Islam in France

A recent article in National Geographic speculates that Marseilles may become the first city in Europe with a majority Muslim population. Official statistics are unavailable, but experts estimate that about 30 percent of the southeastern French city is Muslim. Although the city is known … Continue reading

Latin America

Islam in Brazil Maria Moreira, Islam For Today Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. However, in Latin America, and specifically in Brazil, this is not the case. Why? Maria Moreira, a Brazilian convert who teaches at the … Continue reading

Europe Supplemental

Overview/Statistics Austria: There are 338,988 Muslims living in Austria, which constitutes 4.22% of the total population. Source: Statistik Austria Belgium: There are an estimated 450,000 Muslims living in Belgium, which constitutes about 4.37% of the total population. Source: euro-islam.info Denmark: There … Continue reading

Being Banned: An Inside Islam recap

The Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is in the news again. The last time Inside Islam covered the center, it had been delayed on a procedural technicality. Most recently, a federal judge overruled that decision, and the center is expected to open … Continue reading

Some women wear cloth on their heads. Why the obsession?

On Tuesday, guest writer Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi wrote about various perceptions of women wearing the headscarf, one of many times that we have looked at hijab and the various perceptions associated with it here on Inside Islam. Last spring, an Inside … Continue reading