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    Lets have your opinions on this.

    Why is Islam the fastest growing religion in the USA today?

    Its also the fastest growing religion in the world today too. And im sure some of you will say thats because of intimation.

    But no one is forcing anyone here in America to convert so enplane it will you?
     
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    I have no idea. I'm comfortable being a Christian, so honestly I haven't thought about it.

    What's the theories within the religion regarding the growth?
     
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    I found the website Man of 1951 to be excelent you should read it all if you have the time.
    This will also save me countless time copying and pasting:p
    Try going to this page for some of the answers

    http://www.icofa.com/inquiries_about_islam_online.htm


    Read " why is Islam popular"

    And " Where Islam and Christianity Agree and Differ on Jesus"
     
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    My own opinion is that Islam is doing a much better job, currently, of evangelizing than Christianity is (unfortunately, IMHO).
     
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    <<<<<My own opinion is that Islam is doing a much better job, currently, of evangelizing than Christianity is (unfortunately, IMHO).>>>>>

    During the first Gulf war a rather significant percentage of our troupes converted I don't know the numbers.

    Mormons ..... Baptists.... Jehovah Witnesses ..Catholics......and many other Christian sects send LOTS...... of missionary to Muslim countrys and non Muslim countrys, to spread their faiths.
    How many Muslims have you had coming to your door trying to convert you?
     
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    so why is islam the fastest growing religion in the USA?

    same reason that people love penny stocks.

    seeing almalgamated gold underwater mining go from .02 to .08 is only a jump of 6 cents but it is a HUGE percentage gain. Merck is more boring, but a better bet in the long run.

    The assemblies of god denomination added more converts than the entire muslim population last year. percentage gains look phenonemal, but statistics can be misleading.

    indians say that india is "greening" because muslims have lots of kids.

    islam has never "grown" as a result of individual conversions to any extent. they have babies and pull political levers if they can take political or military power. on a large scale (exceptions prove the rule, don't they?) almost all "conversions" to islam have been for political or financial gain within political entities which have changed to muslim from ?????. witness many of the northern states in india today.
     
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    Muslims in Asia (1996) 1,022,692,000 (30%)
    Muslims in Africa (1996) 426,282,000 (59%)
    Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1996) 1,482,596,925
    Total Number of People on the Earth (1996) 5,771,939,007

    Percentage Wise

    Percentage of Muslims (1996) 26%
    Islam annual growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N. 6.40%
    Christianity growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N. 1.46%




    Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1998) 1,678,442,000
    Expected Number of Muslims on the Earth (2000) 1,902,095,000

    The growth of Islam

    North America (1989-1998) 25%
    Africa 2.15%
    Asia 12.57%
    Europe 142.35%
    Latin America -4.73%
    Australia 257.01%

    Among every four humans in the world, one of them is Muslim. Muslims have increased by over 235 percent in the last fifty years up to nearly 1.6 billion. By comparison, Christians have increased by only 47 percent, Hinduism, 117 percent, and Buddhism by 63 percent. Islam is the second largest religious group in France, Great Britain and USA (Muslims in USA are 10 millions and Jews are 6 millions).

    The number of the total population has been taken from The CIA World's Facts Book
     
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    "Five to 6 million strong, Muslims in America already outnumber Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Mormons,
    and they are more numerous than Quakers, Unitarians, Seventh-day Adventists, Mennonites, Jehovah's
    Witnesses, and Christian Scientists, combined. Many demographers say Islam has overtaken Judaism as the
    country's second-most commonly practiced religion; others say it is in the passing lane." JOHAN BLANK,
    USNEWS (7/20/98)


    "In fact, religion experts say Islam is the second-largest religion in the United States... Islam has 5 million to 6
    million members, followed by Judaism, with approximately 4.5 million..... And Islam is believed to be
    fastest-growing religion in the country, with half its expansion coming from new immigrants and the other half
    from conversions." By ELSA C. ARNETT
    Knight-Ridder News Service
     
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    So this article is claiming that we are ALL American-Muslim?? ok, so I know it's about Muslims, but, without disrepect to anyone, I am happy myself being Chistian - I may not go to Church, but I believe in God.

    Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced it will launch a year-long "Islam in America" advertising campaign designed to foster greater understanding of Islam and to counter what the group says is a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States.

    The campaign will kick off with an ad, headlined "We're All Americans," in the New York Times editorial page on Sunday, February 16th. That ad features images of an African-American girl, an Asian man and another man of European heritage, and asks the question: "Which one of us is a Muslim?" The response: "We all are...we're American Muslims."

    CAIR's weekly ads, each explaining one aspect of Islam, will be distributed to Muslim communities around American for placement in local newspapers. As each ad is published in the New York Times, it will be available on a web site, www.americanmuslims.info, specifically designed to promote the campaign.

    "Without accurate and balanced information about mainstream Islam and Muslims, ordinary Americans are vulnerable to the purveyors of hate, in this country and around the world, who seek a perpetual religious and civilizational conflict," said CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad.
     

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