posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 05:59 AM
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.
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
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