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Number of Muslims in the U.S. doubles since 9/11
nydailynews ^ | Thursday, May 03, 2012 | Meghan Neal

Posted on 09/28/2012 6:55:09 AM PDT by doug from upland

A new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America, with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67% in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.

Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000.

Mormonism too saw remarkable growth, with a 45% increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing their number in the U.S. to 6.1 million. Ads by Google

"Both of these groups entered more than 200 counties that they weren't in 10 years ago," said Dale Jones, data analyst and mapping specialist for the Religion Census.

The findings represent religious people who attend services. Census surveyors collected data on congregational adherents of 236 religious groups, including full members, their children and others who regularly attend services, with a 5% margin of error.

In the Midwest and parts of the South there are now more Muslims than Jews for the first time. Immigration from parts of the Muslim world and a small rise in conversions are the driving force behind the growth, researchers said. Jones also speculated that the burst of anti-Islam sentiment after the 9/11 attacks could have done more to grow the religion's presence in the U.S. than slow it. Those on the fence about converting to Islam may have decided to do so on principle.

"Persecution is sometimes good for a religious group — in the sense of being able to attract more followers, for some reason," Jones said. "Rarely is opposition a very effective tool in stopping the growth of a movement."

Dr. Ihsan Bagby, associate proessor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky, agreed that any negative sentiments against Islam has only built up resiliance in the Muslim community. "You get stronger with resistance,” he said. “If everything is just peachy keen, it's hard to grow. I think the anti-Muslim atmosphere in certain segments of the public square have actually made Muslims more religious.”

The Mormon faith, formally called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spread beyond the "Mormon Corridor” of Utah, Idaho and parts of Nevada and Arizona, the study also found.

Christianity and Catholicism both saw a small decrease in membership, while the number of Americans who don't identify with any organized religion grew considerably, the report showed.

More than 158 million Americans fell into the “unclaimed” category — more than triple the amount of even the most popular religions in the country.

The data was collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies and released by the Association of Religion Data Archives. The full report and detailed maps are available on the ARDA website.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010census; islam; muslimamericans; muslimpopulation; muslims; muzzies; september12era; sharia; usmuslims

1 posted on 09/28/2012 6:55:16 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

The Diversity Green Card Lottery Program has got to GO!
It’s gonna get us killed.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 6:59:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: doug from upland
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the resident population of the United States, projected to 09/28/12 at 13:54 UTC (EST+5) is

314,473,042

COMPONENT SETTINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2012

One birth every 7 seconds

One death every 13 seconds

One international migrant (net) every 44 seconds

Net gain of one person every 12 seconds

3 posted on 09/28/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: doug from upland
"Those on the fence about converting to Islam may have decided to do so on principle.

WTH?? What "principle," may I be so bold as to inquire?

There are a lot of things this hideous cult of death is associated with that could - in a stretch - be labeled as "principles," but not a one of them is in any conceivable, rational way considered, well, GOOD.

No, not a one of them!
4 posted on 09/28/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly.)
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To: doug from upland

The scary fact is that the growth in Muslim conversions has primarily been among American black Christians. And the growth in Mormon conversions have been primarily among illegal aliens from Latin America. The LDS has totally corrupted its own precepts to welcome in these lawbreakers, and many, many victims have resulted.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by montag813
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To: doug from upland
Maybe preparation for their “perfect day”! Google “perfect day”!

Most notable, a deadly incident in India against the Brits. Could the Islamist be planning such for other countries. They have alluded to it.

6 posted on 09/28/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: doug from upland

Isn’t a big reason for this being that after 9/11, the ME was not a very safe place, and those that could, came here to be safe?


7 posted on 09/28/2012 7:04:00 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: doug from upland

And the infestation continues. Won’t be long now until we are discussing Sharia in place of the Constitution.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 7:05:29 AM PDT by JayAr36 ( Political Correctness is the death sentence for America.)
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To: doug from upland
The exact opposite of what should have happened after 9/11.
9 posted on 09/28/2012 7:06:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: stuartcr

That was one of my first thoughts.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 7:10:14 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: JayAr36

tage 1:
Start immigrating - move into a country quietly

Stage 2:
Begin starting churches: “learning centers”
community helps: food etc.

Stage 3:
Political activism: demanding rights, denounce
derogatory comments/press etc.

Stage 4:
Get elected, pass laws favoring rights etc. move toward
political majority

Stage 5:
Political control, Sharia Law


11 posted on 09/28/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Thats it, concise and true.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT by JayAr36 ( Political Correctness is the death sentence for America.)
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To: JayAr36

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 7:18:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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mark


14 posted on 09/28/2012 7:19:11 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: doug from upland

At what size does it become logistically impossible to round up all these bastards and deport them?

These are indeed frightening statisics.

Islam was ONCE the minority “religion” in nearly every country in which it currently exists.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: doug from upland

Didn’t Obama give an extra 80,000 visas to muslims a year or 2 ago? Anyone remember that?


16 posted on 09/28/2012 7:25:55 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

To spread the Umma - the Community of “Believers” - by conversion or extermination.

Its how Islam has always acted in the past and is still operating in Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Sudan, the Phillipines and many other areas.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 7:26:56 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: doug from upland

Yeah, and most of them live in areas where those recent converts are most likley to be found. Seems like a normal social progression.

It must have some appeal that I don’t see.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 7:27:40 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

To finish what old Mo started 1400 years ago, take over the world for him.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by JayAr36 ( Political Correctness is the death sentence for America.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Perhaps those that are here, don’t hate the west.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: All

ISLAM CROSSWORD

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2937330/posts


21 posted on 09/28/2012 7:31:09 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: stuartcr
Perhaps those that are here, don’t hate the west.

Don't bet on it.

22 posted on 09/28/2012 7:32:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: doug from upland

67% is not double. 100% would be a doubling of muslims.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 7:37:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: stuartcr

” “You get stronger with resistance,” he said”

This is why the early Christian church spread, through persecution, and why in the end, the Christian church will spread throughout the world.

Stronger with resistance is also why the Marine Corps is the best, because it is the hardest to complete. When schools are made easier, and the military standards are lowered, the less the participants want to do it or value the training. Psych 101

It is the way we were created, especially since after the fall we were supposed to work to eat. No food stamps outside the Garden. Also, there was an enclosed garden the environmentalists created out west to study vegetation growth in “perfect” condition. Without wind all the trees were weak and couldn’t stay up.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: doug from upland

Once upon a time we outlawed Mormonism, until the got their act together, its time we outlawed Mohahidism till they join the human race too. What better President than a Mormon one to lead that.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 7:48:48 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: PghBaldy

1 mil to 2.6 mil. How did the writer do the math?

Should be an even more frightening 160% increase.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

Canada is no different. The Saudis and other arab nations are using their oil billions to fund massive immigration to both the US and Canada. They are coming here without jobs and immediately buying houses and expensive cars, and they are of the most traditional types of muslims - burka and hijab wearing women, often multiple wives, walking behind their men. The number of muslims in the US may have gone up 160%, but the number of radical muslims has gone up 1600%. We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: dfwgator

While waiting for my change, I was watching ME riots on TV at a Muslim owned gas station/convenience store. I mentioned that Islam is not just a religion it is a government, the best example of which is Iran. The owner asked me to leave.

All Muslims will follow orders when that call comes or be killed later. The Project by Glenn Beck should be seen by everyone. Madonna was right. We have a black Muslim President.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 8:09:27 AM PDT by charlie72
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To: ZULU

“At what size does it become logistically impossible to round up all these bastards and deport them?”

IMHO, it would never be logistically impossible to round up and deport.

Lot of armed Americans who would do it if the government won’t.

It will probably go that route anyway. They have sworn there will be no peace until everyone is muslim or dead. Most Americans simply have not accepted that yet.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 8:12:15 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: doug from upland

I would be interested in how much the pro-life Muslims are procreating world wide. God has used violent nations to avenge the death of the innocent when a nation practices human sacrifice.


30 posted on 09/28/2012 8:12:50 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: doug from upland

75% of new Muslims Become Apostates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWekSVdTgUI&noredirect=1

“Study by Proffesor Ilyas Ba Yunus did a study in certain parts of the United States and found that 75% of new muslims leave Islam.

Please note, I know that this figure is not for all Muslim converts in the whole world and is the figure for the sample of about 200 people. And the research was done by an Islamic group and an Islamic Professor, so there is no Kaffir conspiracy.

Anyway, what do you guys think the reason for this is? I personally think it is because most people do not research past the nice, happy dawah and afterwards, when they find out more about Islam, that is when they decide to leave.

I also think that as 50% of the converts that he interviewed were ex convicts, I think they were probably given this nice, happy flowery dawah about how Islam can change their lives and solve their problems, but then they find out that it doesn’t.

What do you guys think? “

www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?216584-75-of-new-Muslims-Become-Apostates


http://somalifreethinkers.blogspot.com/2010/09/why-muslims-are-leaving-islam.html

2 million ethnic Muslims in Russia leave islam:
http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=513
in every year 6 million African muslims convert to Christianity or Atheisam .
Shiekh Ahmed Katani : “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Ever year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity. These numbers are very large indeed”.
http://www.aljazeera.net/programs/shareea/articles/2000/12/12-12-6.htm
For English Translation : http://www.formermuslims.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=972
Muslim Preachers, Dawa Missionaries, Islamic Scholars, Mullahs, Imams Leave Islam and Enter Christianity.
http://www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17499
200,000 UK Muslims Left Islam
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1470584,00.html
50,000 Iranian Muslims have embraced Christianity in Iran in last 2 years
http://www.iam-online.net/Press_release_PDFs/IAMTVrelease_FINAL.doc%20(Read-Only).pdf
250000 Muslims left Islam in Malaysia,100000 became christians
http://www.harakahdaily.net/v06/index.php?optionfiltered=com_content&task=view%20&id=791&Itemid=28
For English : http://www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=356823#356823
10,000 Frech Muslims converted to Christianity in last years,
http://alonzo-95.skyblog.com/
For English : http://www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=251560#251560
Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims leave Islam and Convert to Christianity !
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2002/010/12.26.html
Thousands of Bangladeshi, North African, Kashmiri, Indian Muslims, Central Asian Muslims Leave Islam and Embrace Christ.
http://www.youtharise.com/index.php?option=articles&task=viewarticle&artid=994
Some 35,000 Turks converted from Islam to Christianity last year
http://www.beliefnet.com/story/139/story_13903_1.html
Kyrgyzstan : 100,000 Muslims have converted to Christianity in 3 Years !
Omurzak Mamayusupov, the director of Kyrgyzstan’s religious affairs committee, “The percentage of Muslims declined from 84 percent of the total population in 2001 to 79.3 percent in 2004. In terms of figures, he added, some 100,000 Muslims, of the country’s five million population, have converted to Christianity.”
http://www.persecution.org/newsite/countrynewssumm.php?country=Kyrgyzstan&PHPSESSID=df81b650d93475f5d699815c7f7da5ad#
Indonesia :
“According to A.T. Willis and others between 2 or 3 million Muslims converted to Christianity after the massacres of the communists in Indonesia, in 1965”
http://www.secularislam.org/humanrights/compatible.htm
“Catholic officials stated that approximately 10,000 Muslims convert to Catholicism each year. “
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2003/23829.htm


31 posted on 09/28/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by indpndtguy
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To: Molon Labbie

They have sworn there will be no peace until everyone is muslim or dead.

I can live with that and I have no intention of being dead.

Molon labe.


32 posted on 09/28/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: doug from upland

This is insanity. Muslims should not be allowed in the US as they have the goal to overthrow the Constitution and replace it with Sharia law.


33 posted on 09/28/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ZULU

Nor I.

Molon Labe.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: svcw

At stage 3 here in parts of Michigan...namely Dearbornistan.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: liberalh8ter
The exact opposite of what should have happened after 9/11.

Yep, the leadership of America, the media, and Hollywood, they all went PRO-MUSLIM and 9/11 gave us more Muslim immigration, our first 2 Muslim congressmen, a Muslim, or pro-Muslim president, pro-Muslim TV characters, and pro-Muslim movies, we are even seeing powerful clues that the left is adopting Islam as a sympathetic religion, a protected religion, something that they can use against Christianity.

36 posted on 09/28/2012 9:16:50 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: doug from upland

We need an updated version of the Crusades, and I am not kidding one bit.


37 posted on 09/28/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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