No wonder that is followed by this idiocy:
ATLF> The population of Christians in the wider Middle East has expanded by 470% since 1900 (more than the population growth of the United States in the same period), yet in the former Palestine (handed over to the Zionist project) we see a decline of 92%.
Given his epic inability to correctly calculate population growth (having previously made 2 different errors in 2 attempts) and history of fudging numbers (e.g. portraying the massive population growth in the last quarter of the 19th century as having taken place throughout the century - his own expert sources disagreeing with his invented numbers), one would be wise to doubt the figures.
ATLF> [Fails to provide the raw figures, let alone sources - again]
Regardless, his claim is based on multiple tricks. For example, the nearly 50% decline in eastern Jerusalem's Christian population between 1949-1967 he attempts to attribute to the "Zionist project", yet it was then under Arab/Muslim rule.
Despite the "Zionist project", the Arab Muslim population of Jerusalem has grown from 31,000 in 1946 to over 230,000 (nearly 800%!)
Get it? He's boasting about an alleged 470% population growth over 115 years when there's been nearly 2x that growth in nearly half the time amongst Jerusalem Arab Muslims! (Then he misdirects with a comparison to US population growth. LOL.)
ATLF> thinks that by calculating the growth rate of another ethnic group representing a fraction of the overall population, he disproves the facts.
ROTFL. This coming from the person who sought to "prove" his "fact" by comparing growth rates to a completely different ethnic group on the other side of the world?!
Arab Muslims aren't "a fraction" but the vast majority of that population.
Did he really mean to say that Christian Arabs in Jerusalem are a different "ethnic group" from Muslim Arabs in Jerusalem?!
ATLF> The Palestinian Muslim population, which has grown at an even faster rate than the Christian population in the wider Middle East, during this period ["1900-2010"] declined by about 50%
ROTFL. His favorite (selective) source, McCarthy, puts the total Arab population in 1893 at 553,000 and 20 years later at 738,000. Let's estimate that as 600,000 in 1900. Of which 20% was Christian (according to him) so we're down to ~480,000 in 1900.
If the population declined by 50%, then in 2010 there would be only ~240,000 "Palestinian Muslims". Just in Israel, there were about 5x that many. In the WB&G, there are 17x as many.
From 1900 to 2010, the "Palestinian Muslim population" has grown from 480,000 to over 5 million. That's more than 1000% growth, not 50% decline.
Just. How. Stupid. Is. This. Troll?!
ATLF> McCarthy is considered the authoritative source, and he offers estimations for 1900
Which misses the point, of course. According to your source, the Arab population was 564,000 in 1900, of which some 462,500 were Muslims. That's not significantly different from my estimate of 480,000.
The rest of the math barely changes. While the brain dead troll claims a 50% decline in population (meaning it would be 231,250 in 2010), it's around 1.2 million - still roughly 5x higher than he claims (and growth, not decline). From the river to the sea there are more than 5 million, still about 17x more than his "decline" percentage. And still around 1000% growth.
ATLF> pretends the discussion is about absolute as opposed to proportional rates of growth, hence his retarded attempt to make hay out of "1000%"
Yes, he really is that challenged when it comes to math.
But it's really worse than that, it's just another pouncer pathological lie.
The "discussion" began with his "470%" (unsupported absolute figure) which he compared (that doesn't make it a "proportional rate of growth", duh) to another number. So why not also compare it to 1000%?
To wit, if the Muslim Arab population grew by 1000% between 1900 and 2010, and if the Christian population "in the wider Middle East" during the same time was only 470% (he claims), then it sounds like Christians have much more problems "in the wider Middle East" than Arabs have in Israel.
Outside of Israel, where "in the wider Middle East" has there been Christian population growth in the last 50 years?
ATFL> [flees, again]