Religion, Politics, Culture, And Humanities Of American Society

1355 Words Dec 16th, 2015 6 Pages
With a continuous increase of practicing Muslims in the United States than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians (Yahya, Harun). It certainly does seem inevitable for a religion like Islam not to have an impact on American main stream media, politics, or pop culture. Even though, they represent a smaller portion of the total population in the United States, Muslims over the years have been greatly influential in shaping certain aspects like the sciences, art, and humanities of American society. With some 6 million adherents in the United States, studies have shown that Islam slowly is becoming one of the nation 's fastest-growing religion (Brown). During December 2000, a crescent symbolizing Islam stood along with the Christmas tree and the Hanukkah candelabra on the ellipse in Washington, DC (Yahya, Harun). Then in 2001, the postal service issued the first stamp honoring the Muslim feasts of EID-al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha at the request of thousands of Muslim school children (Yahya, Harun). The “Eid” stamp’s increasing popularity during 2011 allowed it to be reissued in different color backgrounds, which later went on to be issued as a forever stamp. These stamps became one of several indicators of American Muslim’s impact on a political and social level. Research conducted in previous years demonstrated that 16% of the Muslim community 's members living in the US were medical doctors, 33% were engineers, 44% had doctorate degrees, 84% had at least a…

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