"Muslims and Jews in America: The Most American of All?"

"Muslims and Jews in America: The Most American of All?" October 18, 2011

An issue that every Christian should be aware of is the need for our society to be accepting of people of all faiths and of none.  In many parts of the West today (including the UK) many Christians would also consider hiding their religious identity.  This is an interesting article to read as we consider how we can show a form of solidarity (without compromising our beliefs) with those from diverse backgrounds:

Today, there are approximately 3 million Muslims and 5 million Jews living in the US and both Muslims and Jews continue to face significant discrimination. Hannah Rosenthal, President Obama’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, recently cited a study indicating that “Muslims and Jews are more likely than adherents of any other tradition in the US to conceal their religious identity.”

Muslims and Jews still aren’t considered true “Americans” by mainstream society, despite the fact they are the two most successful religious groups in the country in terms of education and wealth. According to Gallup, the two most highly educated religious groups are Jews and Muslims, among whom 61% and 40% respectively have a college degree, compared with 29% of Americans overall. These facts carry across gender lines as well, with Muslim females being the second-most educated religious group in the country, after Jewish females. Both groups also have household incomes above the American average.

via Muslims and Jews in America: The Most American of All? – Inside Islam.

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