South Asia, either directly or by way of Caribbean countries such as Trinidad. Where is Mohamed Khan when we need him?

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