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Is Islam the Fastest Growing Religion?
The Geller Report ^ | November 17, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald

Posted on 11/17/2018 11:16:10 AM PST by Stepan12

This triumphalist statement is a staple of Islamic propaganda. If Islam is the “world’s fastest-growing religion,” then this must surely reflect, its adherents believe, its innate superiority to other faiths. And it suggests that this rise is inexorable and irreversible. But the picture is not quite so clear. Look at the figures being given for the world’s Muslim population. There still seems to be no agreement. The numbers range enormously, from a low of 1.4 billion to a high of 1.8 billion.

In Muslim countries, the way Muslims are counted is to take the total population, subtract those who have definitely identified themselves as non-Muslims (Christians, Hindus, etc.), and then count all who remain as Muslims. But we know there are people in those countries who may not wish to be identified, for reasons of safety, as non-Muslims. Some may be practicing Christianity or another religion in secret. There are also those who have fallen away from Islam, and are no longer Muslims in any sense, but are terrified of revealing this, as the penalty for apostasy in Islam is death. So these silent apostates from Islam continue to be counted as Muslims.

One place where mass defections from Islam have apparently been taking place is Iran. Many Iranians have become fed up with the nearly 40 years of a brutal and corrupt Shi’a theocracy. The more the Iranian people are oppressed by the theocrats, from the religious police hauling in women for not wearing their chadors correctly, all the way up to the ruling ayatollahs who have been quietly enriching themselves by the millions or even, as in the case of Ayatollah Khamenei, by the billions, the less they like Islam. Even as far back as 2013, Muslim leaders in Iran were warning about a “tsunami of atheism,”

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christianity; conversion; islam
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Islam is not the fastest growing religion -- Christianity is. And I say this as a member of the tribe. Maybe not a good member, but a membeer nevertheless.
1 posted on 11/17/2018 11:16:10 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

The majority of muslims in America are first generation immigrants. They are colonizing, not converting.


2 posted on 11/17/2018 11:17:26 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did you read the article. Many in America are converting out of Islam and being quiet about it as they might be afraid of getting acid in their faces; etc.


3 posted on 11/17/2018 11:19:09 AM PST by Stepan12 (It is Civll War right now..)
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To: Stepan12

Look at the numbers. The majority are first generation immigrants. It is foreign funded.


4 posted on 11/17/2018 11:21:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: Stepan12

If 1.8 billion, that means 77% of the world is NOT mooselimb.


5 posted on 11/17/2018 11:23:56 AM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: a fool in paradise

75% are immigrants or children of immigrants

http://www.pewforum.org/2017/07/26/demographic-portrait-of-muslim-americans/


6 posted on 11/17/2018 11:25:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: Stepan12; All

My Roman Catholic Pope Francis has yet to pose this theological question
http://www.theusmat.com/islamandfreewill.htm


7 posted on 11/17/2018 11:26:21 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin another gem posted in the wilderness)
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To: stylin19a

In majority muslim nations there is no freedom of religion and converting from the ism can be suicidal.


8 posted on 11/17/2018 11:26:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: Stepan12

Statistics are the most wonderful thing.

If there were two Muslims last week, and this week there are three....that is a 50% growth rate.

And really, who cares? Religion is something people get very worked up over. Even the people here on FR. I respect the dedication, but I shake my head at the fanaticism.

Islam is not going to make me believe anything. In fact, the die hard Christians are not going to make me believe anything either.

Religion is one of those things where it either is, or isn’t. It doesn’t matter if there are a billion followers, or just one.

You either believe or you don’t.

The only time it seems to become a contest is when there is money involved.


9 posted on 11/17/2018 11:36:14 AM PST by Vermont Lt
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"They are colonizing, not converting."

The largest source of converts to Islam in this country to worry about are already Convicted Felons.

The second and third generations will largely think for themselves.

10 posted on 11/17/2018 11:40:19 AM PST by wmileo
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To: Stepan12

The low IQ population is growing very fast, so it would only make sense that Islam is also growing pretty fast.


11 posted on 11/17/2018 11:40:26 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: stylin19a
If 1.8 billion, that means 77% of the world is NOT mooselimb.

I think that number its too high. W.O.G. (Wild Oriental Gentleman) arithmetic.

12 posted on 11/17/2018 11:41:47 AM PST by Stepan12 (It is Civll War right now..)
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It’s the fastest growing death cult.


13 posted on 11/17/2018 11:41:55 AM PST by TADSLOS (Six out of seven dwarfs aren’t happy.)
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It’s the fastest growing death cult.

bttt

14 posted on 11/17/2018 11:43:32 AM PST by Stepan12 (It is Civll War right now..)
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To: Stepan12

right now there are many millions of Christians in China, in the coming decades there will be more Christians in China then in the rest of the world combined; and fewer muslims in China that currently.


15 posted on 11/17/2018 11:47:03 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Stepan12

It’s certainly the most violence inducing one.


16 posted on 11/17/2018 11:47:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: Stepan12

Islam produces more terrorist than any other religion by a huge margin.
Islam, the religion of “peace”.


17 posted on 11/17/2018 11:48:21 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right")
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To: Stepan12

islam is a leftwing totalitarian political system similar to communism/socialism/marxism.

islam has its own legal system (sharia)

islam has its own “messiah” (satan/allah/MooHamMud)

islam has its own army of terrorists/jihadists

islam is NOT a religion


18 posted on 11/17/2018 11:51:10 AM PST by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" @HOROWITZ39, DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: PIF

What about Christians in Africa? I hear there are many of them.


19 posted on 11/17/2018 11:52:41 AM PST by Stepan12 (It is Civll War right now..)
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To: Stepan12

Islam is the fastest growing heresy.


20 posted on 11/17/2018 11:53:30 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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