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    A Mexican Tzotzil native woman who converted to Islam, at her house in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas state

    Islam on Lands of Ancient Maya: Closer Look at Muslim Community in Mexico

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    Few would be surprised at seeing a girl wearing a hijab in Mexico’s San Cristóbal, as for more than 20 years there have been Muslim communities living there. Today the city may be considered the unofficial center of Muslims in the state of Chiapas.

    Sputnik has spoke to a leader of one of these communities to understand how Islam came to prosper in the lands of the ancient Maya.

     

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