1Sahil B = ""Muslims constitute the world's second largest
religious group. According to a 2010 study and released January 2011, Islam has
1.57 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population. Most
Muslims are of two denominations: Sunni (75–90%) or Shia (10–20%). Ahmadis
represent about 1% of the Muslim population"Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country"
2Sahil B = ""Another, even more fundamental reason for the underlying inner affinity of the two civilisations is to be found in the shared point of origin of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. All are linked to a common ancestor — Abraham — whose mythical presence has survived in the citadel of Aleppo. Islam, the most recent of the three revelations, has always acknowledged and confirmed the older religious traditions and has also provided, through its various regional cultures, successful models for religious and ethnic coexistence."– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV,(Preface to Stefano Bianc, Syria, Medieval Citadels Between East and West’, May 2007)"