Islam is Officially the World’s Largest Religion!

Props to all the Muslim mothers around the world for having lots of children!

Muslims more numerous than Catholics

By ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Associated Press Writer
Sun Mar 30, 2:48 PM ET

VATICAN CITY – Islam has surpassed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religion, the Vatican newspaper said Sunday.

“For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us,” Monsignor Vittorio Formenti said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Formenti compiles the Vatican’s yearbook.

He said that Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent of the world population — a stable percentage — while Muslims were at 19.2 percent.

“It is true that while Muslim families, as is well known, continue to make a lot of children, Christian ones on the contrary tend to have fewer and fewer,” the monsignor said.

Formenti said that the data refer to 2006. The figures on Muslims were put together by Muslim countries and then provided to the United Nations, he said, adding that the Vatican could only vouch for its own data.

When considering all Christians and not just Catholics, Christians make up 33 percent of the world population, Formenti said.

Spokesmen for the Vatican and the United Nations did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment Sunday.

Source: Yahoo!

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in NYC – Sunday April 27, 2008

The hottest Islamic event to hit NYC this year:

Zaytuna Minara Program


A Guide to Faithful Citizenship in America

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Khalid Blankinship (Temple University)

April 27, 2008
New York, NY

The Great Hall
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
30 Cooper Square
New York, N.Y. 10003-7120

I got it as an email. It’s not on the website yet (Correction: it is on the site, inshaAllah I’ll post more details as soon as I get them. This is going to be awesome! InshaAllah!

The Hunger Strike of Sami al-Arian

Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace
March 3, 2008

Dr. Al-Arian Begins Hunger Strike

ALEXANDRIA, VA.– On Monday, March 3, 2008, Dr. Sami Al-Arian began a hunger strike for justice to protest continued government harassment. Earlier in the day, Dr. Al-Arian was informed that he would be called to testify before a third grand jury in Virginia, only weeks before his scheduled release date. Under his plea agreement, Dr. Al-Arian should have been released last April at the latest. However, because he has not testified, his sentence was suspended as he served one year on civil contempt. Dr. Al-Arian’s current release date is April 7, but it will likely be pushed back indefinitely when he is called before a grand jury sometime in the coming weeks.

Dr. Al-Arian’s attorneys argue that forcing him to testify is a clear violation of the plea agreement he reached with the government in the spring of 2006. Further, Dr. Al-Arian has been advised that the grand jury subpoena is a ploy by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg to ensnare him in a perjury trap, as he has done to at least one another Muslim defendant.

The idea that Dr. Al-Arian could avoid a perjury charge by simply testifying truthfully is “naïve,” his attorney Jonathan Turley told the Tampa Tribune. “If the government wants to charge your client with perjury, it is almost certain to be able to do so by asking enough questions over the course of the proceeding.”

This is the third hunger strike undertaken by Dr. Al-Arian, who is diabetic, during his five year incarceration. After his arrest on February 20, 2003, he went on a 140-day liquid only hunger strike to protest the government’s political persecution. During that time, he was hospitalized and lost 45 pounds. On January 22, 2007, Dr. Al-Arian was held in civil contempt for not testifying before a grand jury. He went on a 60-day water-only hunger strike in which he lost 55 pounds, was hospitalized and confined to a wheelchair.

“The mistreatment of Dr. Al-Arian is part of the overall oppression of the Palestinian people. This is cruel punishment,” said Agha Saeed, chair of the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT). “The government is playing a cat and mouse game with him. They did not decide to do this until the last minute, just as he’s about to be released. This amounts to psychological torture.”

With only one month remaining until Dr. Al-Arian’s scheduled release, the government is threatening to keep him imprisoned for many years, through its continuous abuse of the grand jury system. Furthermore, as Dr. Al-Arian embarks on yet another hunger strike, the government must either release him as promised or be responsible for his life.

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5 Years Ago Today Iraq Was Stable

America invaded Iraq 5 years ago, before that Iraq was stable under Saddam.  The results of this invasion was and is clear.  Chaos.  Mass murder.  Sunni/Shia wars.  Increased terrorism.  We need to continue to make dua to Allah (swt) to pray an end for the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Iraq and all over the world.  I was watching a special CNN report on the women of Iraq and he situation over there has gotten worse.  Families are starving and the fathers can’t provide the means, so the wives have to prostitute themselves which has increased tremendously as Shaytan infiltrates along with the Americans.  In America a women who does that is trash, but in Iraq, there are mothers who are forced into these careers in order to simply buy some bread.  It brought me to tears when I listened to what they said.

May Allah (swt) protect the innocent and bring justice to the oppressors.  Ameen!