London: Islam, despite being falsely propagated as a terror religion, is growing rapidly in the western countries which are normally Christian-populous countries. The United Kingdom is one of the best examples of this where Christians in big numbers are converting to be Muslims making Islam to be the fastest growing religion in the British state.
The dominance of Islam has been endorsed by the nationwide census conducted recently in the UK which has not only proved Islam to be the fastest growing religion but also the second biggest religion in the country.
One of the analyst said, “All indications are that a growing number of Britons who grew up in nominally Christian households are converting to Islam. This partially explains why the number of Muslims is increasing while the number of Christians is declining…this trend can be expected to continue.”
According to the census results, Muslims now make up 5 percent of the UK population. The current rates of growth indicates that the number of Muslims would double again by the time the next census is conducted in 2021, and would then make up 10 percent of the population.
During the same period, the Muslim population in England and Wales increased by 80 percent (1.2 million), from 1.5 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2011, making it the second-largest religion in Britain.
Many analysts believe that the true number of Muslims in Britain may be much higher than indicated by the census data. This is because the religion question was the only voluntary question on the 2011 Census and 7.2 percent of people did not answer the question.
The third-largest religion in England and Wales is Hinduism (817,000), followed by Sikhism (423,000), Buddhism (248,000) and Judaism (263,000), the Census report said.
As a proportion of the population as a whole (56.07 million people were counted in the census), the number of those describing themselves as Christian has dropped from 72 percent in 2001 to 59 percent in 2011. The number of Muslims has increased from 3 percent to 5 percent over a decade.
The census data shows that the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by 11 percent (4.1 million) during the past decade, from 37.3 million in 2001 to 33.2 million in 2011.
The census data clearly shows that Islam is growing at a rapid pace and huge numbers of non-Muslims are embracing Islam even though western portrays peaceful Islam as a religion of terrorists and spreads false propaganda against the Muslims.