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Reader comment on item: Faces of American Islam[: Muslim Immigrants]

Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Aug 15, 2002 at 12:19

As long as they are only a tiny minority I believe the great majority of these people will adapt themselves to American life and with each generation become more assimilated. This has been the pattern for most immigrant groups. The only real exceptions to this rule has been the Afro-American population and I believe the difference with this group lies in the fact that they were brought here as slaves and all that has entailed for 300 yrs. The other exception and I believe a much more problematic one for our Nat'l future is the large and rapidly growing population of Hispanic immigrants grouped mostly in the old Mexican states of the Southwest and west. This group is not assimilating as fast as it should because of the close proximity of the nations these people are coming here from among other reasons. As to the Muslims, the biggest problem are that portion that are acting as a 5th column for the Islamist movements based largely outside our borders. Our security agencies need to remedy this situation A.S.A.P.
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