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More leaders wanted as Islam grows

by Mariam Khan
Feb 12, 2013


The Catholic Church may be shifting its leadership in the coming weeks, but leadership is exactly what many Muslims in America say they need more of. As Islam in America steadily grows, the number of imams, or religious Muslim leaders, is in short supply. That is troubling to the Muslim community in the US, and in Chicago, which is home to about 400,000 Muslims.