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American Converts to Islam PDF Print E-mail

The estimates of the number of people converting to Islam in Europe makes interesting reading: 5,000 in Denmark, 50,000 in France, 80,000 in Germany, 3,500 in Hungary, 1,000 in Norway, 25,000 in Spain, 100,000 in UK and 5,000 in Sweden.



Here are some famous US converts to Islam:

Ahmad Rashaad - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver

Robert D. Crane - former adviser to President Nixon, and former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the US National Security Council

Loon - American hip hop and rap artist

Art Blakey - Jazz musician

Keith Ellison - first Muslim to be elected to the US Congress

Jermaine Jackson - Michael Jackson's elder brother and one of the original members of The Jackson 5

John Whitehead - Singer, songwriter and record producer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) - retired basketball player and the NBA's all-time leading scorer

Mike Tyson - boxer Dave Chappelle - comedian and TV star

T.B. Irving - Scholar, author and translator

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) - boxer

C. Jack Ellis - Mayor of Macon, Georgia

Everlast - Rapper from the Irish-American hip -hop group House of Pain

Bernard Hopkins - Boxer

André Carson - Second Muslim to serve the US Congress

Alexander Russell Webb - Journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the US in the Philippines.

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