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Subhanallah ... British Muslims Increased 74 Percent Since 2001
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 17:23 GMT
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON-An increasing number of Muslim communities in countries of the European continent. Even in the last decade, major changes seen in the UK. From the population census conducted since 2001, the number of Muslims in the country is Queen Elizabeth rose about 74 percent.
Reporting from telegraph.co.uk, The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimates that up to now there are about 2.869 million Muslims in Britain or 4.6 percent of the total population. This figure jumped away from the 2001 census recorded only ada1.647.000 Muslims in the country.
However, that amount when compared with Muslims around the plains of Europe is still relatively small. Even Britain was in third position after Germany reported that there were 4.119 million Muslims (5 percent). Followed by France which has a Muslim population of 3.574 million.
In terms of percentage, the British position is at number nine after Belgium (6 percent), France, Austria, and Switzerland (5.7 percent), Netherlands (5.5 percent), Germany (5 percent), Sweden (4.9 percent ) and Greece (4.7 percent). Overall, the Muslim citizens of Britain there are about 16.8 percent of the entire population of Western Europe.
The growth of these Muslims, according to the UK Labour Force Survey because the birth rate and the number of British Muslims migrating huge to various regions in Europe. This survey also examined The Times newspaper in Britain conducted by the Labor Force Survey, the Muslim population in Britain increased by 500 thousand within a period of four years. The growth of Muslims in the 2004-2008 period, according to data from the UK statistical office, is 10-fold when compared with other religions.
Thus, Islam phobia may be increased in Europe, but it continues to multiply the number of converts. Subhanallah!
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