Upwards of 600 million Muslims worldwide support the death penalty for converts

In April 2013, the Pew Research Center released the findings of a major worldwide survey of Muslims.  The detailed results are startling.

We already know from my previous article that there is massive worldwide support for sharia law among the global Muslim community.  While this is clearly problematic for the West as it struggles over the topic of high rates of Muslim immigration, it is made even worse by the fact that substantial portions of the Muslims who favor sharia also say it should apply to all citizens – not just Muslims.  According to the Pew data, anywhere from 20 to 75 percent of the hundreds of millions of sharia law supporters within the global Muslim community believe that sharia should be the absolute law of the land.

When it comes to adultery, "at least half of Muslims who favor making sharia the law of the land also favor stoning unfaithful spouses."  Once again, this translates into hundreds of millions of Muslim supporters for the barbaric practice of stoning.  In countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Egypt, support is in the 80- to 90-percent range.

Honor killings also receive substantial levels of support among Muslims.  In Afghanistan and Iraq, 60 percent of Muslims believe that honor killings as punishment for pre- or extramarital sex are justifiable.  For all the countries surveyed, significant percentages (ranging from 16 to 78 percent) of Muslims were unwilling to state that honor killings are never justified if the female commits the offense.  In other words, anywhere from 16 to 78 percent of the Muslim population in these nations believes that honor killings are justifiable in at least some situations.

Conversion from Islam (aka religious freedom) is not taken lightly in the Muslim world.  The Pew survey asked Muslims who say sharia should be the law of the land whether or not converts should receive the death penalty.  Upwards of 86 percent said yes.

For all this survey data, it is fairly straightforward to convert the percentages favoring barbaric practices into actual numbers of Muslims.  This gives us a better handle of what the West is up against in the clash of civilizations (or, more accurately, World War III).

If we take the data from the graph above showing the percentage of Muslims who favor making sharia the law of the land and executing converts and then multiply it by the percentage of Muslims in each country that want to make sharia the law of the land, and then multiply the result by the number of Muslims in each country, we can get an estimate of the number of Muslims in these 19 countries and one territory (Palestine) who believe that converts should be executed.

In Pakistan alone, there are 114 million Muslims who favor the death penalty for converts.  Add in another 50 million each from Egypt and Bangladesh, 26 million in Indonesia, and so on.  Among these 20 regions harboring about 830 million Muslims, more than 300 million support the death penalty for converts.  With 1.6 billion Muslims in total worldwide, we can safely estimate that about 600 million Muslims globally are supporters of the death penalty for converts.

If we do the same type of math for the numbers of Muslims who support stoning for adultery and other honor killings, the enforcement of sharia law on non-Muslims, etc., the true scope of the threat that Western civilization is under becomes crystal-clear.

In April 2013, the Pew Research Center released the findings of a major worldwide survey of Muslims.  The detailed results are startling.

We already know from my previous article that there is massive worldwide support for sharia law among the global Muslim community.  While this is clearly problematic for the West as it struggles over the topic of high rates of Muslim immigration, it is made even worse by the fact that substantial portions of the Muslims who favor sharia also say it should apply to all citizens – not just Muslims.  According to the Pew data, anywhere from 20 to 75 percent of the hundreds of millions of sharia law supporters within the global Muslim community believe that sharia should be the absolute law of the land.

When it comes to adultery, "at least half of Muslims who favor making sharia the law of the land also favor stoning unfaithful spouses."  Once again, this translates into hundreds of millions of Muslim supporters for the barbaric practice of stoning.  In countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Egypt, support is in the 80- to 90-percent range.

Honor killings also receive substantial levels of support among Muslims.  In Afghanistan and Iraq, 60 percent of Muslims believe that honor killings as punishment for pre- or extramarital sex are justifiable.  For all the countries surveyed, significant percentages (ranging from 16 to 78 percent) of Muslims were unwilling to state that honor killings are never justified if the female commits the offense.  In other words, anywhere from 16 to 78 percent of the Muslim population in these nations believes that honor killings are justifiable in at least some situations.

Conversion from Islam (aka religious freedom) is not taken lightly in the Muslim world.  The Pew survey asked Muslims who say sharia should be the law of the land whether or not converts should receive the death penalty.  Upwards of 86 percent said yes.

For all this survey data, it is fairly straightforward to convert the percentages favoring barbaric practices into actual numbers of Muslims.  This gives us a better handle of what the West is up against in the clash of civilizations (or, more accurately, World War III).

If we take the data from the graph above showing the percentage of Muslims who favor making sharia the law of the land and executing converts and then multiply it by the percentage of Muslims in each country that want to make sharia the law of the land, and then multiply the result by the number of Muslims in each country, we can get an estimate of the number of Muslims in these 19 countries and one territory (Palestine) who believe that converts should be executed.

In Pakistan alone, there are 114 million Muslims who favor the death penalty for converts.  Add in another 50 million each from Egypt and Bangladesh, 26 million in Indonesia, and so on.  Among these 20 regions harboring about 830 million Muslims, more than 300 million support the death penalty for converts.  With 1.6 billion Muslims in total worldwide, we can safely estimate that about 600 million Muslims globally are supporters of the death penalty for converts.

If we do the same type of math for the numbers of Muslims who support stoning for adultery and other honor killings, the enforcement of sharia law on non-Muslims, etc., the true scope of the threat that Western civilization is under becomes crystal-clear.