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Double checking the figures - Daniel Pipes is right

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Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic (Israel), Oct 8, 2008 at 04:45

I wanted to quickly double check Daniel Pipes's statement "10-15 percent suggests that Islamists number about 150 million out of a billion plus Muslims – more than all the fascists and communists who ever lived"

According to How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopleHaveEverLivedonEarth.aspx

there have been 9.8 billion people born since 1900 of which roughly 1/6 where Chinese, that is , 1.568 billion were Chinese. Even if we take that 5.5 percent of the Chinese population were members off the Communist Part

http://inthenationalinterest.com/Articles/Vol2Issue18/vol2issue18Zhao.html

that gives us 86 million Chinese communists who ever lived. The rest , Soviet communists accounted for some 10 percent of the Soviet population but with the population much smaller, although during a time span somewhat longer, the numbers of Soviet communists , other communists and fascists can be disregarded, Daniel Pipes is right.

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