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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Dec 31, 2007 at 21:10

There are many more Muslims in the United States than are represented in those statistics, for instance, in the suburbs of Chicago. There should be another survey done which includes the smaller towns around the big cities of the world. I can think of several towns around Chicago where there are great Muslim populations. We can see them shopping at the malls, entire families, but never a Muslim woman on her own or with a female friend. They live in the most affluent neighborhoods as well, drive the most expensive cars, shop at the most elite boutiques.

It seems that the Muslims have fared better in the States than in Europe, where they are not living the high-life as they are here. Even as few as ten years ago you might have seen only one Muslim family in suburban Chicago, but now there are many. Really, I don't mind and there's nothing we can do about it, but I cannot help thinking about the agenda of Islam in general, which is, to impose Shari'a law, and that's a scary thought. As long as we are all free to live as we wish in our country, we should be able to live peaceably with our neighbors, no matter what their religion or beliefs. However, lately there have been problems about Muslims accepting our way of life and trying to impose their religious restrictions on us.

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