Islam in Maine

Source: Portland Press Herald Online

On July 6, 1999, the Portland Press Herald Online
published an article on the Muslim population in Maine. Due to the
influx of immigrants to Maine from Somalia, Iran, Iraq, and Kosovo,
the Muslim population has grown to approximately 1,500. The Portland
Muslim community now has a masjid and sustains the New World Market,
the state’s only halal meat counter. The largest Muslim groups in
Maine are Afghans and Somalians, with immigrant groups also from
Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Iran, and Iraq.