The concern in the 2003 article focused on the fact that
The recent survey shows that while Christianity remains the dominant religion in the U.K. at over 50%, more than half the population if over the age of 50 and, for the first time, less than half the people under 25 consider themselves Christians.
Meanwhile, the Muslim population in
Such a change could be a serious concern. When Islam becomes the dominant power in a society, Sharia law oftens follows and non-Muslims may be relegated to dhimmitude which means they are subjects of the Islamic state.
Already there are problems with Muslims taking to the streets of
The overall population of
Such statistics do not tell the entire story, however. The decreasing number of native British Christians is alarmingly higher than first thought due to an increase of Christian immigrants which skewed the data.
In addition, Christians had the oldest age profile in 2011 while Muslims had the youngest among all primary religious groups. Almost half of Muslims in
Another important factor in the study showed that Muslims are more diverse than Christians. More than 2/3rds of the British Muslim population comes from
The problem is further complicated by the fact that Muslims have the lowest level of economic activity in the
A professor of theology at
While the Christian population declines, the evidence seems to show that younger Muslims are more devoted to their faith than their parents. In 2011 the name Muhammad was by far the most popular boy’s name in
According to David Coleman, a demographics professor at
As Coleman put it, “The ethnic transformation implicit in current trends would be a major, unlooked for, and irreversible change in British society, unprecedented for at least a millennium.
Many observers believe the current trend is the result of unacceptable immigration policies. Others have opined for years that much of the problem is due to increasing secularization in British society.
Recent immigration problems in
Muslim extremists make no secret of the fact that their ultimate goal is to gain control over the non-Muslim world. Many Islamic analysts have warned of such consequences for decades.
In light of recent riots in Sweden and the current study in Great Britain, the question remains whether the alarm has been sounded or if is still being ignored.
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