2019-03-28

There are 3.3 million Muslims living in the U.S. in 2015, making up 1 percent of the population, according to the Pew Research Center. And over the last two decades there has been an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants coming into the U.S. There are an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims in the world as of 2010. There were American Muslims who did not identify with a faith. "About one-in-five American Muslim adults were raised in a different faith or none at all," Pew found. Researchers also uncovered that those who were brought up in the Muslim faith, decided to leave the religion when they became older.

Qureshi and others continue to pave the way for others to follow Christ. We should not fear Islam. We should be praying to see more people accept Christ and hope that He will deliver those who are persecuted for being Christians. Additionally, this is not one-sided as we need to reach out to our Muslim neighbors in love, not hate. Yes, there is a legitimate threat against believers and our country, but not all Muslims want war, they want peace.