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The world’s top ten claim 1.04 billion

Contrary to popular belief, except Saudi Arabia, many countries of the Middle East are far behind a few others in numbers and do not even make the list of the top ten countries with the highest Muslim population. Even China has a higher Muslim population!

This explains why Muslims are perplexed and have not understood the current profiling and appalled by the ignorance of the West towards the diversity in Islam.

Following are extracts from official statistics as at December 2009.

Country

Number
of Muslims

Indonesia

202,867,000

Pakistan

174,082,000

Bangladesh

145,312,000

India

160,945,000

Egypt

78,513,000

Turkey

73,619,000

Nigeria

78,056,000

Iran

73,777,000

Saudi Arabia

24,949,000

China

21,667,000

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