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The Daily Telegraph: Muslim population has grown from 1.65m to 2.87m in a decade Watch

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    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/da...n/#dsq-content

    the article discusses what will happen to british women and homosexuals in the future.

    what do you think?



    also http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/t...amisation.html if youre interested
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    It's only worrying insofar as first generation Muslim immigrants from staunchly Muslim countries will often hold values and prejudices that conflict with those of a liberal Western society. As I say though, that's usually restricted to first generation Muslim immigrants and 2.87m is still a relatively very small proportion of the population.
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    It's not worrying at all; 2.87m is such a small number in comparison to non-Muslims.
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    Some people need to realise that Muslims are still people like any other and chill the **** out.
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    Ok the EDL will use this as propaganda for muslim taking over! Then you inform them that they make up 3% of the UK and they shut up
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    The point of this thread was to spread fear about the 'growing' Muslim population. 2.87 :O
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    I 'm happy... I'm the absolute opposite from nationalistic... I'd vote the transformation of Europe from continent to country, with each country turning into a state.

    I don't believe in countries' boarders making any difference as to whether or not people should be allowed to live there... it doesn't really make any sense to me.

    It's geographical and colour-based discrimination (okay maybe that's a bit too far).

    I really can't see the problem, that the media and most people are implying.
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    (Original post by JW92)
    It's only worrying insofar as first generation Muslim immigrants from staunchly Muslim countries will often hold values and prejudices that conflict with those of a liberal Western society. As I say though, that's usually restricted to first generation Muslim immigrants and 2.87m is still a relatively very small proportion of the population.
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    (Original post by JW92)
    It's only worrying insofar as first generation Muslim immigrants from staunchly Muslim countries will often hold values and prejudices that conflict with those of a liberal Western society. As I say though, that's usually restricted to first generation Muslim immigrants and 2.87m is still a relatively very small proportion of the population.
    its very very large considering the uneven spread - loads in the cities, none in the countryside means 2nd generation muslims are going to grow up being more like first generation muslims rather than socially liberal british people
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    I got no problem with this until we get some that may want to enforce sharia law. If that ever occurs then I am leaving thats for sure.
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    inb4 they took our jewbs!!
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    (Original post by JW92)
    It's only worrying insofar as first generation Muslim immigrants from staunchly Muslim countries will often hold values and prejudices that conflict with those of a liberal Western society. As I say though, that's usually restricted to first generation Muslim immigrants and 2.87m is still a relatively very small proportion of the population.
    Actually, the evidence shows that such people are much more likely to be second- or third- generation. Presumably because they want to try and reconnect with a culture that they have little direct experience of, and so may see extremism as more "authentic".
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    What is this going to portray to Afghanistanis, 'member the ones we're trying to win hearts and minds?
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    The population is growing, full stop, I'm failing to see the point of this thread.
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    (Original post by karateworm)
    Some people need to realise that Muslims are still people like any other and chill the f**k out.
    you obviously didnt bother reading the article then discussing womens rights, homosexuals, abortion, sharia law etc
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    So has the population of every other group in Britain as, you know, Britain's population in general has increased in the last decade.
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    (Original post by jamesman13)
    its very very large considering the uneven spread - loads in the cities, none in the countryside means 2nd generation muslims are going to grow up being more like first generation muslims rather than socially liberal british people

    :dontknow: I see it much the same as the huge influxes of Irish Catholic immigrants we've had in this country (albeit on a much smaller scale...). I have friends from Irish Catholic stock, who live in Irish areas and went through the Catholic school system but nonetheless find their grandparents' attitudes towards contraception, homosexuality and Protestantism utterly laughable.
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    (Original post by macroscopic)
    The population is growing, full stop, I'm failing to see the point of this thread.
    Do you study statistics as part of your course? I'm not going to make any value judgements, but it's clear that the Muslim population is growing much more rapidly than the general population, whether we think that's good, bad or are simply indifferent. The British Muslim population grew by approx. 74% in the last decade. The British population as a whole grew by around 5% during the same period. Do you see the idiocy in your comment now?
 
 
 
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