With that growth will come increasing demands for Sharia across the globe. Demographic Jihad Update: “World Muslim Population Grows Twice as Fast as Others,” by Lauren Frayer for AOL News, January 27 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The global number of Muslims is expected to jump 35 percent in the next 20 years, growing twice as fast as the non-Muslim population, according to a study published today. But Muslims are multiplying at a slower pace than before, and their numbers are expected to level out in the coming decades.
That’s according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which published on its website today projections for growth in the Muslim population between 2010 and 2030. The analysis could stoke fears among critics of Islam in Europe and America, who claim the religion clashes with Western values and spreads extremism. But it could also abate those fears, with evidence that Islam is not exploding across the globe as fast as some pundits may have suggested….
According to the Pew report, the total number of people who identify themselves as Muslims is currently about 1.6 billion. That figure is expected to rise to 2.2 billion by the year 2030. That’s an average growth rate of 1.5 percent, compared with forecast growth of 0.7 percent for non-Muslims over the next 20 years. If those trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4 percent of the world’s population in 2030, compared with 23.4 percent now….