By Harvey Tobkes

All statistics from the CIA Fact book.

1. There are 1.79 billion Muslims worldwide.
2. China has a population of 1.3 billion people
3. Only about 20 million Chinese are Muslim; 1 to 2%
4. Worldwide, 1 out of 5 people are Muslims

If the growing trend of conversion to the Muslim religion continues in China, and is even encouraged by their government, it could mean that Muslims will hold a majority among all religions in a short time span.

I do not know what this means for Western civilization and the other religions, but I would like to hear more reassurances from Muslim factions that they desire a peaceful world in which we all live in harmony with each other. And most important, a new world in which we have respect and tolerance for all religions, and the word “infidel” should no longer exist.

Of course, I’m not holding my breath.

Yahoo News:

It’s thousands of miles from Mecca, but more and more Chinese Muslims are fulfilling their dreams of learning about their faith as the government relaxes controls over Islam to win hearts in the Middle East, where it seeks to strengthen trade and oil ties.


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