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Islam on the rise in Haiti

Catholic World News - October 16, 2012

Islam has spread in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, in part because of organized relief efforts and in part because of the return of Muslim émigrés, according to the Associated Press.

“After the earthquake, we had a lot of people join," said an imam in Port-au-Prince. “We were organized. We had space in the mosques to receive people and food to feed them”

“A capital where church attendance is so prevalent that the streets echo with Christian hymns on Sundays now has at least five mosques, a Muslim parliament member and a nightly TV program devoted to Islam,” AP reports.

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