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More than a fan phenomenon

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Submitted by Margie (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 15:05

So it is established that Islam is "a leading solace for African-Americans in need." I don't think the impetus created by the conversion of public figures fully explains the phenomenon. I think it has more to do with deeply-rooted social and cultural factors. Would that a better thinker and writer than I had the courage, objectivity and tact to fully and honestly explore the issue. I think we could all benefit from the understanding that might be gained.
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