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Have you ever seen a Muslim?

This dude on the radio just said 39% of Americans have never seen a Muslim.

That sounds crazy! Granted, we've got a lot of Muslims in my area, but that doesn't sound right. I googled the statistic and nothing came up.

Have you ever seen one? Does that statistic sound silly to anyone else?

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 9:14 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • yes
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 9:15 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • First of all, what does a Muslim look like?
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 9:16 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Crazy stats.......
    AnuMeha

    Answer by AnuMeha at 9:16 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I am with SWasson... what does a Muslim look like?
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:17 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • My question is... how are you supposed to tell a Muslim just by looking at them? Not everyone chooses to wear a veil. I have a good friends who is Muslim, she looks just like everyone else. I would not have known she was a Muslim unless she told me.
    Namaste17

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:17 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Lol, that's hilarious. Of course I've seen Muslims.


    SWasson - Muslims look like everyone else. Some wear distinctive clothing, such as hijabs. But not all. You know someone is a Muslim when they say they are Muslim.

    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 9:18 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Nope there ain't none of them there Mooslims here in the south there girlie..Southern folk don't cure fer anyone but WhWite folk..ya got dat? Mooslims in the south..who ever herd of such a thang!?

    Of course..I have seen plenty of people who are muslim..I talk to them pretty frequently too.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:18 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Well if they mean someone who might LOOK like one then I think it is possible. Where I live at the moment is a small southern town and if there was ever a Mosque here I dont know what theyd do with themselves. So if you take into account all the small towns in the country and people in them who maybe have never moved then that number does seem possible.

    I have friends who was Muslim so lol. Yes I have "seen" them, but I doubt anyone would know they were any different then you or me. Oh we do have a little store here in town owned by a "Muslim" according to locals but he isnt haha. He is from India and actually a converted Catholic.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 9:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Seriously... what does a muslim look like? are we talking completly covered in black?... many muslims don't dress like that and there are alot of americans who are muslims... I think thats an awful statistic and the people who never "seen" one are just ignorant to what there seeing...
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 9:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Unless a woman has her head covered, I tend to be unaware of someone being Muslim. That said, yes, I've seen Muslims before. Some of those people are even my friends even though I'm not Muslim myself.
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 9:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

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