What about the contention that Islam is the religion of the world’s brown and black people? Well, the major continental areas where such live are Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin American (all of South and Central America to include Mexico). There are about 250 million Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa (based on World Bank and Pew data) and 563 million Christians in Latin America (combining Wikipedia info on t he region and on religion there ). That means at least 813 million of the global Christian population of billion are “black” or brown.” What about Islam? Muslims number about 240 million in Sub-Saharan Africa (so says Pew ) but only perhaps 3 million in Latin America (according to analysis of US State Department data ). That means in the two continents usually held up as the “darkest” parts of the Global South, Christians outnumber Muslims at over 3:1.