1) Can We Create a List of Stats on the Muslim World?

If your church is like mine, we’ve been involved in praying for the Muslim world throughout the past 30 days. Let’s create a listing of statistics, and links to other webpages full of statistics, for the Muslim world. For example, where can we find a list of the 60-65 nations where Islam is the dominant religion? Is there a webpage which gives firm figures on the number of Muslims in each country of the world? What are the other questions you would have about the Muslim world? What stats would you like to see? Find answers to these questions — and/or supply some of the answers yourself — at the following webpage:

Just click “Comment” under the text of that page and you’ll add your own thoughts to the list that everyone else is reading. Thank you!

11 Responses to 1) Can We Create a List of Stats on the Muslim World?
  1. Dale Reply

    The book, “Healing the Broken Family of Abraham” by Don McCurry contains a list of the number of Muslims in almost every country in the world. Dale Fagerland

  2. David Reply

    http://www.geohive.com always has lots of good stats. They used to include religion stats, but no longer do. If you are looking for information about the population of a specific country, they are a good place to look.

  3. Victor Goh Reply

    Joshua Project (http://www.joshuaproject.net/countries.php) have very detailed stats by country and people groups. It’s an excellent resource with photos of various people groups too.

  4. Mark Snowden Reply

    Southern Baptists have a good site called, “Beyond the Wall” at http://btw.imb.org/

    – What is God doing among Muslims? (news)
    – Resources for educating and inspiring
    – Urgent prayer requests
    – Experience missions among Muslims
    – Links to 25+ Internet sites
    Several other links, news, and maps. Good stuff.

  5. Ed B Reply

    Also:
    (1) Search for "Muslim" at http://www.joshuaproject.net/great-commission-statistics.php for a few key summary stats of general interest.

    (2) Even more helpful is to download the Joshua Project database, say as an Excel spreadsheet, and then sort by "PrimaryReligionPGAC" (Primary religion for this PeopleGroup-Across-Countries) followed by a secondary sort by "Country". Be sure to look at the JP definitions spreadsheet that comes with it in the download.

    (3) Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.com) has dozens and dozens of useful stats and more on the world of Islam. Search for words such as Islam, Muslim, mosque, Muhammad, Arab Christians, Bedoiuns, Crusades, Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Hadith, Ijtihad, Qur'an, Sunnah, etc.

    (4) Apart from statistics, it is important to look at Muslim authored sites to hear how they say things. A few of these and others non-Muslim-authored info sites I've used:
    Beliefs — http://www.inter-islam.org
    Beliefs — http://www.livingislam.org 
    Beliefs — http://www.mideastweb.org/islamintro1.htm
    CIA Factbook — https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
    Color issues (materials) — http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/09/08/colors-of-religion-islam/
    Country lists and data — http://islamic-world.net/countries/index.htm
    Demographics of the Islamic world — http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_world
    Facts & Statistics by country (Encarta) — http://encarta.msn.com/mediacenter_9.0.1/Countries.html
    Feud / Rido — http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/1999/issue2/jv3n2a1.html (includes section on "The Rituals of Sulh and Musalaha").  
      Also http://digital.sabanciuniv.edu/tezler/tezler/ssbf/master/koset/toc.pdf "Islamic Mediation In Turkey: Third Party Roles Of Alims In The Resolution Of Communal Conflicts
    IJFM articles:  Lots of good stuff at:  http://www.ijfm.org/archives.htm
    Islamic life, services & resources guide for Muslims — http://www.muslimdirectory.co.uk/
    Languages of the Islamic world —  http://www.miusa.org/ncde/spotlight/muslimdisability/mwlanguages
    News & miscellaneous resources — http://www.ummah.com/
    News & miscellaneous resources — http://islamic-world.net
    News & Multimedia links site (J.Y. Tan, Xavier U.) — http://staff.xu.edu/~tan/links/islam-1.html
    QUR'AN BROWSER — http://www.quranbrowser.com 
    Rido — See "Feud."
    Reaction to Christian missions & evangelistic strategies — http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6132 (Even the rant and exaggerations give valuable insight into 
    M perceptions and attitudes.)
    Resource links site (J.Y. Tan, Xavier U.) — http://staff.xu.edu/~tan/links/islam.html
    US Center for World Mission – Mission Frontiers articles:  
        "Rethinking our approach to M peoples":  http://www.missionfrontiers.org/2008/04/200804.htm

    There are also many region specific sites.

    I hope that helps. –Ed B.

  6. Doug Lucas Reply

    Ed, these are exactly the kinds of resources we were looking for. The original requester will be *very* pleased, I think. You must be quite a researcher. Looks like you could write a book. (Maybe you already have! :-) ) Either way, it’s people like you that make Brigada into such a helpful resource for the rest of us. Thanks for taking time to pitch in!
    Doug

  7. Heidi Reply

    ISLAM
    Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult.  In it's fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
           
    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of  the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
    When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
    Here's how it works.
    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States — Muslim 0.6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia Law over the entire world.
    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings.
    Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
     
    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
     
    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror, attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
       
    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some state-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfor tunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab Life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel.
    Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

    It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos.
    There are no national courts nor schools nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrases. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

    Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population.
    But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.
    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book:
    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

  8. Neal Pirolo Reply

    From: Dwight Logan
    Subject: Wake up America

    Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

    Here's how it works.

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States
    — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia
    — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada
    — Muslim 1.9%

    China
    — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy
    — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

    Denmark
    — Muslim 2%

    Germany
    — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom
    — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain
    — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    >From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France
    — Muslim 8%

    Philippines
    — Muslim 5%

    Sweden
    — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland
    — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands
    — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The
    ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims approach 10% of the population , they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam,
    and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia
    — Muslim 40%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleans ing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%

    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

    Egypt — Muslim 90%

    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

    Iran — Muslim 98%

    Iraq — Muslim 97%

    Jordan — Muslim 92%

    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

    Pakistan — Muslim 97%

    Palestine — Muslim 99%

    Syria — Muslim 90%

    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

    Somalia — Muslim 100%

    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by
    killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

    It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in
    ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of
    certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate. Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat Here is some serious reading for serious thinkers. Now that you know, what we will do with this knowledge? We have one running for the highest office in this country. Know who you are voting for in the Nov. election.
    Edited by Tikkabuck (Today at 01:44 AM)
    'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.' – Thomas Jefferson

  9. Doug Lucas Reply

    Just a personal request here (but then, since I guess I run the site, maybe it’s more than a personal request) — We might do better if we realize that the Brigada family is a very global family. Maybe it’s better that we not politicize this thread. We can and should state our opinions, but could I request that we not resort to campaigning, in a thread like this, for one political candidate in just one of our respective countries. Thanks for understanding.
    Doug

    PS. I didn’t edit/censor the comment; but I could have. Like I say, it’s just a personal request.

  10. Anonymous Reply

    Let's also be REMINDED that an increasing number of Muslims are now "searching the Net" for information such as what's posted here.
    The "eyes of the Lord run to and fro" … and so do the Forces of Darkness, etc.
    Let's be PRAYERFUL, WATCHFUL & PRUDENT for Jesus' sake. :)
    — rkw

  11. Doug Lucas Reply

    Right… but I don’t believe the original question asked for anything that would compromise anyone’s security. In fact, the assumption behind the original query was that these would most likely be materials that are already available on the web in other locations. We were just searching for a handy container where all these links could be compiled under one umbrella. And that’s exactly what’s happening. You can now send out this link to those in your respective organizations:

    http://www.brigada.org/2008/08/1-stats-on-muslim-world.html

    And — please encourage your friends, consultants, and researchers to keep adding to the mix. As always, please don’t reveal any names or personal information that would risk compromising anyone’s security.

    Thanks!
    Doug

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