The study carried out by the inter-faith think-tank Faith Matters estimates that nearly 100,000 Muslim converts are now living in the UK, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year, the daily Independent reported.
Meanwhile, data from the Scottish 2001 census estimated that there were 60,699 converts living in Britain in 2001.
Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters, admitted that coming up with a reliable estimate of the number of converts to Islam was notoriously difficult.
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