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Why Has the Number of Muslims in the UK Risen So Much?

Source : Huffingtonpost / 18 Dec 2012

Figures from the 2011 census show that the Muslim population in the UK has substantially risen between 2001 and 2011 from 1.5 million to almost 3 million. This now takes the proportion of Muslims from 2% of the population to 5%. In some towns, Muslims make up almost 50% of the population, and in large cities like London and Manchester they make up around 14% of the population. But why has the number of Muslims risen so much and what are the implications?

 

Vote 2012: 'Alienated' Muslims urged to use right to vote

By Navtej Johal | BBC | 1 May 2012

A lot of Muslims "feel alienated from the political process", according to the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

 

Britain's Guantánamo survivors are suffering a toxic legacy

The Observer

After years of imprisonment, victims of America's 'icon of lawlessness' were released without charge, but their lives have been shattered.

 

Journey to the heart of Islam under spotlight at Britain’s Haj exhibition

By ROGER HARRISON / Arabnews / 13 Nov 2011

The British Museum in London is to mount the first major exhibition dedicated to the Haj.

“Haj: Journey to the Heart of Islam” will open Jan. 26 and run until April 15, 2012. Venetia Porter, curator of the museum’s Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Department, said the exhibition would examine the significance of Haj as one of the five pillars of Islam, exploring its importance for Muslims and looking at how this spiritual journey has evolved throughout history.

 

Polygamy boom amongst British Muslims

A GROWING number of young British Muslims are taking second or third wives in an unexpected revival of polygamy, according to religious leaders.

The new wave of polygamy is revealed in a special report by the BBC Asian Network using findings from the Islamic Sharia Council.

The council, which provides legal advice and guidance to Muslims, said it was receiving an unprecedented number of inquiries about polygamous marriages.

 
 

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