By Tariq Nelson
According to Pew, Black American Muslims – which would include Nigerians, Senegalese and other African Muslims – make up ~1% of the total black population of America or what amounts to around 400,000.
I have heard I have always read that there are around 2 million black American Muslims which would be ~5% of the total population of blacks in this country. Thinking about it, I don’t think that number is correct.
The cities with the largest populations of blacks are:
New York, 2.1 million
Chicago, 1.4 million
Los Angeles 600,000
Given ~5% the black Muslim populations would be:
The total in those cities would be around 275,000 black Muslims. Even if we TRIPLED those numbers and assume there are another 200,000 black Muslims in Atlanta (which would be ~5% of metro Atlanta’s total population), in order to arrive at 2 million we’d have to assume there are another 1 million black Muslims throughout America in places like New Orleans, Houston, Gary Indiana and other cities where the population of Muslims is not that high – much less with black Muslims. Personally, I don’t think that is the case.
The question is, where’d this number come from??