Between 1965 and 2000, the number of American mosques increased from six to 1209. The creation of these institutions reflects not only the manifold population spike of the presence of Muslims, but also of the importance of religious practice in the process of assimilation. This talk describes the role of late 20th-century immigrants in the creation of an organic American Islam.
Maysan Haydar is a PhD student in the Department of History at the Ohio State University, in modern American history, Islamic history, and military history. Her dissertation research chronicles the development of the American Muslim community in the mid-to-late 20th century.