Christianity in the middle east is characterized by the diversity of its beliefs and traditions compared to other parts of the old world christians now make up approximately 5 of the middle eastern population down from 20 in the early 20th century.
Span classnews_dtjan 27 2011spannbsp018332by 2030 the global population is set to reach over 8 billion and 264 of that population will be muslim a report by the pew forum on religion amp public life titled the future of the global muslim population projects that the number of muslims in the world is set to double from 11billion in 1990 to 22 billion in 2030.
More than 241 of the worlds population is muslim current estimates conclude that the number of muslims in the world is around 18 billion muslims are the majority in 49 countries they speak hundreds of languages and come from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
In fact the world seems to be on the brink of a global islamic uprising that will not only include the active militant movements that exist across africa and asia but may soon include outbursts of activity in europe and the americas its coming fast christians are being murdered around the world at a rate unprecedented in history.
Updated april 2 2015 1152 am et the worlds islamic population is growing so rapidly that by 2050 the number of muslims will be nearly equal to the number of christians across the planetpossibly for the first time in history.