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Why Islam is a threat

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Submitted by T (Sweden), Feb 27, 2006 at 07:54

Today, Christianiy is the largest faith in the world (about 33%). Islam is the second largest (21%), followed by Hinduism (13%), Buddhism (6%) and other religions.
However, while the percentage of Christians remained the same throughout the century, Hinduism is growing slightly slower than world population (1.15% ), and Buddhism is growing much more slowly (86%), Islam is the only religion that is growing, and rapidly.

Today, Islam is about one fifth of the world's population. If present growth rates for the world population and the Muslim population continued in only eighty years Islam would pass Christianity and become the world's largest faith. And in about a hundred and eighty years half of the world's population will be Muslim.

Islam's rapid growth is mostly the result of a higher birth rate, but Islam also wins more than it loses through conversions.

It has also been argued that Islam has already passed Christianity if we measure religious activity. For example, more people might go to Friday services at Muslim Mosques than Sunday services at Christian Churches.
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