Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

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Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby chi chi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:18 am

http://www.islamicbulletin.org/newslett ... /peru.aspx

Islam is the most popular and most growing religión in the world.

In Europe and the US a record number of people are converting to Islam after 9/11.

http://www.sultan.org/articles/convert.html

http://myfellowamerican.us/stories/amer ... islam.html


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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby captcosmic » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:04 am

chi chi wrote:http://www.islamicbulletin.org/newsletters/issue_14/peru.aspx

Islam is the most popular and most growing religión in the world.

In Europe and the US a record number of people are converting to Islam after 9/11.

http://www.sultan.org/articles/convert.html

http://myfellowamerican.us/stories/amer ... islam.html



A quote from Wikipedia:

"The statistics for Islam in Peru estimate a total Muslim population of 5,000, largely based in the capital of Lima, Peru; a number which has remained static since 1980."
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby sbaustin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:03 am

Chichi's article states there are 400 Muslims in Lima. With a population of about 8.5 million, that represents 0.0047% of the population.
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby chi chi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:26 am

sbaustin wrote:Chichi's article states there are 400 Muslims in Lima. With a population of about 8.5 million, that represents 0.0047% of the population.


I think there are much more tan 400 Muslims in Peru and the amount is growing too.

If there were only 400 Muslims then there won't be so many organisations for them:
http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayer ... untry=peru

Only in Tacna there are at least 500 Pakistaní Muslims.

Prayers are both in Spanish and Arabic so it sounds that Peruvians converted to Islam as well.
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby sbaustin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:01 pm

chi chi, the 400 number is from your article and is not something I made up based on a feeling. Even if it is 2000 it doesn't move the needle very much in favor of the idea that the country is becoming Muslim.

Diversity is great and hopefully Perú does get more representation from other religions besides Catholicism.
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby captcosmic » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:04 pm

chi chi wrote:
sbaustin wrote:Chichi's article states there are 400 Muslims in Lima. With a population of about 8.5 million, that represents 0.0047% of the population.


I think there are much more tan 400 Muslims in Peru and the amount is growing too.

If there were only 400 Muslims then there won't be so many organisations for them:
http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayer ... untry=peru

Only in Tacna there are at least 500 Pakistaní Muslims.

Prayers are both in Spanish and Arabic so it sounds that Peruvians converted to Islam as well.


Come on, you can find some kind of data to back up your "I think there are much more" comment can't you? like the earlier post stated, the article YOU posted said there were only 400. Wikipedia said there are around 5000 and steady. I would love to see where your facts are coming from. I could probably find more Mormons riding bicycle with their ties on than I could Muslims in Lima!

And that website lists only 10 organizations and just two Muslim businesses! Does that count as "so many?" Some of them, I imagine are just prayer groups. A quick going over the orgs and groups, some of them have not been updated in over ten years and have no information about them! And there are NO schools at all in Peru for the multitude of Muslims that are moving/converting in Peru!. Unless you can convince me otherwise with sound data, I hardly think Peru is going over to Islam.

I think you have a pretty thin hypothesis with no real substantiated information to back you up!
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby teamoperu » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:17 pm

Of course, I could put forward the hypothesis that some people post about Muslims in Peru, or anything really, just as a set up to find someone who will bite... just so they can argue with them. What are the odds of this hypothesis being correct? I guess we'll see.
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Re: Is Peru becoming a Muslim country?

Postby chi chi » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:56 pm

teamoperu wrote:Of course, I could put forward the hypothesis that some people post about Muslims in Peru, or anything really, just as a set up to find someone who will bite... just so they can argue with them. What are the odds of this hypothesis being correct? I guess we'll see.


Islam is spreading rapidly worlwide. There are more minarettes in Switserland than churches. In the UK, Islam is becoming the strongest religión.

In the US, a record number of US citizens is converting to Islam.
There are allready more Muslims than Jews in the US.

In Brasil and Colombia, Islam is very succesfull.

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