by Nathan Rein
What the Western media say about Islam?
The Western media hardly say something in favor of Islam. When reporting anything about Islam, in comparison to any other religion, the Western media are faultfinder while they are excuse-finder when dealing with any other religion. However, the truth sometimes enforces the media to say something in favor of Islam. This article presents a dozen of the Western media sayings about Islam.
1. What ABC NEWS said about Islam?
“Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion.”
Also, Dan Rathers said in ABCNEWS “There are more Muslims in North America than Jews Now.”
2. What Sunday Times said about Islam?
The nation’s claim to be a Christian country is about to meet its first challenge: the number of practicing Muslims is set to overtake Anglican Christians….
There have also been a number of high-profile conversions to Islam from Christianity.
These include Mike Tyson, the former world champion boxer; Chris Eubank, the British middleweight boxing champion, who has changed his name to Hamdan; and Cat Stevens, the pop musician, who calls himself Yousef Islam….
Prince Charles courted controversy earlier this year when he reaffirmed his claim that when he succeeds the throne, he does not wish to be the defender of only the Christian faith.
Rajeev Syal and Christopher Morgan
3. What NEWSDAY said about Islam?
“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country.”
March 7, 1989, p.4
4. What NEW YORK TIMES said about Islam?
“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States…”
NEW YORK TIMES,
Feb 21, 1989, p.1
5. What USA TODAY said about Islam?
“Moslems are the world’s fastest-growing group…”
The population reference bureau,
Feb. 17, 1989, p.4A
6. What Encyclopedia Britannica said about Islam?
“Muhammad is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities.”
7. What US NEWS said about Islam?
“Five to 6 million strong, Muslims in America already outnumber Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Mormons, and they are more numerous than Quakers, Unitarians, Seventh-day Adventists, Mennonites, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists, combined.
Many demographers say Islam has overtaken Judaism as the country’s second-most commonly practiced religion; others say it is in the passing lane.”
8. What TIMES MAGAZINE said about Islam?
“Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America.” TIMES MAGAZINE
9. What CNN said about Islam?
“Islam continues to grow in America and no one can doubt that!”
December 15, 1995
10. What Los Angeles Times said about Islam?
“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people…”
Los Angeles Times,
May 31, 1996, p.3
11. What 60 Minutes TV News said about Islam?
“The religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world.”
12. What Knight-Ridder News Service said about Islam?
In Knight-Ridder News Service, ELSA C. ARNETT said:
“In fact, religion experts say Islam is the second-largest religion in the United States… Islam has 5 million to 6 million members, followed by Judaism, with approximately 4.5 million….. And Islam is believed to be fastest-growing religion in the country, with half its expansion coming from new immigrants and the other half from conversions.”
Co-Chief Editor, October Weekly magazine, Cairo, Egypt.
Member of the Egyptian Society of Save Children.
Member of the Egyptian Society of Tourism
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