74% Increase in U.S. Mosques Since 2000
Gee, some Muzzies fly planes into buildings and suddenly everyone in America starts bending over backwards to accommodate Muslims everywhere just to prove that we have no hard feelings. Just insane.
Anyway, this is what your Saudi oil money is buying:
Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000
The number of Islamic places of worship in the United States soared 74% in the past decade.
While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines, the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010.
They’re also very engaged: The study finds “98% of mosque leaders say Muslims should be involved in American institutions and 91% agree that Muslims should be involved in politics.”
The study, “The American Mosque 2011,” was sponsored by The Hartford Institute for Religion Research (Hartford Seminary), the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, as well as the nation’s largest Islamic civic and religious groups, including the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
• States with the most mosques are New York (257), California (246) and Texas (166).
• Most mosques are in cities, but suburban sites rose from 16% in 2000 to 28% in 2010.
The study breaks with all other major surveys of religion in one controversial finding.
Although the study does not claim to say how many Muslims are in the USA, Bagby estimates there are 2.6 million “mosque participants” — people who have attended prayers for Eid (a major holy day) or Friday prayers or were considered participants by the mosque leader survey.
Bagby says he reached the number by taking mosque attendance reported by the leadership and multiplying the average number of attendees by the number of mosques.
Bagby’s report concludes “if there are 2.6 million Muslims who pray the Eid prayer, then the total Muslim population should be closer to estimates (by Bagby) of up to 7 million.”
However, no other survey projects even 3 million Muslims in the USA.
The numbers matter because higher numbers mean enhanced social and political clout in the public square for minority faiths. Significantly large groups can attract candidates seeking votes or convince school boards and employers to recognize their holy days, for example.
“Higher numbers mean you are not marginalized,” Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations has said.
Yeah, spoken like a true un-indicted co-conspirator… But, I digress. His statement is not necessarily true, however. Consider the overwhelming Christian population in the U.S. – Thanks to the ACLU and other Lefturd organizations with lots of money, they have been marginalized for years now. Muslims beware…Explore posts in the same categories: Creeping Sharia, dhimmitude, Muslims in The USA, Religion