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Growth of Islam in the United Kingdom

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The Middle East – a region of One Thousand and One Nights, but also a place of the religion of Islam, which has spread into many European countries over the past few decades. The United Kingdom is one of the countries, where the religion of Islam plays a major role. According to the census in 2011, 4.8 per cent of people living in The UK reported to be Muslims and what is more, nearly half of them were born there. The largest increase of this religion was in the age groups under 25. These figures reveal, that the religion of Islam is the second most widespread religion in the United Kingdom, right next to Christianity. In addition, the number of Christians has fallen down. The question that everybody needs to answer is whether to be worried about it or not. And what did former Libyan leader Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi say about the Muslim immigration to Europe?
“We have fifty million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe - without swords, without guns, without conquests. The fifty million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades. Europe is in a predicament, and so is America. They should agree to become Islamic in the course of time, or else declare war on the Muslims.”
Since the nineteenth century, the Islamic presence in Britain has expanded. Muslims were considered to be a cheap labour and this was profitable for Britain especially after World War II, when Britain needed to rebuild the economy. The majority of Muslims who came to Britain were Pakistani and even now the majority of Muslims who live in the United Kingdom are the Pakistani origin.

In the United Kingdom, there are over one thousand mosques, prayer rooms and community cen...

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...b Emirates and Yemen are Islamic and all of them punish converting from Islam with a death penalty. Therefore, citizens of Maldives have to be Muslims and any other religion is punished by a death penalty.
What would happen if Sharia courts in Britain were approved as an equivalent of Courts of the United Kingdom and gained power? Would such an extremism be possible even in Europe?
To sum up, the statistics speak for themselves and the Britain’s fear of becoming an Islamic state is definitely not far-fetched. There is no doubt that the number of the Muslims in The United Kingdom has increased at an alarming rate over the past few decades. There are some issues, which should not be ignored and should not be disregarded, for instance the Britain’s Sharia Courts. It is up to everybody if the culture our children inherit stays more or less the same or if it changes.
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