"A small, poor population necessarily puts a severe limit upon how much power a ruler can exert abroad. In the Sixties, people everywhere worried about population control. That included the Islamic World. The Rabat First Islamic Conference on Family Planning in 1972 ruled that save for abortion and sterilization, modern birth control techniques are not contrary to Islamic Law."
Read it all here: http://solomon2.blogspot.com/2005/06/beyond-iraq-in-global-war-on-terror.html