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[Summary]These 9 Famous Americans Are All Muslim Getty Images On the sports field and at awards ceremonies, it's common to hear people thanking God. Thanks to Allah is heard less often. Still, there are more than 2.5 million American Muslims, making it the th

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These 9 Famous Americans Are All Muslim

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On the sports field and at awards ceremonies, it's common to hear people thanking God. Thanks to Allah is heard less often.

Still, there are more than 2.5 million American Muslims, making it the third-largest religion in the US.

While Muslims account for just 0.8% of the population, they have faced rising discrimination and prejudice since the 9/11 attacks 13 years ago. With the rise of groups like the Islamic State now seeking to promote their brand of violent extremism, that may be unlikely to end anytime soon.

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Fahad Khan: "There is no place like America in the world for entrepreneurs but being an immigrant does come in the way sometimes." Fahad Khan

Fahad Khan is a proud American citizen and Pakistani-American.

But, in the industry he's chosen to work, Khan hasn't always felt comfortable revealing his origins.

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10 Pakistanis Who Made it to Hollywood

1: Faran Haroon Tahir

Faran Haroon Tahir studied theatre at UC Berkeley and Harvard. He soon got impressive roles in movies like Star Trek, Iron Man, and Charlie Wilson’s War. He also acted in popular plays such as Grey’s Anatomy, and Blue Bloods. He can next be seen in Jinn, Two Mothers, Ashes , and the sci-fi TV series, “Warehouse 13”. He is at top among Pakistanis in Hollywood.

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