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The strong hold of the two major religion are Christian and Islam

 

In World

  • According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the World Christian Database as of 2007 estimated the six fastest-growing religions of the world to be Islam (1.84%), the Bahá’í Faith (1.7%), Sikhism (1.62%), Jainism (1.57%), Hinduism (1.52%), and Christianity (1.32%). High birth rates were cited as the reason for the growth.[21]
  • Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiles the Vatican‘s yearbook, said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano that “For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us”. He said that Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent of the world population—a stable percentage—while Muslims were at 19.2 percent. “It is true that while Muslim families, as is well known, continue to make a lot of children, Christian ones on the contrary tend to have fewer and fewer,” the monsignor said.[22]

Islam by country

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

World Muslim population by percentage (Pew Research Center, 2009).

Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2010 study, Islam has 1.62 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population.

Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, and some parts of Asia. Large communities of Muslimsare also found in China, the Balkans, and Russia. Other parts of the world host large Muslim immigrant communities; in Western Europe, for instance, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, where it represents 6% of the total population.

According to the Pew Research Center in 2010 there were 49 Muslim-majoritycountries. Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in South and Southeast Asia, with over 1 billion adherents.[11] The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a secular nation home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.0%), India (10.9%), and Bangladesh (9.2%).[3][12] About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries.[13] In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities.

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 and released January 2011found that there are 1.62 billion Muslims around the world. The study found more Muslims in the United Kingdom than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria.

Map of all the majiour religon in the world

june 28 2008 april 1 2010 sep 4 2013

 

 

Islam rest of the world

Figures indicated in the first four columns below are based on the demographic study by the Pew Research Center report of The Future of the Global Muslim Population, as of 27 January 2011.

Country/Region[3] Muslim population
Muslim percentage (%) of total population
Percentage (%) of World Muslim population Muslim population
Other sources
 Abkhazia
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia
 Afghanistan 29,047,000 99.8 1.8
 Åland
 Albania 2,601,000 82.1 0.2 1,587,608[15]
 Algeria 34,780,000 98.2 2.1
 American Samoa < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Andorra 1,000 1.1 < 0.1
 Angola 195,000 1.0 < 0.1
 Anguilla < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Antigua and Barbuda < 1,000 0.6 < 0.1
 Argentina 1,000,000 2.5 0.1
 Armenia 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Aruba < 1,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Australia 399,000 1.9 < 0.1 476,291[18]
 Austria 475,000 5.7 < 0.1 400-500,000[19]
 Azerbaijan 8,795,000 98.4 0.5
 Bahamas < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Bahrain 655,000 81.2 < 0.1 866,888[21]
 Bangladesh 148,607,000 90.4 9.2
 Barbados 2,000 0.9 < 0.1
 Belarus 19,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Belgium 638,000 6.0 < 0.1 628,751[22]
 Belize < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Benin 2,259,000 24.5 0.1
 Bermuda < 1,000 0.8 < 0.1
 Bhutan 7,000 1.0 < 0.1
 Bolivia 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1,564,000 41.6 0.1
 Botswana 8,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Brazil 204,000 0.1 < 0.1 35,167[24]
 British Antarctic Territory
 British Indian Ocean Territory
 British Virgin Islands < 1,000 1.2 < 0.1
 Brunei 211,000 51.9 < 0.1
 Bulgaria 1,002,000 13.4 0.1 577,139[26]
 Burkina Faso 9,600,000 58.9 0.6
 Burma 1,900,000 3.8 0.1
 Burundi 184,000 2.2 < 0.1
 Cambodia 240,000 1.6 < 0.1
 Cameroon 3,598,000 18.0 0.2
 Canada 940,000 2.8 0.1 1,053,945[29]
 Cape Verde < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Cayman Islands < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Central African Republic 403,000 8.9 < 0.1
 Chad 6,404,000 55.7 0.4
 Chile 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 2,894[33]
 China 23,308,000 1.8 1.4 50,000,000[34]
 Colombia 14,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 40,000 to 80,000[35]
 Comoros 679,000 98.3 < 0.1
 Congo 969,000 1.4 0.1
 Cook Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Costa Rica < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Croatia 56,000 1.3 < 0.1
 Cuba 10,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Curaçao
 Cyprus 200,000 22.7 < 0.1
 Czech Republic 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Denmark 226,000 4.1 < 0.1 210,000[36]
 Djibouti 853,000 97.0 0.1
 Dominica < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Dominican Republic 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Ecuador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Egypt 80,024,000 94.7 4.9
 El Salvador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Equatorial Guinea 28,000 4.1 < 0.1
 Eritrea 1,909,000 36.5 0.1
 Estonia 2,000 0.1 < 0.1 1,400[39]
 Ethiopia 28,721,000 33.8 1.8
 Faroe Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Falkland Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Federated States of Micronesia < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Fiji 54,000 6.3 < 0.1
 Finland 42,000 0.8 < 0.1
 France 4,704,000 7.5 0.3
 French Guiana 2,000 0.9 < 0.1
 French Polynesia < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands
 Gabon 145,000 9.7 < 0.1
 Gambia 1,669,000 95.3 0.1
 Georgia 442,000 10.5 < 0.1
 Germany 4,119,000 5.0 0.3 4,300,000[41]
 Ghana 3,906,000 16.1 0.2
 Gibraltar 1,000 4.0 < 0.1
 Greece 527,000 4.7 < 0.1
 Greenland < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Grenada < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Guadeloupe 2,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Guam < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Guatemala 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Guernsey < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Guinea 8,693,000 84.2 0.5
 Guinea Bissau 705,000 42.8 < 0.1
 Guyana 55,000 7.2 < 0.1
 Haiti 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Honduras 11,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Hong Kong 91,000 1.3 < 0.1
 Hungary 25,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Iceland < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 770[43]
 India 177,286,000 14.6 10.9
 Indonesia 204,847,000 86.1 12.7
 Iran 74,819,000 99.6 4.6
 Iraq 31,108,000 98.9 1.9
 Ireland 43,000 0.9 < 0.1 84,064[19]
 Isle of Man < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Israel 1,287,000 17.7 0.1
 Italy 1,583,000 2.6 0.1 825,000[20]
 Ivory Coast 7,960,000 36.9 0.5
 Jamaica 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Japan 185,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Jordan 6,397,000 98.8 0.4
 Kazakhstan 8,887,000 56.4 0.5
 Kenya 2,868,000 7.0 0.2
 Kiribati < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Kosovo 2,104,000 80.0 0.1 1,584,000[49]
 Kuwait 2,636,000 86.4 0.2
 Kyrgyzstan 4,927,000 88.8 0.3
 Laos 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Latvia 2,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Lebanon 2,542,000 59.7 0.2
 Lesotho 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Liberia 523,000 12.8 < 0.1
 Libya 6,325,000 96.6 0.4
 Liechtenstein 2,000 4.8 < 0.1
 Lithuania 3,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Luxembourg 11,000 2.3 < 0.1
 Macau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Macedonia 713,000 34.9 < 0.1
 Madagascar 220,000 1.1 < 0.1
 Malawi 2,011,000 12.8 0.1
 Malaysia 17,139,000 61.4 1.1
 Maldives 309,000 98.4 < 0.1
 Mali 12,316,000 92.4 0.8
 Malta 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Marshall Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Martinique < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Mauritania 3,338,000 99.2 0.2
 Mauritius 216,000 16.6 < 0.1
 Mayotte 197,000 98.8 < 0.1
 Mexico 111,000 0.1 < 0.1 3.700[51]
 Moldova 15,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Monaco < 1,000 0.5 < 0.1
 Mongolia 120,000 4.4 < 0.1
 Montenegro 116,000 18.5 < 0.1 118,477 [52]
 Montserrat < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Morocco 32,381,000 99.9 2.0
 Mozambique 5,340,000 22.8 0.3
 Namibia 9,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Nauru < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
   Nepal 1,253,000 4.2 0.1
 Netherlands 914,000 5.5 0.1
 Netherlands Antilles < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 New Caledonia 7,000 2.8 < 0.1
 New Zealand 41,000 0.9 < 0.1
 Nicaragua 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Niger 15,627,000 98.3 1.0
 Nigeria 75,728,000 47.9 4.7 85, 000, 000
 Niue < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Norfolk Island
 Northern Cyprus
 North Korea 3,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Northern Mariana Islands < 1,000 0.7 < 0.1
 Norway 144,000 3.0 < 0.1 163,180 in 2008[56]
 Oman 2,547,000 87.7 0.2
 Pakistan 178,097,000 96.4 11.0
 Palau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Palestinian territories 4,298,000 97.5 0.3 3,500,000
 Panama 25,000 0.7 < 0.1
 Papua New Guinea 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Paraguay 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Peru < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Philippines 4,737,000 5.1 0.3
 Pitcairn Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Poland 20,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Portugal 65,000 0.6 < 0.1
 Puerto Rico 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Qatar 1,168,000 77.5 0.1
 Republic of Congo 60,000 1.6 < 0.1
 Reunion 35,000 4.2 < 0.1
 Romania 73,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Russia 16,379,000 11.7 1.0
 Rwanda 188,000 1.8 < 0.1
 Saint Helena < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Saint Lucia < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2,000 1.7 < 0.1
 Samoa < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 San Marino < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Sao Tome and Principe < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Saudi Arabia 25,493,000 97.1 1.6
 Senegal 12,333,000 95.9 0.8
 Serbia 280,000 3.7 < 0.1
 Seychelles < 1,000 1.1 < 0.1
 Sierra Leone 4,171,000 71.5 0.3
 Singapore 721,000 14.9 < 0.1
 Sint Maarten
 Slovakia 4,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Slovenia 49,000 2.4 < 0.1
 Solomon Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Somalia 9,231,000 98.6 0.6
 South Africa 737,000 1.5 < 0.1
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
 South Korea 75,000 0.2 < 0.1
 South Ossetia
 South Sudan
 Spain 1,021,000 2.3 0.1 1,000,000[20]
 Sri Lanka 1,725,000 8.5 0.1 1,967,227[65]
 Sudan 30,855,000 71.4[Note 1] 1.9
 Suriname 84,000 15.9 < 0.1
 Swaziland 2,000 0.2 < 0.1
 Sweden 451,000 4.9 < 0.1 450-500,000[68]
  Switzerland 433,000 5.7 < 0.1 400,000[69]
 Syria 20,895,000 92.8 1.3
 Taiwan 23,000 0.1 < 0.1 60,000[70]
 Tajikistan 7,006,000 99.0 0.4
 Tanzania 13,450,000 29.9 0.8
 Thailand 3,952,000 5.8 0.2
 Timor-Leste 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Togo 827,000 12.2 0.1
 Tokelau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Tonga < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Trinidad and Tobago 78,000 5.8 < 0.1
 Tunisia 10,349,000 99.8 0.6
 Turkey 74,660,000 98.6 4.6
 Turkmenistan 4,830,000 93.3 0.3
 Turks and Caicos Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Tuvalu < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Uganda 4,060,000 12.0 0.3
 Ukraine 393,000 0.9 < 0.1 2,000,000[74]
 United Arab Emirates 3,577,000 76.0 0.2
 United Kingdom 2,869,000 4.6 0.2 2,422,000[75]
 United States 2,595,000 0.8 0.2 7,000,000[76]
 United States Virgin Islands < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
 Uruguay < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Uzbekistan 26,833,000 96.5 1.7
 Vanuatu < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
  Vatican City 0 0 0
 Venezuela 95,000 0.3 < 0.1
 Vietnam 160,000 0.2 < 0.1 71,200[77]
 Wallis and Futuna < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
 Western Sahara 528,000 99.6 < 0.1
 Yemen 24,023,000 99.0 1.5
 Zambia 59,000 0.4 < 0.1
 Zimbabwe 109,000 0.9 < 0.1
South & Southeast Asia 1,005,507,000 24.8 62.1
Middle EastNorth Africa 321,869,000 91.2 19.9
Sub-Saharan Africa 242,544,000 29.6 15.0
Europe 44,138,000 6.0 2.7
Americas 5,256,000 0.6 0.3
World Total 1,619,314,000 23.4 100.0

 

World Christian Encyclopedia

Following is some available data based on the work of the World Christian Encyclopedia:[25]

1970–1985[26] 1990–2000[27][28] 2000–2005[29]
3.65%: Bahá’í Faith 2.65%: Zoroastrianism 1.84%: Islam
2.74%: Islam 2.28%: Bahá’í Faith 1.70%: Bahá’í Faith
2.34%: Hinduism 2.13%: Islam 1.62%: Sikhism
1.67%: Buddhism 1.87%: Sikhism 1.57%: Hinduism
1.64%: Christianity 1.69%: Hinduism 1.32%: Christianity
1.09%: Judaism 1.36%: Christianity
1.09%: Buddhism
Religion 1910 Rate*
Adherents  % Adherents 1910–2010 2000–2010
Christianity 611,810,000 34.8 2,260,440,000 1.32 1.31
Islam 221,749,000 12.6 1,553,773,000 1.97 1.86
Hinduism 223,383,000 12.7 948,575,000 1.46 1.41
Agnosticism 3,369,000 0.2 676,944,000 5.45 0.32
Chinese folk religion 390,504,000 22.2 436,258,000 0.11 0.16
Buddhism 138,064,000 7.9 494,881,000 1.28 0.99
Ethnoreligion 135,074,000 7.7 242,516,000 0.59 1.06
Atheism 243,000 0.0 136,652,000 6.54 0.05
New religion 6,865,000 0.4 63,004,000 2.24 0.29
Sikhism 3,232,000 0.2 23,927,000 2.02 1.54
Judaism 13,193,000 0.8 14,761,000 0.11 0.72
Spiritualism 324,000 0.0 13,700,000 3.82 0.94
Daoism 437,000 0.0 8,429,000 3.00 1.73
Bahá’í Faith 225,000 0.0 7,306,000 3.54 1.72
Confucianism 760,000 0.0 6,449,000 2.16 0.36
Jainism 1,446,000 0.1 5,316,000 1.31 1.53
Shinto 7,613,000 0.4 2,761,000 −1.01 0.09
Zoroastrianism 119,000 0.0 197,000 0.51 0.74
Total Population: 1,758,412,000 100.0 6,895,889,000 1.38 1.2

 

7 or More 6 5 4 3 2 or Less
1960-65 25 17 4 0 0 0
1975-80 19 10 11 5 1 0
1980-85 12 15 6 9 4 0
1995-2000 4 8 8 3 11 12
2008 1 7 3 8 6 21

 

High rate of conversions to Islam

In addition to immigration, the state, federal and local prisons of the United States may be a contributor to the growth of Islam in the country. J. Michael Waller claims that Muslim inmates comprise 17-20% of the prison population in New York, or roughly 350,000 inmates in 2003. He also claims that 80% of the prisoners who “find faith” while in prison convert to Islam. These converted inmates are mostly African American, with a small but growing Hispanic minority. Waller also asserts that many converts are radicalized by outside Islamist groups linked to terrorism, but other experts suggest that when radicalization does occur it has little to no connection with these outside interests.

Concern in United States

Concern over jailhouse conversions to Islam first rose in 2001 when Imam Warith Deen Umara, Islamic chaplain for the New York State prison system, was reported to have praised the September 11 attacks. This prompted members of Congress to call for an investigation of Islam in the nation’s prisons.

In a 2004 report, the Justice Department faulted the prison system for failing to protect against “infiltration by religious extremists.” However, the report made clear that the problem was not radical chaplains, but, rather extremist inmates running worship services.[6]

Mark S. Hamm, a criminologist at Indiana State University, describes a phenomenon he calls “prison Islam.” This consists of “small gang-like cliques that use cut-and-paste versions of the Koran” to give a religious patina to violent and criminal activities. Hamm has identified five such examples since 2005, notably the 2005 Los Angeles bomb plot.

 

Are the Overwhelming Majority of Muslims Peaceful Moderates

Introduction

There was once a time when the media and apologists would defiantly proclaim, “Muslim extremists are only a tiny minority!!!”, and Muslims and non-Muslims alike would make nonsensical statements such as “only 0.01 % of Muslims are extremists”, etc.

Today, due to many in-depth polls and studies on the subject (e.g. here and here), this claim has been proven false and Islam‘s apologists have been forced to adapt their rhetoric. Now they tend to claim “the overwhelming majority of Muslims are peace loving moderates”.

So, are the “overwhelming majority” of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims peace loving moderates? This is an important question. We are now constantly force-fed this claim that they are. But does reality agree with the propaganda?

Dalia Mogahed & John Esposito

Dalia Mogahed and John Esposito co-authored the book “Who Speaks for Islam” which grew out of a 2008 survey conducted by the Gallup polling agency, which was intended to answer this very question.

Unfortunately, the controversy-riddled Dalia Mogahed and John Esposito are both Islam apologists, so there is little surprise that they had to “cook the books” in order to create the desired results.

The authors claim only 7 percent of the world’s Muslims are “political radicals”. Yet in order to reach this figure, they were forced to term Muslims who think 9/11 was “partially” or “some way justified”, who want to impose Shari’ah law, who support suicide bombings, and who oppose equal rights for women, as “moderate” followers of Islam.

From The Weekly Standard:

In that article, she and Esposito wrote: “Respondents who said 9/11 was justified (4 or 5 on the same scale) are classified as radical.” In the book they wrote two years later, they redefined “radical” to comprise a much smaller group–only the Fives. But in her luncheon remarks, Mogahed admitted that many of the “moderates” she and Esposito celebrated really aren’t so moderate after all.

MOGAHED: I can’t off the top of my head [recall the data], but we are going to be putting some of those findings in our [updated] book and our website.

To clarify a couple of things about the book–the book is not a hard-covered polling report. The book is a book about the modern Muslim world that used its polling to inform its analysis. So that’s important: It’s meant for a general audience, and it’s not meant to be a polling report. One very important reason why is because Gallup is selling subscriptions to its data. We are a for-profit company; we are not Pew. We are Gallup. So this isn’t about .  .  . it was not meant for the data to be free since we paid $20 million to collect [the data] .  .  . that we paid all on our own. So just to clarify that  .  .  .  

So, how did we come up with the word “politically radicalized” that we unfortunately used in the book? Here’s why: because people who were Fives, people who said 9/11 was justified, looked distinctly different from the Fours  .  .  .  At first, before we had enough data to do sort of a cluster analysis, we lumped the Fours and Fives together because that was our best judgment.

QUESTIONER: And what percent was that?

MOGAHED: I seriously don’t remember but I think it was in the range of 7 to 8 percent [actually, 6.5 percent].

QUESTIONER: So it’s seven Fours and seven Fives?

MOGAHED: Yes, we lumped these two and did our analysis. When we had enough data to really see when things broke away, here’s what we found: Fives looked very different from the Fours, and Ones through Fours looked similar. [Mogahed then explained that, on another question, concerning suicide bombing, respondents who said 9/11 was only partially justified clustered with those who said it wasn’t justified at all.] And so the Fives looked very different; they broke, they clustered away, and Ones through Fours clustered together. And that is how we decided to break them apart and decided how we were to define “politically radicalized” for our research.

Yes, we can say that a Four is not that moderate .  .  . I don’t know. .  .  .You are writing a book, you are trying to come up with terminology people can understand. .  .  . You know, maybe it wasn’t the most technically accurate way of doing this, but this is how we made our cluster-based analysis.

So, there it is–the smoking gun. Mogahed publicly admitted they knew certain people weren’t moderates but they still termed them so. She and Esposito cooked the books and dumbed down the text. Apparently, by the authors’ own test, there are not 91 million radicals in Muslim societies but almost twice that number. They must have shrieked in horror to find their original estimate on the high side of assessments made by scholars, such as Daniel Pipes, whom Esposito routinely denounces as Islamophobes. To paraphrase Mogahed, maybe it wasn’t the most technically accurate way of doing this, but their neat solution seems to have been to redefine 78 million people off the rolls of radicals.

The cover-up is even worse. The full data from the 9/11 question show that, in addition to the 13.5 percent, there is another 23.1 percent of respondents–300 million Muslims–who told pollsters the attacks were in some way justified. Esposito and Mogahed don’t utter a word about the vast sea of intolerance in which the radicals operate.

And then there is the more fundamental fraud of using the 9/11 question as the measure of “who is a radical.” Amazing as it sounds, according to Esposito and Mogahed, the proper term for a Muslim who hates America, wants to impose Sharia law, supports suicide bombing, and opposes equal rights for women but does not “completely” justify 9/11 is . . . “moderate.”

May, 2008

As you can see from the above figures, 36.6 percent of Muslims think the mass-slaughter of innocent non-Muslim (and some Muslim) civilians on 9/11 was either completely, partially or some way justified. This does not support the claim that the “overwhelming majority” of Muslims are peace loving moderates.

Sure, “peace loving” Muslims, according to this survey, are a majority. But when almost 4 out of every 10 Muslim is a terrorist-supporting “radical”, they are hardly “overwhelming”. It is a proven fact that Islamic extremists are certainly not “a tiny minority”.

Support for Shari’ah & Killing Apostates

As The Weekly Standard’s Robert Satloff rightly pointed out, this “test” involving questions about 9/11 to ascertain who is and who is not a moderate, is fundamentally flawed. Even if a Muslim disagrees with the Islamic terrorist attacks on innocent US civilians, if they still want to impose Shari’ah law on others and if they oppose equal rights for women etc., how on earth could they ever be considered “moderates”?

The number of possible extremists is a lot larger than you would think, when you consider that a Muslim country that has only a little support for Jihad, could still have a large number who support the execution of apostates. The percentage who support execution are obviously extremists regardless of their views on Jihad and visa-versa.

Case Studies

Pakistan

I previously did some number-crunching for “extremists” in Pakistan after it was reported that a December 2010 Pew poll found that even today “The majority of Muslims would favor changing current laws in their countries to ‘allow stoning as punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft, and death for those who convert from Islam as their religion’”.

Using Pakistan as an example, I noted that the poll found that 76 percent of Pakistanis agree apostates are to be killed. In a country with a population of 172,800,000[4] (96 percent of whom are Muslim) that would be more than 126 million people in a single country. Conversely only a mere 13 percent of Muslims opposed killing apostates.

So, according to indisputable facts, Muslim “extremists” are not a “tiny minority”, but form the vast majority of the population in Pakistan and some of the other countries polled. In fact, the number of “extremists” in Pakistan alone form about 8 percent of the world’s entire 1.5 billion Muslim population. We reach this shocking figure even before we take into consideration the possibility that a lot of those Pakistanis who disagree with killing apostates may still support jihad.

Indonesia

Over in “moderate” Indonesia, a survey conducted from 2001 to March 2006 found 43.5 percent of Muslim respondents were “ready to wage war for their faith” and 40 percent would use violence against those blaspheming Islam. 85 percent, or 200 million, of the country’s 230 million population are Muslims. This means approximately 87 million Indonesians, or more than 4 out of every 10 Muslim there, is a violent Islamic “extremist”.

Note that this massive figure is not for those Indonesian Muslims who simply support a violent interpretation of Islam, but for those Muslims who are actually prepared to act on them by committing violence against others. If we were to know the number of those who simply support jihad but are not prepared to join in themselves, like in Pakistan, the “extremists” would most certainly be in the majority. And again, this is without taking into consideration that many of the Indonesians who support stoning adulterers to death [42%] or killing apostates [30%] may not support jihad at all, but would also clearly have to be labeled as “extremists” for holding such barbaric views.

United Kingdom

The picture is not much brighter when we learn the views of young Western-born Muslims who often tend to be more “extremist” than their older Eastern-born counterparts. For example; in theUnited Kingdom, where 1 out of every 3 British Muslim aged 16 to 24 agree that apostates should be put to death, and where only 3 percent of all Muslims are “consistently pro-freedom of speech“.

Anecdotal Evidence

In addition to indisputable figures, there is also a lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests the claim that Muslim extremists are only a “tiny minority” or that the “overwhelming majority” of Muslims are peace-loving people, is complete rubbish. For example;

  • In Egypt, a mob of nearly 20,000 Muslims attempted to break into and torch a Christian church. They were demanding the death of the church’s pastor. They terrorized the Copts trapped inside (who didn’t even make up 100 in number) by pelting the church with stones, and torching Christian-owned homes and cars.[9] Seriously, how on earth would you find 20,000 “extremist” Muslims in one place if the vast majority of Muslims were peaceful and tolerant?
  • In Bangladesh, at the urging of local Muslim leaders, police tortured a pastor and two other Christians for legally proclaiming their religion. The next day, thousands of Muslim villagers demonstrated in front of a local government office chanting, “We want a Christian-free society,” and “We will not allow any Christians in Cuadanga.” There is no way that this was a “few” Muslim extremists, it was probably the entire Muslim population of the village.
  • Again in Egypt, a mob of over 3,000 Muslims attacked Copts in the village of Kobry-el-Sharbat (el-Ameriya). Coptic homes and shops were looted before being set ablaze.
  • In Pakistan, three churches, two houses of priests, one convent, one high school and the homes of three Christian families were set alight by a mob of around 2,500 Muslims.
  • Again in Bangladesh, 20,000 Muslims attacked an Ahmadiyya festival site, torching its canopy, tents and stage while shouting “Allahu Akbar“. Ironically, Ahmadis are the biggest defenders of Islam and often dishonestly pass themselves off as “Muslims” to an ignorant Western audience.
  • Again in Egypt, two nuns were trapped inside a guest-house belonging to the Notre Dame Language Schools by an estimated 1,500 angry Muslim villagers brandishing swords and knives. They even threatened to burn them out.[14]
  • And more than 300 Egyptian Muslim lawyers (yes, lawyers, not a band of uneducated village folk) issued death-threats and prevented defense lawyers representing a Christian accused of “blasphemy”, from going into court. These educated men even tried to assault the chief judge who managed to escape a lynching via a rear door.

The Insignificant Peaceful Majority

There is a lot of statistical data available about Muslims and in the future I plan on expanding my analysis of Pakistan and Indonesia to cover all Muslim countries. But before I wrap up, I would like to add something that a friend of mine noted:

[…]of 1.5 billion Muslims the overwhelming majority live in peace. Most of them are law obeying citizens. Well that’s true. But so were the Nazis in Germany in the forties. Most of them were good fathers and mothers who only wanted what was best for their children. Only a small percentage worked in concentration camps or committed war crimes. When Muslims get to rule I expect more or less the same. A small group fanatics takes control and the rest are law obeying citizens who will turn their head away when a holocaust occurs. They’ll probably even say that it’s against Islam.

In essence, whatever the case may be, a silent majority is an insignificant one. The situation non-Muslim minorities find themselves in today proves this. All over the Islamic world, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and other groups are being “ethnically cleansed” from their ancestral homes. To these unfortunate communities who are facing Nazi-like atrocities, the percentage of peace-loving moderate Muslims may as well be 99.99 percent for all the difference it would make to them.

Or if we take this a little further, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”[16]

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Alcohol & Drugs

  • Alcohol consumption in Muslim regions of the world (Middle East and North Africa) increased by 25% in 5 years.
  • In 2007, Afghanistan produced an extraordinary 8,200 tonnes of opium (93% of the global opiates market).
  • Saudi Arabia is the world’s 6th largest consumer of anti-impotence drugs, demand is 10 times that of Russia.
  • In 2010 Malaysia was the world’s tenth largest consumer of alcohol. (read more)

Children

  • 4 out of 5 Middle-Eastern women are sexually abused between the ages of 3 and 6 by family members.
  • More than half of all Yemeni girls are married before reaching puberty.
  • About 1 in 10 pregnancies in the Arab world ends in abortion. In Pakistan every 6th pregnancy is terminated.
  • 94% of Yemeni children (2-14 yrs) subjected to violence from a parent or guardian. (read more)

Crime & Prejudice

  • 2011 Pew study finds Muslims are more “phobic” of non-Muslims than the non-Muslims are “Islamophobic” of Muslims.
  • According to FBI 2008 statistics, anti-Muslim incidents in the US are dropping and only account for 1.3% of all hate crimes.
  • Jewish victims of hate crimes in the US outnumber Muslim victims by a 10-1 ratio.
  • Anti-Christian hate crime incidents outnumber anti-Muslim incidents in the US. (read more)

Free Speech

  • Turkey has more journalists in prison than any other country in the world, almost double that of China and Iran.
  • 40% of Indonesian Muslims say they would use violence against those blaspheming Islam.
  • 78% of British Muslims support punishing people who publish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Since 1990, 52 people accused of blasphemy in Pakistan have been extra-judicially killed by lynch mobs. (read more)

Homosexuals

  • Homosexual relationships, acts or behavior illegal in 36 Islamic countries. 10 impose the death penalty for homosexuals.
  • As of 1999 in Iran, more than 4000 lesbians and gays had been executed since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
  • Two thirds of all reported incidents of anti-gay violence in Amsterdam are by Muslim youths.
  • A 2009 Gallup survey could not find a single UK Muslim who approved of homosexuality. (read more)

Marriage

  • The Maldives, an Islamic country with a 100% Muslim population, has the highest divorce rate in the world.
  • Turkey tops Europe and US for incidents of violence against women, with 4 out of 10 women beaten by their husbands.
  • Divorce rates among Muslims in Malaysia is five-times higher than among non-Muslims.
  • 91% of Jordanian university students approve of wife beating. Acceptable reasons include burning a meal. (read more)

Persecution

  • There are 13 countries in the world where the state can execute you for being atheist. Every single one is officially Islamic.
  • 9 of the top 10 persecutors of Christians are Islamic countries. Of the top 50 countries, only 12 have a source other than Islam.
  • Turkey tops list of countries violating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for 3 consecutive years.
  • As of 2010, Indonesia had over 150 religiously motivated regulations restricting minorities’ rights. (read more)

Pornography

  • Google survey finds mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites (they rank 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 in the top 10).
  • Iranians made the highest number of visits to “immoral sites” on Ashura Day.
  • Approximately 2 million online users watch pornographic films each minute in Turkey.
  • Pakistan ranked No. 1 in searches for “child sex,” “animal sex,” “rape sex,” “camel sex,” “dog sex,” “rape video.” (read more)

Science

  • OIC countries have 8.5 scientists/engineers/technicians per 1,000 population, whilst the world average is 40.7.
  • Survey of religious (and irreligious) American physicians finds Muslim physicians are least likely to accept evolution.
  • Only 8% of Egyptians, 11% of Malaysians, and 22% of Turks agree that Darwin’s theory is probably or most certainly true.
  • 46 Muslim countries contribute 1.17% to world science literature, compared to 1.66% by India and 1.48% by Spain. (read more)

Shari’ah

  • 1 out of 3 British Muslims aged 16 to 24 believe that Muslim apostates should be executed.
  • Majority of world’s Muslims favor changing laws in their countries to allow stoning/amputation for “crimes”, and death for apostasy.
  • Only 26% of Muslims in Turkey say they would adhere to laws passed by Parliament if it contradicted religious laws.
  • Poll finds neither education nor age explains attitudes toward the role of Shari’ah in legislation. (read more)

Terrorism

  • 2012 report finds the majority of world’s terrorism committed by Muslims. Almost 9000 deaths caused by Sunni terrorists in 2011.
  • Esposito/Mogahed find almost 4 out of 10 Muslims worldwide are extremists who think 9/11 was totally/partially/somewhat justified.
  • More than 95% of all suicide bombing attacks conducted worldwide are carried out by Muslims.

2011 Study finds no link between poverty and support for militant Islamic groups. (read more)

  • Antisemitism
  • Pew survey finds all 7 Muslim-majority nations polled have a negative opinion of Jews (2-9% positive).
  • Antisemitic incidents around the world more than doubled in 2009 over the previous year.
  • Pew survey finds 100% of Jordanians have either “somewhat unfavorable” or “very unfavorable” views of Jews.
  • Most violent attacks on Jews in Western Europe comes from people of Arab/Muslim heritage. (read more)

Conspiracy Theories

  • 2011 Pew poll finds 1 out of every 10 Muslim American thinks President Obama is really a Muslim.
  • 46% of UK Muslims believe “the Jewish community in Britain is in league with the Freemasons to control the media and politics.”
  • 64% in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, and Indonesia believe it is US foreign policy to spread Christianity in the Middle-East.
  • Most Muslims in all 8 nations polled in 2011 believe 9/11 attacks were not by Arabs (57-75%).

Education & Employment

  • Under the Ottoman empire, worldwide Muslim literacy rates were only 2 to 3% in the early nineteenth century.
  • 6 out of 10 Muslims worldwide still cannot read (as opposed to only 2 out of 10 people in “Christendom”)
  • Nearly 1 in 3 people in the Arab world are illiterate, including nearly half of all women.
  • Muslims in Denmark make up 5% of the population but receive 40% of social-welfare outlays.

Health & Disability

  • A rough estimate shows that close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred.
  • Muslim countries have the highest obesity rates among women and 70% of women in the Gulf states are obese.
  • 21 out of 22 countries most affected by birth defects per 1000 live births are Muslim majority countries.
  • Almost a 1/4 of Muslims say they would only donate an organ if it was going to another Muslim.

Honor Violence

  • 91 percent of all honor-related killings around the world are carried out by Muslims (84% in US, 96% in Europe).
  • The number of honor killings in Pakistan are estimated to be around 2,500 to 3,000 cases every year.
  • Nearly 3,000 honor attacks mainly carried out against Muslim women were recorded by British police in 2010.
  • More than two-thirds of all murders in the Gaza Strip and West Bank are honor killings.

Mosques

  • Iran has the lowest mosque attendance of any Muslim country, with less than 2% of adults attending Friday services.
  • 25% of UK mosques have extremist literature calling for the beheading of lapsed Muslims etc.
  • Almost 80 percent (3 out of every 4) of US mosques preach anti-West extremism.
  • Mosque attendance is dropping faster than church attendance in the Netherlands.

Population

  • Only 3% of the world’s Muslims live in “more-developed regions, such as Europe, N. America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan”.
  • Pew study finds Islam loses as many adherents via conversion as it gains. Growing numbers only due to high birth rate etc.
  • Muslim population of France only 12%, yet they make up 60 to 70% of all inmates in France’s prisons.
  • 75% of new Muslim converts in the US leave Islam within a few years.

Rituals & Festivals

  • Productivity of Arab businesses drops by 78%, and there are increases in blood crimes (+1.5%) and theft (+3.5%)
  • Child trafficking increases in Yemen during Ramadan as food prices rise and parents struggle to provide for their children.
  • In the Netherlands alone, which has only a million Muslims, 100,000 animals were slaughtered in 2010 for Eid al-Adha.
  • Number of Jakarta prostitutes caught increased from 94, before Ramadan [2006], to 264 during it.

Scripture

  • There are 164 Jihad verses in the Qur’an & nearly 500 verses (roughly 1 out of every 12) that speak of Hell.
  • Practicing Muslims recite anti-Semitic & anti-Christian rhetoric at least 17 times a day, and over 5,000 times a year.
  • Compared to Mein Kampf, the non-abrogated Medinan verses of the Qur’an contain more than 2x the amount of anti-Jewish text.
  • 122 peaceful Qur’anic verses have been abrogated by the Sword verse (9:5) and Fighting verse (9:29).

Slavery

  • Africans taken (or died in the process of being taken) as slaves by Muslims is estimated to be higher than 140 million.
  • 1.25 million white European Christians were captured and sold into the Muslim slave trade between the 16th and 19th century.
  • The Islamic slave trade still flourishes in Muslim countries. There are over half a million slaves in Mauritania alone.
  • Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has liberated over 80,000 Sudanese slaves taken captive by Arab Muslims.

Women

  • In terms of cultural/tribal/religious danger to women, 4 of the 5 most dangerous countries are Muslim majorities.
  • Egyptian women are sexually harassed 7 times every 200 meters and well over two-thirds are harassed on a daily basis.
  • All 10 countries with the worst gender gaps are countries where Muslims are the majority or Islam is the largest religion.

•Egyptian study contradicts widely held belief that unveiled women are more likely to suffer harassment than veiled ones.

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