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Grand High Witch
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I ask this after seeing a few things over the past week.

When a population of people grows, it is only natural that their cultural and religious ideals have a greater role in the country in which they live.

I watched an interesting documentary called "the Muslim Pound" which talks about the increase in halal food,dress, makeup, etc. on the high street: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e-muslim-pound

Also, there is the petition calling for Eid to be made a national holiday which has gained almost 50k signatures: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/150516

So will we see more of this in the years to come? Personally, I am not bothered if Muslims have the opportunity to buy halal, etc. if they want to.
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I think that religion will continue to have less and less influence in this country. I really can't see Eid becoming a public holiday, Muslims only make up about 5% of the population and god knows there would be an enormous public outcry. I wouldn't say no to an extra day off though
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Not in the short-term, I don't think. They don't quite have the numbers yet to successfully demand anything more significant than Sharia-compliant loans.

Long-term, it is something of a worry. :holmes:
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I vehemently hope not.
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No they wont.
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There seems to be a clash between the increased secularization of the UK as well as the supposed islamification.

The former is definitely more apparent (and imo the latter is slightly exaggerated) and will seem to oppose any sort of rigorous Islamic influence imposed by Islamists.

Things like more halal food and stuff is just appealing to supply and demand. If a butcher lives in a heavily populated Muslim area, it would make sense for him to sell halal meat in order to make the most out of his business.
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Because of the demographics, I'm afraid it is inevitable. The birth rate is much higher among Muslims. Obviously this will be in a generation's time but the percentage of Muslims will only increase.
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well, we will see :hoppy:
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http://indy100.independent.co.uk/art...ts--lyPkmFpgJWAnyways this website says how Atheism is increasing in the West but this doesn't mean Atheism is rapidly increasing globally. This website also says how Christianity will (predicted- not always right) stay stable at around 2.92 billion whilst Islam is increasing rapidly to around 2.7 billion. I agree with you that Islam will increase due to the influence of radical 'Muslim'(don't consider them to be Muslim let alone decent human beings) terrorists. Hmm, we will wait and see the future!https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nd-wales-study"The proportion of the population who identify in NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey as having no religion, referred to as “nones”, reached 48.5% in 2014, outnumbering the 43.8% who define themselves as Christian – Anglicans, Catholics and other denominations. In 2011 the BSA survey found 46% identified as having no religion. The 2011 census gave a much lower figure of 25%, but phrased the question differently."
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(Original post by Sternumator)
Because of the demographics, I'm afraid it is inevitable. The birth rate is much higher among Muslims. Obviously this will be in a generation's time but the percentage of Muslims will only increase.
That only counts for early generation muslims. It normalises to the natuiional average after a while.
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I signed the petition guys
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Islam will have a greater say in the public and political arena in the UK. It is the second largest religion in the UK, and is the fastest growing religion in the UK. Thus, it is inevitable for the influence of Islam to grow further more as highlighted by the aforementioned documentary.
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(Original post by Grand High Witch)
I ask this after seeing a few things over the past week.

When a population of people grows, it is only natural that their cultural and religious ideals have a greater role in the country in which they live.

I watched an interesting documentary called "the Muslim Pound" which talks about the increase in halal food,dress, makeup, etc. on the high street: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...e-muslim-pound

Also, there is the petition calling for Eid to be made a national holiday which has gained almost 50k signatures: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/150516

So will we see more of this in the years to come? Personally, I am not bothered if Muslims have the opportunity to buy halal, etc. if they want to.
Probably will get more influence, to be fairly honest i want them to have less
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(Original post by Zamestaneh)
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what about the rest of us kuffars?
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I hope to God it doesn't.
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I bloody hope not
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(Original post by Zamestaneh)
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the UK. Over 10% of children born are muslims. Mohammed (and variations of it) is the most popular baby name. Islam will have more influence, there is nothing that can change that; Eid will probably eventually become a public holiday. And tbh, who cares if it does?
Accepting Eid means accepting Islam. Muslims will think that they are actually starting to take over, which will reinforce their nonsensical beliefs. I can't see it happening, but making Eid a public holiday wouldn't be a good idea.
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