Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Presione 2 Para Español

Institute of Islam, Houston

The rate of conversion to Islam among Hispanics in the USA has is such that a Spanish-language Institute of Islam has been founded in Texas.

The following report is from the Spanish-language version of Web Islam. Many thanks to our Spanish correspondent Hermes for the translation:

The institute for Islam is born

It was the demand of the growing Spanish-speaking Muslim community in the USA

The Institute of Islam has been created in order to respond to the demands of a growing Spanish-speaking Muslim community in the USA. But their objectives are not restricted just to the North American country.

In the beginning, they could be counted on the fingers of two hands, but later they began to increase by the dozens. Now there are hundreds. The number of converted Latinos choosing Islam as their new way of life increases weekly.

The Institute of Islam, an initiative of the Houston Institute of Islam, was created in light of this massive growth of the Muslim community. The purpose of the institute is to fill the gap of the institutionalization of Islam in the Spanish-speaking world, keeping itself far from political issues and focusing on Islamic knowledge as an acceptable perspective for other monotheistic religions. Apart from this, the Institute of Islam will promote and call on Muslims to an interfaith dialogue in order to achieve a better understanding between the different faiths.

The teaching staff of the Institute of Islam, a body which is formed by scholars and researchers working on a doctorate and master’s degree as well as other professionals from the field of Islamic theology, which had already been organizing conferences, seminaries, talks and events in order to spread knowledge about Islam, turns now into an independent body which will focus exclusively on the Spanish-speaking community. This independence will not imply an opening towards other Islamic communities, and the same principles about dialogue and mutual understanding will be applied regarding the relationship with them.

Internet users can find on their webpage videos answering the basic questions about Islamic principles, creation, the Quran, the prophets, etc… More videos about related issues will be added weekly to the multimedia archive. There will also be such sections as a “public library”, a forum in order to answer to questions regarding Islam, and a section containing jutbas for the Friday prayers. In this section, volunteers wishing to offer their jutbas to be recited in other mosques will have the chance to do it. Other sections will be added according to other requirements.

The Institute of Islam invites the whole Spanish-speaking Muslim community to visit its webpage and to make criticisms and suggestions destined to improve its services.


Anonymous said...

Want to bet these are mostly ex convicts and other assorted losers and loons?

I also wager that the IFI was funded by KSA, I mean that complex is big and runs into the millions of dollars and the Muslim community isn't that rich.

And we shouldn't worry about overt attacks here in the U.S. since the Muzzies have found so many pliant politicos(quislings) at the national and local levels who will sell out their children and country for 20 pieces of silver.

Anonymous said...

I heard about this latino conversion
epidemic about three years ago but it has gotten worse. I wonder why they go for it, could it be because Islam gives a big advantage to males, it might appeal to the Mexican machismo.Poor fools, it just
makes everything worse quicker.

Tiedar said...

A forum is included, well a forum is normally moderated so if anyone asks a question there is probably no guarantee to get an answer because of the "moderated" threads and topics I guess.

Anonymous said...

The Nation of Islam for Latino Seperatists.


Anonymous said...

Been thinking about what makes Islam appealing to certain minorities -- it might be the emphasis on "justice" in Islam which is another way of saying they are partial to social welfare, victimhood, and sticking it to the white man. It's interesting how Islamic supremacism and superiority and a sense of entitlement go hand in hand. Separatism is the glue that keeps the community unified.