Islam is the fast growing religion
I will be arguing the Con side of this debate. There are five total rounds and each argument shall be 9000 characters long (maximum).
1st Round: Acceptance
2nd Round: Main ideas
3rd Round: Rebuttals and final arguemtns.
4th Round: Rebuttuals and a conclusion.
Good luck Pro.
I thank you for making this debate, in this debate I will establish that Islam is indeed a fast(or fastest??) growing religion.
Note: In the title you have meant that 'Islam is the fastest growing religion' right? or "Islam is a fast growing religion"?
Growing: ": to become larger : to increase in size, amount, etc."
Islam: Is one of the worlds major religions and the adherents are called Muslims.
Hi Pro. Thanks for accepting this debate. To clear up the confusion, I meant that Islam is increasing in numbers and will soon become the religion with the most population. I look forward of an enjoyable debate with you.
One very popular online myth and urban legend is that of Islam being the fastest growing religion in the world.
With Islam it seems to be – if you repeat a lie enough times it will be believed.
Another notable examples of this:
Neil Armstrong – first man to walk on the moon.
Some years ago, some Muslims wishing to gain converts created another story for proselytization purposes. One of them includes Neil Armstrong. The myth as propagated by scores of Islamic websites is that while on the moon Neil and others heard the Islamic call to prayer. While visiting Egypt he again heard this same call to prayer and immediately converted to Islam saying that it was the same call to prayer he heard on the moon. (Another myth goes that he also saw the Qur’an floating around on the moon).
To back up this ‘creative truth’ Muslims have also invented fake transcripts and countless other documents including fake references to Neil’s biography. However, the facts of the matter according to Neil Armstrong himself:
1) He did not hear the call to prayer on the moon
2) He did not convert to Islam
He makes reference to this countless times and the US State Department also released a memo to embassies worldwide informing them that Neil was not interested in hosting or being a guest to Islamic events and that he has not nor has intentions of converting to Islam.
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. I found a very good article explaining why Islam is not the fastest growing religion in the world:
From the statistics available we can cleary see that the fastest growing religion in the world in real terms is Christianity. Where Islam gains 23 Million new adherents annually, Christianity gained 30 Million new adherents in that same period. Thus, Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world.
In terms of the question of gaining the most religions by conversions, again that title goes to Christianity. By converisons from other religions, Christianity tends to be the most effective by a long shot with over 2 Million conversions followed by the 800,000 conversions recorded by Islam in that period.
Another interesting part of the article is the systematic destruction of some fake sources used by Muslims to claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.
1. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.FALSE
Islam is neither the fastest growing religion in the world by precentage growth or real person growth.
2. Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the world.FALSE
Although Buddhism is emerging in the Western world it is not the fastest growing religion in the world.
3. The world is converting to Islam faster than any other religion.FALSE
In terms of conversions Islam performs very poorly. The growth of Islam is attributed to higher birth rates in areas where it is dominant.
4. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world.TRUE
By real term growth, Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world.
Misleading Sources Explained
Currently, many Muslim websites spread the claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. These websites usually provide no explanation to these claims or occasioanlly provide loose and unveriifiable media quotes.
1. CNN Wolrd News Article:“Fast-growing Islam winning converts in Western world“
This source provides no statistical evidence to the claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The only allusion to the claim is “The second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam is also the fastest-growing religion.” However, the data proves this claim to be wrong and as a media quote it holds no evidential weight.
2. ABC NEWS Quote
As the quote and citation appears on various sites: “Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion”. [ABCNEWS, Abcnews.com]
No such quote exists today on the abcnews.com website.
3. 60 Minutes Quote
As the quote appears and is cited: “The Religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world.” [MIKE WALLACE, 60 MINUTES]
No evidence is provided to support the claim and it is merely a media quote. Again, no reason for this quote to be taken seriously in determining the fastest growing religion.
4. Islamicweb.com estimated that in 2000 there would be 1.9Billion Muslims in the world
False claims like this are one of the reasons why Islam is believed to be the fastest growing religion in the world. The facts of the matter is that the most liberal estimated of the amount of Muslims in 2000 was 1.1-1.2 Billion. Today the world population of Muslims is only at 1.3 Billion.
5. Arabnews article: Islam ‘ fastest growing faith in Australia (Appearing on islamawareness.net)
Although the article is named and used to claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in Australia, the article itself paints no such picture. The article states that, “Today, Islam is one of the fastest growing faiths in Australia” and makes no claim to it being the fastest growing religion in Australia. Although statistics are provided they do not lead to the conclusion that Islam is the fastest growing religion in Australia as the title claims.
6. ABC Transcript: “Fastest-Growing Religion Often Misunderstood” (Appearing on islamawareness.net)
This article never states that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world nor does it provide evidence alluding to such a claim.
7. People’s Daily Online: OIC official: “Islam shows fastest growing religion on earth”
Other than a representative of Organization of Islamic Conference allegedly making the claim, a quote nor any proof is brought up.
" To clear up the confusion, I meant that Islam is increasing in numbers and will soon become the religion with the most population."
I think you should have put this in the title or in first round, anyways I will establish through my argument that Islam is indeed the fastest growing religion in the world, and will be the religion with the most population, through my first premise my second premise is going to be correct.
"With Islam it seems to be – if you repeat a lie enough times it will be believed."
I think people are smart and will not believe a hoax, if what you have said is true.
Con thinks by proving Niel Armstrong to be not a Muslim - I careless if he was or wasn't- that means Islam is not the fastest growing religion, and also means that Christianity is the fastest growing religion, which is obviously erroneous.
I will go straight into my arguments:
Guiness world records, quote, “Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion. In 1990, 935 million people were Muslims and this figure had escalated to around 1.2 billion by 2000, meaning that around one in five people follow Islam. Although the religion began in Arabia, by 2002 80% of all believers in Islam lived outside the Arab world. In the period 1990-2000, approximately 12.5 million more people converted to Islam than to Christianity” 
According to CNN:
“The second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam is also the fastest-growing religion. In the United States, for example, nearly 80 percent of the more than 1,200 mosques have been built in the past 12 years."
“Today Islam is the fastest growing religion”(Ed Sepernik) 
“Islam is the fastest growing religion all over the world”(Sherly Isaac) 
"There are over a billion Muslims in the world today, including 3 to 5 million in the U.S., making it the second most populous religion on earth after Christianity. According to some estimates, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world."(Peter Occhigrosso)
Hi Pro, sorry for the delay. I was extemely busy for the past few days. Anyways, lets begin:
At first sight, the contest should be a shut-out, leaving Christianity the clear winner. During the twentieth century, Christian numbers expanded mightily around the world, but especially in the Global South. According to the respected World Christian Database, since 1900 the number of African Christians has grown by an incredible 4,930 percent, and the growth in Latin America was 877 percent. The increase for particular denominations was even more startling. During the twentieth century, Africa's Catholic population grew from 1.9 million to 130 million -- an increase of 6,700 percent.
The total number of African believers of all shades soared, from just 10 million in 1900 to almost 500 million today, and (if projections are correct) to an astonishing billion by 2050. Put another way, the number of African Christians in 2050 will be almost twice as large as the total figure for all Christians alive anywhere in the globe back in 1900.
Relative size and growth of Islam to Christianity:
Before I'd go to my rebuttal I want to say that Con has proved from links and references in his argument that Islam is indeed the fastest growing religion in the world, which I will demonstrate later on.
"According to the respected World Christian Database"
How is this a valid source? and the source he got all the African estimates are from CBN(Christian broadcasting network), which do not provide any kind of reference to these estimates, not even tables, http://www.cbn.com...
They provide no references no nothing, how can you trust a source that does not even provide a table.
Introduction  was copied from islamexposed.webs.com/fastestgrowingreligion.htm
"Why will Muslims not quote real authoritative statistics from certified research groups who show Islam is not the fastest growing religion in 3/4’s of the worlds countries."
well I just did in my previous argument, I have showed seven references with a table, done by Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. Grim.
Con proving my resolution:
"There are over a billion Muslims in the world today, including 3 to 5 million in the U.S., making it the second most populous religion on earth after Christianity. According to some estimates, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world. (The Joy of Sects, Peter Occhigrosso, 1996, p394-397)"
And then puts this link in one of his references:
Which clearly shows that Islam is the fastest growing religion, by putting it number 1 after the Baha'i' faith.(Christianity is the sixth)
"It seems that Allah's little trick by making Judas appear like Jesus, so Jesus could escape crucifixion and Judas was crucified in his place, kind of backfired, since 31% of the world's population never learned Allah played a trick and really believes that Jesus not only died, but was raised from the dead! This should be most troubling for Muslims to think that "Allah's deception" (Qur'an 4:156) actually became the world's largest religion!"
How is this relevant?
Then you bring a table. that you provide no source for, not only you confirm my resolution, but you provide no references for your vital arguments.
I extend my arguments.
Why vote Pro:
1)I have brought valid sources from scholars to researchers, and referenced my vital arguments.
2)Con confirms what I have said as I have shown from before.
3)Con fails to rebutt my arguments and just keep spewing more.
4)Con shown bad conduct, as he insulted my God(which is his God also), and ridiculed Islam by making that Joke above.
-Sources should go to me.
-Arguments should go to me.
-Conduct should go to me.
-And he also plagriazed from a source that he did not show.
As I have shown above.
neoyuey forfeited this round.
Looks like Con forfieted, well VOTE PRO!