The Objectification of Muslims in America

A displaced Syrian girl protests outside of the United Nations in New York City in 2013. Adrees Latif / Reuters

The first Muslims who came to the United States were likely African slaves. Later, in the middle of the 19th century, Muslims emigrated from the territories that would become Syria and Lebanon and settled in places like Ohio and Michigan. They arrived around the same time as many Jews from Eastern Europe, and just a few decades after many Catholics came from Ireland.

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