Thursday, October 8, 2009

The World Muslim Population

- 23% of the population, according to a Pew Research Study.

The Sunni Muslims are predominant - 87-90% - with predominantly Shi'a concentration - 68-80% - in Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq.

More than 300 million Muslims, or one-fifth of the world's Muslim population, live in countries where Islam is not the majority religion. These minority Muslim populations are often quite large. India, for example, has the third-largest population of Muslims worldwide. China has more Muslims than Syria, while Russia is home to more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined.

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