Islam in our World

A brief introduction

Population of Canada
37.06 million and growing 1

As of May, 2016, over 27,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada.2

Muslims in
Canada: 4.57%

This makes Islam Canada’s 2nd
largest religion after Christianity

Many Muslims feel unwelcome in North America

"While many Muslims express wariness and anxiety about aspects of their lives in the United States, Muslim women tend to be more pessimistic about their place in U.S. society than Muslim men."

-Pew Forum

83% of Muslim women in the US say that there is a lot of discrimination against Muslims in the US 4

26% of Muslim women have been called offensive names in the US in the past 12 months 4

6% of Muslim women have been physically threatened or attacked in the past 12 months 4 

What do Muslims believe about democracy?

Majorities in five of the six nations polled (Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Jordan) believe democracy is the best form of government. Moreover, there is a strong desire in these nations for specific democratic rights and institutions, such as competitive multi-party elections and freedom of speech.

-Pew Global

Muslim Views of ISIS overwhelmingly negative

There are many diverse expressions of Islam, and though some Muslims believe in jihad, the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving. Muslims in the countries below were asked their opinion of ISIS.4

Unfavorable 100%
Unfavorable 97%
Unfavorable 94%
Unfavorable 79%
Unfavorable 73%
By 2050 60% of the world’s population will be Muslim or Christian. We must learn to live together in peace or we will destroy each other.
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No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.

Nelson Mandela

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength and all your mind. And your neighbor as yourself.