Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group By Michael Lipka The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group. While the world’s population is projected to grow 35% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 73% – from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.8 billion in 2050. In 2010, Muslims made up 23.2% of the global population. Four decades later, they are expected to make up about three-in-ten of the world’s people (29.7%). By 2050, Muslims will be nearly as numerous as Christians, who are projected to remain the world’s largest religious group at 31.4% of the global population. The main reasons for Islam’s growth ultimately involve simple demographics. To begin with, Muslims have more children than members of the seven other major religious groups analyzed in the study. Each Muslim woman has an average of 3.1 children, significantly above the next-highest group (Christians at 2.7) and the average of all non-Muslims (2.3). In all major regions where there is a sizable Muslim population, Muslim fertility exceeds non-Muslim fertility. The growth of the Muslim population also is helped by the fact that Muslims have the youngest median age (23 in 2010) of all major religious groups, seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims (30). A larger share of Muslims will soon be at the point in their lives when people begin having children. This, combined with high fertility rates, will accelerate Muslim population growth. Michael Lipka Pew Research Center…
Benjamin Robberts Writes -By The Numbers 1 – It only took one radical Islamic terrorist to murder 13 people and wound another thirty in the Fort Hood shootings. It only took one radical Islamic terrorist, the underwear bomber, to terrorize Christmas Day travelers. It only took one radical, the failed Times Square Bomber, to terrorize an already fragile New York City populace. Is one Islamic radical enough? 4 – Four terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, and flew the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. These four terrorists were responsible for killing all 92 passengers and, ultimately, nearly 3000 people in the Twin Towers. Are four Islamic radicals enough? 5 – There were five Islamic terrorists in each of the other three planes hijacked during the unprovoked attack against America on 9/11. These three flights, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93, combined, accounted for 175 passengers and crew that were murdered, 125 murders at the Pentagon attack site, and again, nearly 3000 at the World Trade Center. Are five Islamic radicals enough? 19 – Nineteen is the total number of hijackers, terrorists, or radical Islamists, that killed over 3000 people – unprovoked – on American soil. Are 19 Islamic radicals enough? Not All Muslims Are Radicals! There are an estimated 1,570,000,000 (1.57 Billion) Muslims, worldwide; that is over one-fifth (23%) of the world’s population. Approximately 10.4 million Muslims live in the United States. Nowhere near all, not even anywhere near a majority, are radicals that would be willing to be terrorists. That number is much smaller. The most liberal of conservatives’ estimates is 36.6%, or 574.6 million radical Muslims. More conservative estimates suggest that only 1 to 7 percent of Muslims could be considered radical. An estimate of one percent would bring the number of radicals down to 15,700,000 potential terrorists. If the statistics hold true, then the United States may be host to 104,000 radical Muslims. Be advised that all estimates were based on surveys where the respondent had to approve of the 911 attacks on the United States and admit that they hate the Great Satan. Are 15,700,000 (15.7 Million) radicals enough? At 15.7 million, Radical Islam, if separated from moderate Islam, would be one of the top ten Major religious groups. Is the world’s 9th largest religious sect enough radicals? Not all Muslims are radicals; but, it is prudent to be concerned about the ones that are. The number one is a significant concern (see Fort Hood). The number 19 was the beginning of a war. The number 15,700,000 is … apparently … tolerance. Brethren we are in for a rude awaking we have been looking at the wrong Kingdom in Rev. 17:9-12 “Here is the mind that hath wisdom, The [s]seven heads [t]are seven mountains, whereon the woman sitteth: [u]they are also seven Kings. 10 [v]Five are fallen, Egypt Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, [w]and one is, Rome[x]and another is not yet come: Islam and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 [y]And the beast that was, and is not, is even [z]the eighth, and is [aa]one of the seven, and [ab]all go into destruction. Gerald Thompson has a great article in the Lonang Insitute intitled The Beast Empire- “Now let’s unlock the vision. The symbolism of the harlot is false religion – not just error (like some cult), but the greatest false religion in the world promoted by Satan. The biblical term “mother of prostitutes” undoubtedly means that the harlot has spawned many false religion offshoots, but the modern vernacular also applies – as in “the mother of all false religions,” being the biggest and the baddest false religion of them all.” Iron and Clay don’t mix as Sunni and Shite Muslims fight each other but will come together for One hour to fulfill God’s purpose. The Quran and the Bible put forth end-times narratives that are similar but opposite. The Bible’s antichrist, for instance, resembles Islam’s messiah while Muslims view the Jesus of the Bible as their antichrist or “Dajjal.” The Quran teaches that Jesus returns to earth but for a very different purpose – to “break the cross” and convert the world’s Christians to Islam. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/mahdi-to-return-by-2016-followed-by-jesus/#zSeqg5Cq5GR1uYLL.99 Islam’s fundamental belief is the Unity of God. All other beliefs hang on this belief. Therefore the acknowledgement and ‘bearing witness’ of this is the key to the Muslim faith. Unless this is observed one cannot be a Muslim. A Muslim accepts only One God, the only Master, Lord and Ruler with no partner sharing in any way His Being, Powers and Attributes. He is One; He is Unique; He is not the father of any one, nor He has or had any father. He is Almighty and Self-Sustaining. He is there forever, and will be there forever.
Deut. 6 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one![b] 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Interesting the Bible teaches a singular Jealous God in Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that made all things, that spread out the heavens Alone, and stretched out the earth by Myself. Christians need to get back to the bible. He who has wisdom let him understand Rev.17:9 Psalm 19:7 The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth Wisdom unto the simple.