Haiti Turning to Islam

October 10, 2012 - 12:34 PM
In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, Darlene Derosier, 43, a Muslim, sits on a prayer rug at the Al-Fattah Mosque in Gressier, Haiti. Islam has won a growing number of followers in this impoverished country, especially after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010 that killed hundreds of thousands and left millions more homeless. Derosier said what's helped pull her through all the grief has been her faith, but not of the Catholic, Protestant or even Voodoo that's dominated this island country. Instead, she's converted to a new religion here, Islam, and built a small neighborhood mosque out of cinderblocks and plywood, where some 60 Muslims pray daily. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)