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Old 10-08-2009, 12:02 AM
 
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The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive of its kind.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report provides a precise number for a population whose size has long has been subject to guesswork, with estimates ranging anywhere from 1 billion to 1.8 billion.

Report: Global Muslim population hits 1.57 billion - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091008/ap_on_re/us_rel_muslim_population - broken link)
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive of its kind.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report provides a precise number for a population whose size has long has been subject to guesswork, with estimates ranging anywhere from 1 billion to 1.8 billion.

Report: Global Muslim population hits 1.57 billion - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091008/ap_on_re/us_rel_muslim_population - broken link)
Muslim families have approximately 6.1 children on average...The average family in the US has 2 children, Canada 1.6, the UK 1.7, Australia 1.8.. The world average is 2.5 children per household.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:24 AM
 
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And people wonder why we are overpopulated >.>
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:33 AM
 
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Speaking of population, I found this very interesting clock that keeps track of multiple things.

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: South Africa
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Muslim families have approximately 6.1 children on average...The average family in the US has 2 children, Canada 1.6, the UK 1.7, Australia 1.8.. The world average is 2.5 children per household.
Add to that the median mortality rate and then likely you will get the true figure. I am sure that you will find by demographic, the developed countries/cultures, their young survive well into their 50's and beyond.

In many Africa countries where islam is growing rapidly, the basic access to primary healthcare is sadly still very lacking.

Let's see, a third are xian, and a quarter are muslim. That is four twelfths plus 3 twelfths = 7 twelfths so 5 in 12 are still heathen?
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Yep, they are breeding like rabbits, and we are breeding like, well, humans.

Children are more likely to adopt the faith of their parents, so if you have more kids, you have more (place faith here).
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