Growth of Muslim Populations in Europe Map


Originally posted on TIME:

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The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have brought new attention to the small number of European Muslims who turn to violent extremism. Fears center around the number of Europeans who have fought in Iraq and Syria and could return to the continent. Amid tensions over terrorism and intolerance in France, the Muslim population there is projected to grow steadily in the coming years in comparison to non-Muslim populations and in many other European counties. Demographic changes, including lower birthrates for non-Muslim Europeans, are contributing to the changing face of Europe’s religious and ethnic make-up. The above map shows historical data and projections for the growth of Muslim populations in Europe in 2030.

Methodology
Population estimates from Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project. According to the methodology in the organization’s report, the 1990 figure for France and several other countries maybe be artificially low. Estimates for the number…

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The Continued Growth of Pentecostalism


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the continued growth of Pentecostalism.

For more visit:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2014/november/why-are-pentecostals-growing.html

Growth in Christian Persecution Worldwide


The link below is to an article reporting on the growth of persecution around the world.

For more visit:
http://www.commdiginews.com/world-news/worldwide-christian-persecution-is-increasing-and-is-largely-ignored-21687/

The need for speed: Why broadband network upgrades are critical to economic growth


Originally posted on Gigaom:

Much like the debate over whether raising the US federal debt ceiling is the right choice for the country, the networking industry all too regularly engages in a debate about whether the need for faster data connections is real. The significant role of broadband as an economic driver deserves to be elevated to a similar level of attention as progress and innovation are stifled when network capacity is constrained, which doesn’t bode well for consumers, businesses, research communities and the economy on the whole.

High-speed, high-capacity networks are critical to our future because they power the world’s Internet and digital economy. For the most part, networks based on 100G technology have become mainstream to address current demands – and this represents a giant leap forward from traditional network architectures and scale. However, it won’t be long before we need to go beyond 100G and even 400G and start to build…

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China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the growth in churches in China despite the government’s persecution.

For more visit:
http://www.theway.co.uk/news-9256-chinas-churches-increase-despite-government-persecuted

Australia: Liberals Have No Online Vision


The link below is to an article I just have to link to – it looks at the lack of vision in the Liberal Party for online growth in Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/04/coalition-nbn-policy-short-term-savings-but-no-long-term-vision/

Persecution of Christians Growing


The link below is to an article that reports on the growth in the persecution of Christians worldwide.

For more visit:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/19145247-452/persecution-of-christians-grows.html