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Alcuin
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Immigration 1, Brexit 0 ?
on: December 2, 2017, 20:46

...The UK also has one of the largest gaps in fertility rates between Muslims and non-Muslims, with Muslim women having an average of 2.9 children compared to the 1.8 had by non-Muslims.

This means that even if migration were to stop completely, the group's population share would rise by more than 3 per cent in the UK, as well as in France, Italy, and Belgium.

The paper suggests that if migration continues at the same rate but refugee movement stops, the UK will have the highest overall population of Muslims in the EU, at 13m, making up 16.7 per cent of the population.

Currently the country is behind Germany and France in overall population of Muslims.

"Relatively few recent immigrants to the UK (60,000) were refugees, but more than 1.5 million regular migrants arrived there in recent years.

"Overall, an estimated 43 per cent of all migrants to the UK between mid-2010 and mid-2016 were Muslims," the paper said....
The UK also has one of the largest gaps in fertility rates between Muslims and non-Muslims, with Muslim women having an average of 2.9 children compared to the 1.8 had by non-Muslims.

This means that even if migration were to stop completely, the group's population share would rise by more than 3 per cent in the UK, as well as in France, Italy, and Belgium.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/29/muslim-population-uk-could-triple-13m-following-record-influx/

It isn't Muslims per se that is the concern, it is attitudes, "beliefs" (i.e. opinions) and cultures that aren't compatible with a peaceful, democratic, secular society. What if 6% (never mind 16%) of the UK population favoured Sharia law courts, or even favoured Sharia over one-law-for-all? What about the extremist element if the majority of Muslims feel their aspirations for Islam in the UK aren't fulfilled? What if 'radicals' sponsor more madrassas? What if British Muslims keep marrying submissive brides with extreme "traditional" views? Belief in an Abrahamic god seems radical enough to me, if not downright crazy.

A lot of "what ifs", but food for thought.

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