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Response to Yoven

Reader comment on item: Enforce Islamic Law in Canada?

Submitted by Raphael (United States), Sep 29, 2005 at 10:13

Yoven wrote:

"thanks to immigration of individuals from Islamic rogue states. Islam has reached 7% of the total polutation in Canada, 2% - 5% in the USA."

This is a complete fabrication. Accordingly to the Statistics Canada website found at http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/demo30d.htm, the 2001 Census of Canada determined that out of a population of 29,639,035 people, only 579,640 identified themselves as Muslim. That works out to under 2% of the Canadian population, not the 7% cited by this poster. Sadly, the U.S. Census Bureau does not collect data on the religious affinities of people resident in the United States. If we believe Yoven's numbers with respect to the States, then the proportion of the U.S. population identified as Muslim is more than double Canada's. Somehow, though, I suspect Yoven made up that figure as well....

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