I recently heard a speech from my (london) borough MP,
in it he stated that one third of this borough's residents are muslim, higher than any other faith in the borough. There are other boroughs i believe (needs citation) that are similar in London. As far as i know Manchester and Birmingham have very high stats on Muslim populations and the figures are increasing at great speed.
Given that (approx) 40% of Muslims in the UK are in favour of Islamic law(1), this would mean that just under one sixth of the borough (roughly) is in favour of sharia law.
I believe it is a very real possibility that this could soon have political/legal implications.
There are a huge number of Britons converting to Islam..
"Estimating the number of converts living in Britain has always been difficult because census data does not differentiate between whether a religious person has adopted a new faith or was born into it. Previous estimates have placed the number of Muslim converts in the UK at between 14,000 and 25,000.
But a new study by the inter-faith think-tank Faith Matters suggests the real figure could be as high as 100,000, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year."
(1) 40% of uk Muslims in favour of sharia law
For stat lovers everywhere
There are approx 169,700 residents in my borough (2010)
approx 56,566 being Muslim
Presuming these are all of voting age, of those (going by the 40%) approx 22,626 are in favour of introducing Sharia law.
I havn't taken into account other demographics such as age etc.
Labour won the parlimentary seat for this borough with 20,810 votes in 2010
Sooooo, my questions are...
Do you see this as a real possibility?
How do you think this will change Britain/The World?
(Appologies for messy op, i may try to clean it up later )