Britain’s Muslim population rises 75 per cent – Report

David Cameron

The Muslim Council of Britain said in a report on Thursday in London that the number of Muslims in England and Wales nearly doubled in a decade, bringing new challenges for the government and for British Muslim community.

It said a survey of census data showed the number of people identifying themselves as Muslims reached 2.71 million by 2011, up 75 per cent from 1.55 million in 2001.

According to the report, Muslims now make up 4.8 per cent of the population of England and Wales, with 8.1 per cent of school-age children.

“The ageing means the relatively young Muslim population is “increasingly shifting from school age towards young and middle-aged adults.

“The percentage of Muslim children of school age remains “very high” in some inner city areas,” it said.

It said there were many stakeholders rightly concerned with the well-being and educational potential of Muslims and BME (black and minority ethnic) youth.

The report, however, stressed the need to address issues such as underachievement, low teacher expectations, high rates of student exclusions, racism and Islamophobia, lack of role models and levels of parental involvement.

(dpa/NAN)


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  • amazing2012

    Despite hate and black mail, Islam keep growing !!!

    • Dele

      Hahaha..As it grows, terror and bombing will grow too!
      Who hates islam? Who is blackmailing islam???
      Is it not those engaged in terrorism and giving the religion a bad name??
      When the terror starts, you are the same person that will start looking for whom to blame.. instead of looking inwards.
      You blame GEJ for the one in Naija, Pls tell us Aboki, who do you blame for the one worldwide..pakistan, Iraq, ISIS, Afghanistan, etc etc???
      Please answer mallam!

      • amazing2012

        Google Hilary Clinton called confession on Alqaida.
        Who proliperate arms ?Christians !
        Who destroy the global economy? Christians !
        Who train Usama? Christians !
        Who are lords rsistance army ?christians !
        Who went to South Africa to buy arms for Boko ? Christians !
        Who drop supplies to Boko with helicopter ? Christians!
        Who are illuminaties ? Christians !
        Who stated 1st & 2nd world war ? Christians !
        Why is Christianity is declining ? It’s false !

        • Ade

          Anybody that is not a Muslim is a christian? Your mumuness doesn’t have part 2. You forget to add that Christians trained prophet muhammad to kill, rape, destroy and steal. As a matter of fact Christians asked him to marry under age girl. Rubbish

          • Yusuff

            Ade should school himself more. He needs to learn and find his way out of the pit of ignorance.

          • Ade

            Ignorance is saying ISIS, taliban, Boko Haram are not Islamic or using quaran ideology which was practised by prophet muhammad himself. Is time Muslims accept responsibility of their history and what the terrorists are doing.

          • blueeyedkitten

            i should take responsibility for what those retards are doing simply because they claim to be muslims? why don’t you take responsibility for the “church-for-business” activities of most of your pastors? how about all the pedophile priests scattered all over the vatican? are you responsible for their actions?

          • Ade

            Christians condemn such actions and if they are caught they will be excommunicated. When will sultan excommunicate Boko Haram and fulani herdsmen members? He is their patron so he can’t do it

          • blueeyedkitten

            am really wasting my time talking to you. is it what is in the public knowledge you’re claiming not to know about? who want to catch who? and who want to excommunicate who? so you don’t know all that is happening in your churches? you should be ashamed of yourself, because you have nothing to proof.

          • Dominic Price

            What about Pastor Ayo Orsitese Jafo #DaPig ???

            We all know CAN & GEJ are the once who sponsor BOKO HARAM!

            Western countries are the once sponsoring ISIS & ALQAIDA…

            You see ISLAM is the Religion of GOD and HE promise to take is ISLAM by HIS hand. No matter what you PEGANS can do to ISLAM shall continue grow as GOD HIMSELF promises in HOLY QUR’AN…

            Do yo witness what happen between PDP & APC in Nigeria? So, That’s what will happen between Chritianity and ISLAM… Yes! whether you like it or NOT!

            ISLAM is peace, Christians and Jews are the once trying to sabortace ISLAM but no matter what they do ISLAM is growing and keep gaining popularity!

            So, keep on hatting and ISLAM will keep growing like PDP & APC!

          • Ade

            When is Islam going to be peace? May be in the next 1 million years.

            Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
            Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
            Muslims living with Christians = Problem
            Muslims living with Jews = Problem
            Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
            Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
            Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
            Muslims living with Atheists = Problem

            MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

          • Dominic Price

            Bcos the’re PIGS like Pastor Ayo Oritse Jafo (CAN President) around that create lies and hypocracy to ISLAM that’s why

          • blueeyedkitten

            who’re they? pagans?

          • Ade

            If they shout Jesus is Lord when butchering people then they are Christians for sure, and if they shout allah-ku-kubar when killing people then they are Muslims for sure, and if neither shouted Jesus or allah, then they are killing for political or economical gains

          • blueeyedkitten

            call it whatever you like. all we know is that; all those guys are inherently christians regardless they proclaim it or not. and we respond this way, because you always make it look as though; muslims are the only bad guys(with blood on their hands) around. plus you cannot dispute the fact that; their(western countries) targets are often muslim dominated countries.

          • Ade

            Unfortunately the west are using your Islamic ideology to fight the Muslim countries, they don’t want history to repeat itself. Remember how ottoman empire tried to conquer Europe?

          • blueeyedkitten

            are you now admitting that: the west(christians mostly) is indeed fighting the muslim countries? why are they fighting the muslims? what wrong have they done to them?

          • wode

            Anybody can shout and write anything, anyway. Who shouts and what he shouts may not necessarily and candidly represent what he outwardly claim to be representing. That a fact.

      • Dominic Price

        We ALL KNOW ABOUT #CAN PRESIDENT RIGHT!

        I mean Pastor Ayo Orsitese Jafo #DaPig!

        We all know CAN & GEJ are the once who sponsor BOKO HARAM!

        Western countries are the once sponsoring ISIS & ALQAIDA…

        You
        see ISLAM is the Religion of GOD and HE promise to take is ISLAM by HIS
        hand. No matter what you PEGANS can do to ISLAM shall continue grow as
        GOD HIMSELF promises in HOLY QUR’AN…

        Do yo witness what happen
        between PDP & APC in Nigeria? So, That’s what will happen between
        Chritianity and ISLAM… Yes! whether you like it or NOT!

        ISLAM is
        peace, Christians and Jews are the once trying to sabortace ISLAM but
        no matter what they do ISLAM is growing and keep gaining popularity!

        So, keep on hatting and ISLAM will keep growing like PDP & APC!

  • Laz

    ‘hate and blackmail’? Typical aboki.
    Who does the ‘hate and blackmail’ when Sunnis and shiites kill each other in parts of the middle east?
    Stop blaming others for your problems, rather tell yur people to preach peace.

    • Dominic Price

      Why can’t you do something about it?
      Very soon all enemies of ISLAM will become history, like PDP!

  • Dominic Price

    ENEMIES OF ISLAM WILL ALL SOON PERISH LIKE PDP

    LOOK AT WHAT PDP DID TO NIGERIANS… SO THAT IS WHAT ENEMIES OF ISLAM ARE DOING

    BUT VERY SOON THE WORLD WILL REALISE THE TRUTH LIKE HOW NIGERIANS REALISE THEIR OWN.

    ENEMIES KEEP HATTING & ISLAM WILL CONTINUE GROWING! WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT… PEGANS!

    === CAN SPONSOR BOKO HARAM & US/ISRAEL SPONSOR ISIS & ALQAIDA ===