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Islam Isn't 'Fastest Growing Religion' in World or U.S.
WikiIslam ^ | April 17, 2013

Posted on 04/25/2013 1:44:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Many Muslims and websites claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. As proof, they usually present us with unverifiable claims and baseless media quotes. Apparently ABC News had claimed "Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion", a quote which cannot be traced to its source. Also CNN World News stated "Fast-growing Islam winning converts in Western world", a statement which they fail to back up with any evidence. Here we examine the actual data available for Islam to see if any of these claims are based on fact.

ccording to "The Future of the Global Muslim Population," published in January 2011 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the growth and anticipated future growth of Islam is primarily due to "their relatively high birth rate, the large number of Muslims of childbearing age, and an increase in life expectancy in Muslim-majority countries" and conversions play little part in the increase due to available data suggesting "Islam loses as many adherents via conversion as it gains."[1][2]

In 2006, countries with a Muslim majority had an average population growth rate of 1.8% per year (when weighted by percentage Muslim and population size).[3] This compares with a world population growth rate of 1.12% per year[4], and according to the World Christian Encyclopaedia, between 1990 and 2000, Islam received around 865,558 converts each year. This compares with an approximate 2,883,011 converts each year for Christianity during the same period. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at wikiislam.net ...


TOPICS: Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christiangenocide; christianity; christianmurders; fastgrowingreligion; islam; noabortions; nobillgatesallowed; religion; saudifunding; saudimosquesglobally

1 posted on 04/25/2013 1:44:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Religion? Nope!


2 posted on 04/25/2013 1:45:57 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Many supposed Muslims are actually Christians, but they cannot make known their conversion without risking their lives.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 1:46:43 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Makes sense.

Muslim countries have a population growth twice that of the formerly Christian West, even though more than 3 times as many people voluntarily convert to Christianity as they do to Islam.

4 posted on 04/25/2013 1:48:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s not a religion.
Any group that murders people who leave it needs to be made illegal and its members deported.
Any group that demands a tax from non-members needs to be made illegal and its members deported.
Any group that thinks its laws are better than the laws of the country that its members reside in needs to be made illegal and its members deported.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 1:50:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Jonty30

Many supposed Muslims are actually Christians, but they cannot make known their conversion without risking their lives.

Many Christians in China are similar quiet.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They do slaughter plenty of their own so that does retard their growth.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 1:55:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

8 posted on 04/25/2013 1:57:19 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If people were FREE to leave Islam , HELLO anyone there ?


9 posted on 04/25/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The Iranian ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby where he met the United States ambassador, John Bolton.

They exchanged pleasantries and as they walked the Iranian said, "You know I have just one question about what I have seen in America."

Ambassador Bolton said, "Well anything I can do to help you, I will."

The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show 'Star Trek' and in it there is Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, and Sulu who is Chinese, but no Iranians. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Arabs or Muslims on Star Trek."

Bolton laughed, leaned toward the Iranian ambassador and whispered back, "It's because it takes place in the future."


10 posted on 04/25/2013 1:58:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

In the US, the fastest growing religion is stupidity. Or, stupidism, if you wish.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 2:00:37 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Or, stupidism, if you wish.

Is that what Democrats practice?

12 posted on 04/25/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

If you don’t join I weel kill yo.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 2:19:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bookmark...


14 posted on 04/25/2013 2:30:41 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Brad from Tennessee

LDS is the fastest growing religion too....


15 posted on 04/25/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!!!


16 posted on 04/25/2013 2:39:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pontiac

Yes, it’s the science of moronics. Their totems are called stupidograms.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 3:21:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: JoeProBono

OK...that’s hilarious.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 3:24:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Sadly, Libralism seems to be the fastest growing religion.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 3:25:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Islam received around 865,558 converts each year."

How many of those were at knife point?

20 posted on 04/25/2013 3:28:40 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is religion the term we should use to describe an ideology that promotes death and destruction as an expression of its faith? Islam is not a religion in the sense of an ideology that uplifts. Islam generates the downtrodden and hopeless. Islam should not be tax-exempt in this country.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 5:00:48 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
stupidograms

Well Done

22 posted on 04/25/2013 5:25:31 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: JoeProBono

Classic!


23 posted on 04/25/2013 9:07:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


24 posted on 04/25/2013 9:12:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Thanks to the “global south”, it is why the Christian has been having it largest growth.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:12 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The global south being Africa, Asia, and Latin America


26 posted on 04/26/2013 7:31:20 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
From 2006 Pew research paper:

While still a relatively small fraction of the population, the number of Christians in Asia has grown significantly in the 20th century, outpacing Asia's rapid population growth. According to the World Christian Database, the number of Christians in Asia increased from approximately 22 million adherents in 1900 to 101 million in 1970. Today, according to these estimates, Christians comprise 9% of the continent's population, or nearly 351 million people. Protestants, including Anglicans and independents, made up 0.5% of Asia's population in 1900, but grew to 6% by 2005. Some experts believe that the World Christian Database estimates for Christian and Protestant adherence in Asia may be too high, due to overestimates in China, India and Indonesia (Jenkins 2001: 223-224; Hsu, et al. 2006: 22-23). But even if these estimates were reduced by half, they would still yield a Protestant population of more than 100 million.

http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/Evangelical-Protestant-Churches/Overview-Pentecostalism-in-Asia.aspx

27 posted on 04/26/2013 9:13:39 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JoeProBono
and Sulu who is Chinese,

Hikaru Sulu was Japanese, played by George Takei.

28 posted on 04/26/2013 12:17:57 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (Tagline for sale or rent; pithy saying only fifty cent.)
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