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in response to reader comment: Your Jewish population number is optimistic

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Apr 7, 2012 at 23:32

I agree the numbers are a touch on the high side for both Jews and Muslims. Of course there's always going to be a wide divergence of opinions about Jewishness and politics amongst Jews themselves.

The same thing must be happening in the Muslim world. For example I have some ex-Iranian friends who describe themselves as 'muslim atheists' - self-aware people who recognise they were just unfortunate victims of an oppressive culture they happened to have been born into. I know other ex-Muslim Christians who are now extremely relieved to be able to follow their own consciences.

So I would think there are many in the muslim world who have second thoughts about the spurious nature of what they are required to appear to believe and would dump it if they were given half a chance.

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