Current Population Statistics and Future Predictions

 

The following PEW report on the world Muslim population statistics gives a full breakdown of the current worldwide Muslim populations by country:

http://www.pewforum.org/Mapping-the-Global-Muslim-Population.aspx

The following link contains some predictions on future predicted patterns for the growth of the worldwide Muslim population:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/28/muslim-population-country-projection-2030#data

Muslimah (Female Muslim) response to FEMEN

A militant feminist group from Ukraine called FEMEN have launched a campaign to get muslim women to expose their breasts publicly in protest against Islam:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/international-topless-jihad-day_n_3014943.html

The response has been nothing short of amazing, with muslim sisters from around the world taking pictures of themselves in hijabs or modest clothing, with messages directed at those who attack islam and islamic values. These pictures are all uploaded to the following facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/MuslimWomenAgainstFemen

Messages likes the following are being spread:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=508478302544054&set=exp.508478199210731.unitary&type=1&theater

And Muslim sisters have intellectually engaged in the media with articles articulating how people need to stop speaking on their behalf, how they believe in modesty, and how hijab is their choice:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/33203/why-i-as-a-muslim-woman-don-t-support-femen

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/454131/20130405/femen-muslim-women-protest-topless-jihad.htm

All in all a fantastic effort and counter campaign from our sisters and a great example of the correct way for the muslim community to respond to campaigns against our community. Lets move past the cave man death threats and screaming and shouting and follow the examples of our sisters who have run a fantastic, well organised and effective campaign that has sent a clear message to the world.

Here is a great article from a proud American Muslimah (Female Muslim) who spoke on how she doesnt want other people representing her:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laila-alawa/i-am-not-oppressed_b_3052001.html

Further reading on the topic of FEMEN and Muslim Womens responses:

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201304050033-0022659

http://www.loonwatch.com/2013/04/topless-jihad-vs-muslimah-pride/

My Blogs on Various Topics

Below is a list of all of my blogs on various topics that are important to me:

A blog that looks at how to live as a British Muslim: http://britishfiqh.wordpress.com/

A blog that compiles many conversion stories for new British Muslims: http://britishrevertstories.wordpress.com/

A blog that looks at the growth of Islam in non muslim countries around the world: http://dawaharoundtheworld.wordpress.com/

A blog that analyses the sects and movements from within the Muslim community in the UK and try to educate new or confused British Muslims on these issues: http://islamicsectsandmovementsinbritain.wordpress.com/

A blog that looks at the development of Somaliland. We all would love to save the world, but I have realised that it is better to focus on a few places and have a larger impact with your resources. As my wife is from Somaliland, I intend inshAllah to invest some of my time and money and effort in helping Somaliland grow and develop inshAllah: http://rebuildingsomaliland.wordpress.com/

A blog that invites people to join the British Muslim community if they are interested and also provides some intellectual responses to niggling questions that may prevent them from joining our community: http://jointhebritishmuslimcommunity.wordpress.com/

A blog that looks at celebrities who converted to Islam: http://celebritymuslimconverts.wordpress.com/

A blog on unity and cooperation between British Christians and Muslims: http://britishmuslimsandchristiansunite.wordpress.com/