Saturday, December 22, 2012
Islam Increasing, Christianity Declining in UK
Editor 1 - Saturday, 8 Safar 1434 AH / December 22, 2012 11:07 PMAccording to the latest census data released by the British government, every month hundreds of Britons convert to Islam, so that Islam is the fastest growing religion in England and Wales.From the census data, showed that the number of Christian population in the UK has decreased 11% (4.1 million) over the past decade, from 37.3 million people in 2001 to 33.2 million in 2011, while at the same amount Muslim population has increased by 80% (1.2 million), from 1.5 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2011, making this the religion of Islam as the second largest religion in the UK.
Moreover, some believe that the analysis of the actual number of British Muslims may be much more than that reported by the census data, because of the possibility of many Britons who declined to reveal they are Muslims.
Government authorities revealed that the increase in the number of converts happen in prison, it is because the sermon and advocacy by Muslims as well as the increasing dissatisfaction with Christianity.
In any case, all the indicators show growth of Muslims is very significant in the UK, while the number of Christians is declining, there are 18 thousand churches have been closed. Estimated increase in the number of Muslims in the UK will continue until 2021 and the number will jump to 10% of the total population. (Hr / Islam today)