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    Posted: 24 October 2018 at 12:20pm

A Muslim Community thrives in Chiapas,  southern Mexico.

JOVEL  A growing number of members of the Tzotzil indigenous community are converting to Islam in this city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Aldia News reported on October 22.

I was born to a family of Tzotzil in Chamula city. A few years ago, I converted to Islam, as well as my parents, wife, and children, said Ibrahim Chechev, who was born as Anastasio Gomez.

The Muslim convert explained that in order to avoid discrimination from the local Chamula community whose religious practices are an eclectic mixture of traditional Spanish Catholicism and an assortment of ancient Mayan rituals and beliefs he relocated to neighboring Jovel, some ten kilometers away.

According to Mexican sources, Chechev is one of about 2,000 locals who have converted to Islam in Chiapas state where Catholics, Protestants, Jews and a variety of other religions peacefully coexist...


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