A large number of this community represented converts who found Islam.
The 9/11 attacks and the internet were two key factors in the increase of Muslim converts in Mexico City.
“I think Islam is expanding mostly because of the Internet, and what happened on September 11,” he explained.
“People were waking up, digging and searching to see whether we are really terrorists.”
“We are just the opposite of what the media proclaim,” he added.
“Islam is against terrorism.” - OnIslam.net
Islam Flourishes in China
Islam in China is flourishing, with official statistics counting more than 20 million Chinese Muslims. But, as with all religions in China, the state continues to maintain close watch over Islamic activities. Stephanie Ho reports from northwest China's Ningxia, which is the country's only provincial-level autonomous region for the country's most numerous Muslims, the Hui.