U.S. Muslim Population Could Outpace Jews by 2050

Almost 60% are “migrants.”

The Pew Research Center released some new figures on the population of the United States that shows Muslims could outpace Jews over the next 30 years.

Right now, there are 3.35 million Muslims in the U.S., making them about 1 percent of the population. But by 2050, that number could double and put them on par with the Jewish population, which is right around 2 percent, or even perhaps surpass them.

Of those Muslims currently living in the states, over 2 million are adults and, Pew adds, “a majority of them, 58 percent, are migrants.”

From the report:

“Our demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2.1 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2050, surpassing people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no religion). A 2013 Pew Research Center report estimated that the Muslim share of immigrants granted permanent residency status (green cards) increased from about 5 percent in 1992 to roughly 10 percent in 2012, representing about 100,000 immigrants in that year.”

Muslims also have lots of children, more than most other religious groups. Pew states that each Muslim woman averages 2.9 children, whereas for women of other faiths it’s 2.2 children. Muslim women also start having children at very young ages, thereby increasing the growth potential exponentially. 

Cheryl K. Chumley writes about her concerns of this trend over at The Washington Times:

Between migration and birth rates, Muslims are seeing a significant jump in cultural influence in America. Don’t forget the conversions — and don’t forget the fact that the cultural influence often leads to political influences, as well.

Political correctness dictates that talking about Muslim population surges in the context of Islamic terror attacks is out of order — is discriminatory, stereotypical, an offense to the peaceful Muslims of the world.

But this latest terror strike in New York City should be a foot-down moment for America. How many more terror attacks should innocents suffer until the left, the amnesty-loving and Islamic apologetic left, gets it through its head — Islam and terror are tied at the hip.

Chumley adds, “The time has come to recognize that yes, indeed, America is at war with an enemy that doesn’t play by rules of combat, that uses deception and deceit and infiltration by population as regular tools of take-over.”


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