national organizations. It is likely that a number of similar organizations will serve as rallying points for like-minded Muslims if the polarization within the established organizations continues. 3. With dwindling funds coming from the oil-producing countries, along with a growing number of Islamic organizations, money for political action will be more difficult to raise. Budgets will be strained just to meet maintenance costs. Already ISNA is hampered by a nearly one million-dollar deficit.
It remains to be seen how Muslims and Islamic organizations will deal with the serious problems of increasing fragmentation, growing indigenous-immigrant rifts, financial problems, discontent among a growing number of Muslim women toward the traditional Islamic roles for women, increased pastoral demands on an unprepared Islamic clergy, and so on. It is highly likely that the large congregational splits typifying Christian groups in America will become the rule for Islam in America, with each group politically lobbying for its own concerns.