February 26, 2008, - 11:37 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Most mainstream media reports on the just-released survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life are touting results showing that Americans are less religious, with over 16% saying they aren’t members of any religion.
But, while that’s important, there’s a far more important number in the survey, “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” that you aren’t hearing about: the number of Muslims in America. Since 9/11, Muslims and their propaganda groups have repeatedly touted that their legions include 6-7 million Americans. In the past few years, they’ve invented a new number: 9 million.
But the Pew survey–and remember, Pew is a liberal outfit–found that only 0.6% are, in fact, Muslims, or 1.8 million out of 300,000,000 residents of America. That includes Muslim illegal aliens, too (of which there are far more than the conventional wisdom admits).
Since HAMAS-front group CAIR–the Council on American Islamic Relations–has repeatedly sent out e-mails cheering on an exaggerated claim that their numbers are far larger than those of Jews in America (and, therefore, their logic goes, America should change its policy on Israel), Pew says otherwise on that, too.
The Pew survey finds that 1.7 percent of Americans–or nearly THREE TIMES the number of Muslims–are Jews. That’s 5.1 million Jews versus the 1.8 million Muslims. Don’t expect to get an e-mail from CAIR touting those statistics. As with everything else, they lie–in geometrically-multiplied terms–about everything: their alleged 9 million versus an actual 1.8 million.
I’m not one who believes America’s foreign and domestic policies should ever be the result of critical mass of one group versus another. It should be a result of our moral high ground and sound policy in defeating our enemies.
But since Muslims use as their main–and frankly, only–argument that their numbers mandate officeholders’ and businesses’ adherence to their extremist views, Pew says that–at least for now–they’ve lost that argument, as well.
As they continue to use multiple wives solely as baby factories within our borders, to immigrate legally without limit, and to sneak into our country illegally, their numbers may change and grow–unless we do something about it.
But for now, their noise is far louder than their actual numbers.
The high volume of Muslim whining versus the actual Muslim presence . . . two different things in America. And the distinction is important.
Another important point: Yes, it is, indeed, notable that 16.1% of Americans aren’t religious. Where atheism is more dominant and Christianity less so, Islam seizes upon the opening and fills the void. That’s why we see “Eurabia” (the term coined by author Bat Ye’or, as the title of her excellent book).
But 78.4% of Americans are still Christian. And that, if anything, will be the shield to the takeover of America by Islam. Wherever there is a strong, dominant Christian presence, Islam is thwarted.
Sadly, far too many Christians (and liberals dominant among my fellow co-religionists) are giving in to the ceaseless demands and forays of Islam in America.
Tags: America, author, Bat Ye'or, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hamas, Israel, mainstream media reports, Pew Center