Has anyone ever noticed that we never hear any complaints from Hindus, Buddhists, Shintos, or an assortment of other religious groups? It's only the Muslims who are throwing their weight around expecting us to kowtow to their every demand. Now, that is offensive. If they don't like our laws, they are free to return to their homeland, especially since Westerners living in Muslim nations receive no special privileges, but must conform to the laws of the land.
Read from Weasel Zippers:
Survey: Islam Fastest Growing Religion In America, Number Of U.S. Muslims Doubles Since 9/11…
And yet according to CAIR the U.S. is an intolerant place for Muslims to live.
(NY Daily News) — A new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America, with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67% in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.
Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000.
Mormonism too saw remarkable growth, with a 45% increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing their number in the U.S. to 6.1 million.
“Both of these groups entered more than 200 counties that they weren’t in 10 years ago,” said Dale Jones, data analyst and mapping specialist for the Religion Census.
The findings represent religious people who attend services. Census surveyors collected data on congregational adherents of 236 religious groups, including full members, their children and others who regularly attend services, with a 5% margin of error.
In the Midwest and parts of the South there are now more Muslims than Jews for the first time. Immigration from parts of the Muslim world and a small rise in conversions are the driving force behind the growth, researchers said. Jones also speculated that the burst of anti-Islam sentiment after the 9/11 attacks could have done more to grow the religion’s presence in the U.S. than slow it. Those on the fence about converting to Islam may have decided to do so on principle.