Only 2/3 of Americans actually know a Muslim and probably a much smaller percentage of those actually understand anything about Muslims. Nevertheless, Muslims have always been a part of America, even before it’s immigrant Founding Fathers. “Historians estimate that between 15 to 30 percent of the African men, and less than 15 percent of the African women, were Muslims when they were brought here in chains. Those percentages are probably much higher because at some point the government prohibited the importation of any slaves that were Christian. The native American that were here already were immigrants here from Asia and the slave master was an immigrant here from Europe. We were the first people here who did not come of their own accord. Everything that G-d gave every people was taken from us– our language, our religion, our culture. We are new people and G-d caused the seed of this new people to be planted here in American soil.  We are the true indigenous people here. This perspective and more are covered in my new book, “Yes, I Am Your Brother: Understanding the Indigenous African American Muslim.”