For the record Muslim extremists are killing far more Muslims than Americans or others. For us to attack Islam as a whole for the murders by Muslim extremists could not be a better recruiting device for these crazies. Needless to say Obama was reaching out to our Muslim friends when he supported the right to build a Mosque and peace-making institution several blocks away from Ground Zero.

May our pols attacking this religious right get their just deserts. I have had it with Republican ‘treason’ to the the U.S. with their constant attacks on our nation. This party has degenerated into representing the worst elements — pure greed and contempt for those in desperate need of help — 13 million living in poverty including a majority of children. Shame!

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Number of Muslims in the world:

Estimates of the total number of Muslims in the world vary greatly:
bullet 0.700 billion or more, Barnes & Noble Encyclopedia (1993)
bullet 0.817 billion, The Universal Almanac (1996)
bullet 0.951 billion, The Cambridge Factfinder (1993)
bullet 1.100 billion, The World Almanac (1997)

http://www.religioustolerance.org/isl_numb.htm

As of mid 2010, we accept the Pew Forum’s estimate 1.57 billion as the most reliable estimate.

With that number, they represent about 22% of the world’s population. They are the second largest religion in the world. Only Christianity is larger, with 33% of the world’s inhabitants — a little over 2 billion.

Islam is growing about 2.9% per year. This is faster than the total world population which increases about 2.3% annually. It is thus attracting a progressively larger percentage of the world’s population.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/isl_numb.htm


“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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