For example, India’s number of Muslims is growing at a faster rate than the country’s majority Hindu population, and is projected to rise from 14.4% of India’s 2010 population to 18.4% (or 311 million people) in 2050.
This, combined with high fertility rates, will accelerate Muslim population growth.
More than a third of Muslims are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East, regions that are projected to have the biggest population increases.
But even within these high-growth regions – as well as others – Muslims are projected to grow faster than members of other groups.
For example, Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, on average, are younger and have higher fertility than the overall population of the region.
More than half of Americans have a negative view of us.
One-third of Americans—that’s more than one hundred million people—want us to carry special IDs so that they can easily identify us as Muslim.But privately, you still feel like the LGBT community is a living contradiction to what you were brought up to believe. When you are an underrepresented minority—whether Muslim, African American, female, etc.—democracy is an all or nothing business.You fight for rights (and the operative word here is “fight”), or you get none for yourself. You can’t pick and choose which civil liberties apply to which people.The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups.Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 20 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group.The main reasons for Islam’s growth ultimately involve simple demographics.