Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time as the numbers of Christians continues to decline

Source: Daily Mail

  • Estimates said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country
  • According to the ONS assessment, Christians continue to decline in number
  • The scale of the Jewish and Buddhist shares of the population remained stable 

The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall.

They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country – while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline.

The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a research project to try for the first time to make regular assessments of the size of different ethnic and religious groups.

Until now religious and ethnic minority populations could be gauged only once a decade using the results of the full-scale ten-yearly national census.

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16 replies

  1. When Muslim feel strong they want to create Khalifah or a small Islamic state that Syariah law can be implemented.

    Will Ahmafiyyah support that idea ?

    With love ❤️

    • The bigger problem is the nut jobs like Hizb ut Tahrir, or Salafists like the Muslim Council of Britain. Their mistreatment of fellow Muslims who do not share their views is appalling.

  2. When a Islamic senator from Ahmadiyyah win election, does Ahmadiyyah senator promote such as:

    Halal food in schools. Islamic schools, Islamic Bank, Islamic insurance.Islamic apartment, Islamic restaurant. Islamic hospital, Islamic grocery. etc etc
    .
    With love

  3. Is that increase of Muslims in England supposed to be a good or not so good thing? Surely it depends on which side of the fence you’re standing. Most natives of England may now be secular rather than religious, but they do still identify with a Christian heritage. Why are you so keen to change that? Small numbers of others are fine, but we don’t want a Muslim majority, which seems to be the intention. Why?

    • How can we even start talking of a Muslim Majority when the number of Muslims have not yet reached 6 per cent?

      • Muslims may not yet make up a majority, but they are rapidly expanding, and I am aware that it is the ambition of certain Muslims to convert the world. ‘ Germany is considered The gateway to Europe and beyond.’. “God Almighty desires to draw all those who live in various habitations of the world, be it Europe or Asia, and who have virtuous nature, to the Unity of God and unite His servants under one faith. This indeed is the purpose of God for which I have been sent to the world.”. There are other quotes.

  4. Those who think that God wants to unite the world under one faith ( Islam ) is wrong absolutely.

    God wants people live in peace with different faith. If God really want to unite people under one faith, no problem at for God. God can do it easily. But God do not want to.

    Let us live in peace, harmony and happiness with redoect each other.

    With love ❤️

  5. Nobody knows what God wants, there are just interpretations by people who think they know. Common sense tells us that the main thing is to try to live in peace and harmony, fundamentally in a secular world, and that people can follow their belief, whatever that may be, in peace. At the moment that is not the case. Tribal warfare, along with greed for control of land and resources has always gone on and still does. On the other hand, a large influx of people from other parts of the world bringing their belief and culture is not going to make for harmony. Immigration control is essential.

    • for the large part immigrants with different faith are no problem at all. The old live their faith (or leave it) and the new live their faith. Practically no one is ‘forcing’ the other to change, Yes, we should continuously encourage each other to respect each other and to let live. I live (ok, partly) in Switzerland and see no problem.

  6. Rafiq. Perhaps Switzerland doesn’t have such a large foreign population. But come to the UK, and there are whole areas where only Asians/Muslims live, even road signs are written in their language, and non-Muslims are not welcome. They’ve created their own domain. They don’t want to assimilate. Many don’t speak the language, and dress as if they were still living in the mountain villages from where they originate. Of course, there are also educated and modern minded Muslims, and they tend to move to other areas, rather than stay in their own communities. You are married to a Muslim/s, and perhaps there are not many others where you live, so it’s not so obvious. But I’m sure that even in Switzerland the natives are worried about the many newcomers and the future. And that applies to most of the countries in Europe and Scandinavia.

    • Muslims in Switzerland are also around 5 something percent. Many came from ex Yugoslavia. When the Kosovo crises happened in 1999 the Swiss population responded with large donations, because sort of every one knew some one from Kosovo and thought they are nice people. (which incidentally paid my salary for 3 years when I worked in Kosovo for Caritas Switzerland to rebuild 3000 houses). But, yes, UK is a bit different. Anyway, let them be, if they want to dress in their olden ways, let them.

  7. Rafiq. You miss the point. It’s not about clothes alone, but about the very different culture and numbers. There are too many. I live in London, and over the past 50 years we have become more mixed. Of course, it was a new experience at the beginning, and many Englanders were very concerned to see their neighbourhoods change. Today in my locality there are people from all around the world, from Ghana, Nigeria, the Caribbean, India, China, Pakistan and Germany (my husband and me), Ireland, Argentina, and England. There are also people from various European countries. So a big mix. There seems to be no problem, as all are assimilated and have acceptable standards, and I get on with them all. But I would not like to live in a street inhabited by only one of the above. This is England, after all, and I like to feel that this where I live, not in Ghana or Nigeria, or Pakistan (who make up the largest proportion of newcomers, although there are not many in our locality), or even Germany. And I love when the Nigerians and Ghanaians dress up in their beautiful national costumes for special events, that is a scene worth seeing, but they dress in normal modern dress at other times. Having said that, I am aware that there are also modern women in the Muslim world, I see them on Pakistani TV, and many young people who come or live here also adapt, but then there are those who do not, and live in close communities. Again, this is England! The same applies to Germany and any other European and Scandinavian country. You have to see it from the native’s perspective.

    • and on festivals in the olden days we only got bbq sausages, then came chicken. Now we have Vietnamese spring rolls, Indian/Pakistani Samosas, Tibetan something or the other, Greek Feta cheese, Peruvian this and that, Argentinian Beef burgers etc. Most natives appreciate the diversity.

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