Islam to become second largest religion in USA by 2050
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Muslims continue to organize in the U.S. as their numbers grow. Muslims now make up about 1 percent of the U.S. population with 3.3 million people. Islam is will eclipse Judaism by 2050, according to Census projections.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Islam will be the second largest religion in the United States by 2050, according to the Pew Research Center.
The rise in population is the result of proselytizing Americans, and the arrival of Muslim immigrants. As the Muslim population grows, they form communities and organize.
As they do in other countries, Muslims tend to prefer dealing with fellow Muslims in all aspects of their lives. Muslims buy and sell with other Muslims. They engage in social activities within their faith.
Children across the nation are now able to attend Muslim camps, usually assembled for the summer or for Ramadan. The experiences reinforce Islamic belief for children who are living in a Christian, western nation.
Muslims also vote Democratic with over 70 percent saying they are registered as Democrats.
None of these facts would be of much concern, except that Muslims do not integrate the same way other immigrants do. Sticking to their own community, Muslims prefer traditional practices. Sharia law is one such practice that many Muslims have asked to follow in the U.S.. Sharia law is the strict, Koran-based code of justice that mandates death by stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, and a variety of other draconian punishments. Sharia law is inherently at odds with U.S. laws and the Constitution, but many Muslims don't care.
A few members of the Muslim population have even banded together into paramilitary organizations. The FBI and others believe these are front groups for terror organizations. At least 22 training camps have been identified. About 80 mosques have been labeled as "radical" according to the Clarion Project.
The relatively small numbers of Muslims in the U.S. may move some people to complacency. However, even small ethnic and religious minorities have wielded great power at times. The more a community sticks together, the greater its power. And few communities stick together like the Muslims community.
We know what these communities will do next because we've seen what they're doing across Europe. European Muslims are demanding -- and getting Sharia law and other concessions. A Muslim has been elected mayor of London.
By 2025, they may only be 2 percent, but with their increasing political power, they may feel like a lot more.
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