A study, recently released by the Pew Research Center, makes clear that Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion. The planet’s Muslim population increased by more than 150 million people between 2010 and 2015 alone. Moreover, within 20 years, more babies will be born to Muslim women than to Christian women world-wide, very likely making Islam the world’s largest religion by the end of this century.
Christianity is currently the world’s largest religion, but it is growing more slowly, in large part due to its rapidly declining numbers in Europe. Though Christians have accounted for roughly 33% of births world-wide in recent years, just barely outpacing the number of Muslim births, they also made up 37% of world-wide deaths, almost twice the share of deaths from any other religion. (Many at the hands of Islamic extremists). The study’s lead researcher, Conrad Hackett, stated, “Christianity is literally dying in Europe.” This is especially sad given that Europe was the very seat of Christendom for centuries.
Elder Christians are dying off. Those that, for example, saved the world from Hitler, Tojo and Stalin are almost gone now. The New Christians, those that truly worship only tolerance, and genuflect only in the direction of postmodern “social justice,” are utterly unsuited to preserving Western culture and free, democratic, republics. Ironically, this Christian-Lite™ “Co-exist” crowd will soon see to the demise of their own (increasingly secular) societies.
Need further proof? More specific examples?
Hundreds upon hundreds of Christian churches have closed throughout Europe while hundreds upon hundreds of Mosques have opened. Christian priests and pastors have given Catholic and Lutheran property to Muslim neighbors and immigrants to worship in and on. The results of their largess? Four people were killed recently in Stockholm by an Islamic terrorist who ran them over with a truck. Maïlys Dereymaeker was one of the four. She was the mother of an 18-month-old baby. She was also a psychologist at several Belgian migrant centers, proudly helping “refugees” whose asylum requests had been denied. Rakhmat Akilov, the man who killed her, had his own application for asylum rejected last year. Swedish authorities, however, never got around to deporting him.
Then there is the case of Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking European Union official, who was brutally raped and murdered by a 17-year-old Afghan immigrant who has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Maria was raped and then drowned. Her body was found in the river Dreisam. Maria was a volunteer helping immigrants in refugee homes.
Her father, Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, is a lawyer and chief assistant to the legal director of the European Commission, and also an elected representative of the Catholic Church of Germany. A position he leveraged to advance refugee rights. Surely Dr. Ladenburger was, at the very least, a bit chagrinned after his beautiful, sweet, precious daughter was murdered in cold blood, right?
Maria Ladenburger’s funeral took place in Brussels, Belgium. Her father used the occasion to solicit donations for two Muslim charities, one for those in Bangladesh, and the other for local refugee illegals in Germany.
He stood for election to a Catholic lay group this past November, a few weeks after his daughter was murdered.