On top 500 list, US Muslim presence continues to dominate

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The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Photo courtesy of the Muslim500

Photo courtesy of The Muslim 500

The Muslim 500: The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Photo courtesy of the Muslim500

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(RNS) Since at least 2012, the U.S. has outpaced nations with a far larger Muslim population, netting at least 40 notable people of influence on the “The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims.”

  • BartholomewB

    Your hyperlink in the first paragraph isn’t working. It links to a different news story, not the 500 list.

  • Bernardo,

    There is nothing rational about your prejudice and your bigotry. Bin Laden does not = all Muslims.
    Lumping Muslims together as if they are all the same would be like saying all people named ‘Bernardo’ are rapists and murderers. It is foolish and untrue.

    There is nothing bigoted about arguing against the idea of Islam – it is as untrue and as wrong as all other religions. But to claim all Muslims are the same is bigotry.

  • Bernardo

    Max you fail to realize that all Muslims follow the literal word of the koran. If they did not, they would be considered infidels and subject to torture and/or death.

    A sampling of passages all good Muslims to include Bin Laden, ISIS and the 500 “elite” Muslims follow:

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”