Skip to comments.Muslims 'to outnumber traditional churchgoers' (UK)
Posted on 03/26/2008 3:34:57 PM PDT by PROCON
The increasing influence of Islam on British culture is disclosed in research today that shows the number of Muslims worshipping at mosques in England and Wales will outstrip the numbers of Roman Catholics going to church in little more than a decade.
Projections to be published next month estimate that, if trends continue, the number of Catholic worshippers at Sunday Mass will fall to 679,000 by 2020.
By that time, statisticians predict, the number of Muslims praying in mosques on Fridays will have increased to 683,000.
The Christian Research figures also suggest that, over the same period, the number of Muslims at mosques will overtake Church of England members at Sunday services.
Church spokesmen point out, however, that a growing number of Anglicans worship at other times of the week.
The projections show that, if the Churches do not reverse their historical decline, there will be more active Muslims than Christians in Sunday services across Britain before the middle of the century.
The figures, based on Government and academic sources and the latest edition of Christian Research's Religious Trends, come amid growing tensions over the place of Muslims in British society.
They follow fierce rows over the extent to which Islamic law should be recognised and over claims that "no-go" areas for non-Muslims are emerging in parts of the country.
Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, provoked criticism by saying the introduction of some aspects of sharia into British society was "unavoidable".
The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, faced death threats after writing in The Sunday Telegraph that Islamic extremism was turning some communities into "no-go" areas "where adherence to this ideology has become a mark of acceptability".
Peter Brierley, a former Government statistician who edited the latest Religious Trends, said that the continuing growth of the Muslim population since the 2001 census would have significant implications for society.
This is another way for Muslims to get a Nuclear arsenal.
Oh you didn’t have to go and do that...
You’re right. Wow.
So much for our staunchest ally. This is shocking. Talk about national suicide...
The cancer has gotten hold and it is about to become terminal just like the Dutch. Thank your fiendly politicians of which we also suffer, who have invited them in and have used the word bigot and racists to hold your tongues while they take over your country. Shame on you!
And we can all see the England is better for it. Right?
I'm reading Peter Hitchens' book, "The Abolition of Britain", and he covers this problem extensively.
The West needs to deny in migration to all but true asylum seekers from nations with rebarbative policies concerning race & religion, i.e., muslim states across the middle east and beyond (plus a few others such as Cuba, Venezuela, Korea).
You have a majority that is unwilling to take a stand for their own culture, sees no real threat, is generally appeasing and will ultimately fade from the stage.
Kadafi in his video put it well: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8068548659841341963&q=kadafi&total=600&start=0&num=100&so=0&type=search&plindex=36
It didn't even make the news in Europe! No one there cares. And that's why they will fall as a society and culture.
Notice that the headchoppers seem to increase in numbers rapidly in countries that have mostly abandoned religious practice?
Britain, Holland, Norway, Denmark.
And they are avoiding countries that still practice a religion?
Poland and Greece.
Exactly, watch out America!
I suppose it has never crossed any of these geniuses' minds that just possibly the Very Rectum Archbishop Of Canterbury has picked a good time to drive people from whatever is left of that church in droves?
The statement could be true if there were a dozen mosques in England at the rate this barking-mad dingbat makes his lunatic New Age pronouncements.
What’s next ? a thinly veiled Muslim President ?
Hey Brits, are you guys ashamed of you country and it’s history?
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