Record number of British embrace Islam

Jafria News

JNN 05 Jan 2011 : A new study reveals that the number of British people converting to Islam has almost doubled in the past decade despite western media’s attempts to portray a negative image of the divine religion.

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.

Previous estimates had placed the number of Muslim converts in the UK at between 14,000 and 25,000.

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.

« This report is the best intellectual ‘guestimate’ using census numbers, local authority data and polling from mosques, »…

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