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Islam to become world’s largest faith by 2070: research report

NEW YORK: Islam will become the world's largest religion in the next 60 years by overtaking Christianity, a research report said. Islam is the only faith growing faster than the global population with more than a third of the world's people predicted to be Muslims by the end of the century, US-based Pew Research Centre said in a report. Christianity is currently by far the world's largest faith, with 2.2 billion people, accounting for 31 per cent of all 6.9 billion people on Earth in 2010. There were an estimated…

Majority in Pakistan see extremism as serious threat: survey

WASHINGTON: A vast majority of people in Pakistan see religious extremism a serious threat to their country, a US think tank said in a survey report, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The Pew Research Centre, Washington in a survey report said that 66 per cent people in Pakistan see religious extremism as a serious threat to their country. The survey shows that bouts of violence, suicide bombings and fears of civil war in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa have increased concerns about religious extremism in countries…