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Islam gains toe hold in Mexico (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 05:59 AM
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Islam is growing in acceptance in Mexico. Mexico's volatile Tzotzil Indians in Chiapas state, home of Zapatista rebels and a hotbed of sectarian strife between Christians has seen the building of Islamic mosques & schools. The native population is converting to Islam instead of traditional Protestant & Catholic versions of christainity.
 



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The growth of Islam in such a restive area has raised the eyebrows of Mexico's intelligence agency, wary of possible terrorist activity aimed at the neighboring United States.

Several dozen Spanish missionaries who introduced Islam to Chiapas and still live here hold radical political and economic views such as wanting to do away with currencies, taxes and the nation state, but church leaders and academics say the group has no connection to violence.

The Spaniards, members of a group of mostly Western converts known as the Murabitun, failed in a bid to ally themselves with Zapatistas 10 years ago and have been relatively quiet since.


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I'm very worried that islamic fanatisism could spread to impoverished Mexico & South America. It seems Islam is spreading to countries once dominated to Catholicism or at least Christianity. This following article states that America might have to start worrying about their neighbors to the south.

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