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Europe’s Muslim Population Tripled in 30 Years

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 6, 2012 @ 11:38 am In The Point | 11 Comments


Bad news for people who like visiting bars, walking with seeing eye dogs or not getting blown up on the way to work.

From Jihad Watch, a discussion on Europe’s rapid Muslim population growth [2]. The challenge of assessing Muslim population growth is twofold. On the one hand, Muslims artificially inflate their numbers to obtain more social benefits and political influence. On the other hand, total household counts are blurred by illegal migrants and illegal polygamy.

Muslims put a great deal of stock in their own birth rate [3], but the strongest driver of demographic growth is still immigration.

Globally, the Muslim population is forecast to grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades – an average annual growth rate of 1.5% for Muslims, compared with 0.7% for non-Muslims. If current trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world’s total projected population of 8.3 billion in 2030, up from 23.4% of the estimated 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.

Europe’s Muslim population is projected to grow from 44.1 million in 2010 to 58.2 million in 2030. The greatest increases – driven primarily by continued migration – are likely to occur in Western and Northern Europe, where Muslims will be approaching double-digit percentages of the population in several countries.

The biggest growth in Muslim population is happening in Asia. Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India will be the countries with the largest Muslim populations. If Pakistan and Indonesia keep feeding immigrants to Europe, then the demographic disaster may come.

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[2] Jihad Watch, a discussion on Europe’s rapid Muslim population growth: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/09/europes-muslim-population-triples-in-30-years.html

[3] put a great deal of stock in their own birth rate: http://www.pewforum.org/The-Future-of-the-Global-Muslim-Population.aspx

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