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Fastest growing faith, Ahmad? Why?

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Submitted by Don (Pakistan), Nov 19, 2006 at 02:23

Ahemead, you mention Islam is the "fastest growing faith,"and this is a statement often made by Muslims to justify their religion. Let's get a fact very clear here about the reason Islam grows at a rate faster than others. Though some people - idiots and fools in my opinion - do convert to Islam in these days when the whole world can see what this religion is really about - the reason it is growing so fast is that Muslims are having babies at three times the rate as other religions.

When I was born my birth certificate did not mention my religion, nor do the birth certificates in Christian and Buddhists countries and some other religions. The state does not confer a religion upon you nor are you labeled with one at birth. For civilized countries and free people, your religion becomes your CHOICE later in life.

In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afganistan, and several Islamic or Muslim majority religions, "Muslim" is stamped on the birth certificate and the child is considered a Muslim as soon as he or she enters the world. They have no choice, and the indoctrination begins before the baby can even speak, and it is by law (in many Islamic countries) that the child born to Muslim parents will be Muslim himself. They are not exposed to other religions except in regards to what the QurĂ¡n says about them Judaism and Christianity being inferior and how evil the Jews are and not to befriend Christians, "for they are friends of the Jews." (Surrah 9.)

I've worked in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and now, believe it or not, Lahore, Pakistan. I've spent most of my working adult life surrounded by Muslims (many of whom are my good friends and wonderful people), but these people across the Muslim world are simply brainwashed from birth. Even moderate ones who disagree with so much of what their religion says and practices know they could NEVER denounce it and leave it; it would mean at the very least losing your family and friends, and at the worst death (as we see has happened in Saudi Arabia and Afganistan). Yes, Islam IS the fastest growing religion, but not because of converts. The truth is that the world is waing up to what Islam is really about and is coming to despise it, as good people should, in vastly greater numbers than those who want to become a part of it.

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