I would have to spend all day analyzing this data and I don’t have the time. So I’m throwing out the latest from Pew on Muslim racial and ethnic makeup in the US for your consideration.
But before I get to the latest (glowing) report (remember it doesn’t look like a new study, just a rehash of 2017 numbers), this is the report they refer back to, click here, posted in July of 2017.
This paragraph is worth repeating, although Pew doesn’t repeat it in this latest piece.
When asked whether targeting and killing civilians can be justified to further a political, social or religious cause, 84% of U.S. Muslims say such tactics can rarely (8%) or never (76%) be justified, while 12% say such violence can sometimes (7%) or often (5%) be justified.
Sounds small doesn’t it? Only 12% say violence is sometimes or often justified. But assume that there are 3 million Muslims in the US and consider that 12% represents 360,000 Muslims who believe that!
Here is the latest entitled:
Muslims in America: Immigrants and those born in U.S. see life differently in many ways
The immigrant experience is deeply ingrained in the fabric of Islam in America. Most U.S. Muslim adults (58%) hail from other parts of the globe, their presence in America owing largely to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that lowered barriers to immigration from Asia, Africa and other regions outside Europe.
But the U.S.-born share of the American Muslim population is also considerable (42%). It consists of descendants of Muslim immigrants, converts to Islam (many of them black) and descendants of converts.
When Pew Research Center surveyed American Muslim adults in 2017, the findings revealed important similarities between foreign-born and U.S.-born Muslims.
Both the immigrant and U.S.-born Muslim populations are racially and ethnically diverse, though in different ways. A large share of foreign-born Muslims are Asian, while many U.S.-born Muslims are black or Hispanic. And substantial shares of both foreign-born and U.S.-born Muslims identify as white, a category that also includes people who identify racially as Arab, Middle Eastern or Persian.
Muslim immigrants in the United States, roughly half of whom (56%) have arrived since the year 2000, come from a wide array of countries, and no single region or country of origin accounts for a majority of them. In total, immigrant respondents in Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims named 75 different countries of origin. And this is reflected in their racial and ethnic diversity: No single racial or ethnic group accounts for a majority among Muslim immigrants, with 45% identifying as white and a similar share (41%) identifying as Asian.
Looking at the above numbers can we conclude that in the third generation the Asian Muslims have left Islam while the black Muslims become a larger share of the Muslim population than when they were first admitted? Or, is it simply a case that the black Muslims have multiplied so greatly that they represent a much larger share of the total. Or both?
And, don’t miss the increase in the percentage share of Muslim Hispanics.
Muslims mostly vote for Democrats!
Be sure to see the part about their political leanings. I’ve frequently joked that if the vast majority of immigrants voted for Republicans upon arrival, then it would be the Dems screaming to close the borders and shut down the refugee admissions program!
I can only conclude that the Republicans’ lack of will to control immigration results from their desire to admit more laborers for their business pals and that is more important to them then the loss of Republican power as the Muslim migrants (all migrants!) vote largely for the Ds!
Read it all here.
See my post yesterday (the Muslim blue wave) about Muslims running for political office, here.