Why Latinos are converting to Islam, watch the report

One of the fastest growing religions in the world is Islam, and it is the second largest religion in the United States and more numbers of Latinos are converting to Islam.

Latino Americans are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The United States has the largest population of Latinos.

According to the Smithsonian Institution, the term “Latino” includes peoples with Portuguese roots, such as Brazilians, as well as those of Spanish-language origin.

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in America. VICE’s Lee Adams travels to Houston Texas, the home of America’s first Islam in Spanish centre, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current political climate might be related.

The 34 per cent of the American Catholic population is Latino, mainly immigrants and also one of America’s largest Muslim communities.

In America’s Islamic community, one of the fastest growing populations is Latino and to get clarity on why so many Latinos are becoming Muslims during such a critical and divisive time in America, VICE’s Lee Adams meets Dr Craig Considine of the Rice University who is a sociology professor and a religious expert to get his views on this.

Watch the report from VICE,

YouTube video