Women doing the camel’s share of Mohammed’s bidding: Surge in British converts to Islam.

From The Telegraph

Surge in Britons converting to Islam

White women lead a wave of Britons embracing Islam, with a 50 per cent rise in converts living in this country in a decade according to a new report.


11:17AM GMT 04 Jan 2011

The number of converts to Islam may have risen from around 60,000 in 2001 to up to 100,000, according to estimates in a report for the Faith Matters organisation.

A study by Kevin Brice, of Swansea University, on behalf of Faith Matters, found 5,200 people converted to Islam in the UK last year.

A survey of 122 converts last year showed 56% were white British, with women making up 62% of respondents. The average age at conversion was just over 27.

The majority reported difficulties after converting because of the negative attitude of their family, but over time this attitude became more ”positive” according to the report.

The majority of the converts saw themselves as both British and Muslim and did not feel disillusioned with British society and culture.

But they also felt their own lives had been ”lost” and were ”lacking in purpose” before conversion, and feared that there was a ”normalisation” of ”immoral” behaviour amongst an increasingly less religious British public.

Only a very small minority saw celebrating birthdays, listening to music or reading fiction as prohibited by Islam, with fewer than 10% viewing attending a family Christmas dinner as forbidden.

A majority said that most or all of their close friends were Muslims but almost all felt that Muslims should not keep themselves separate from non-Muslims.

The vast majority of women had changed their appearance after conversion, with a significant majority adopting the hijab, or headscarf.

But the survey showed that the majority of converts disagreed with the niqab, or face veil, in spite of supporting the right of women to wear it.

”Converts do not represent a devious fifth column determined to undermine the Western way of life – this is a group of normal people united in their adherence to a religion which they, for the most part, see as perfectly compatible with Western life,” the report said.

”Converts are generally at ease living in the UK and do not feel that British people are essentially hostile to Islam.”

The findings have been released after Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of former prime minister Tony Blair, attracted widespread publicity when she announced last year that she had converted to Islam.

Faith Matters director Fiyaz Mughal said: ”Conversion to Islam has been stigmatised by the media and wrongly associated with extremist ideologies and discriminatory cultural practices.

”Converts have an important role to play in supporting community cohesion, and it is vital that mosques can support them to encourage greater understanding amongst non-Muslims.”

10 Replies to “Women doing the camel’s share of Mohammed’s bidding: Surge in British converts to Islam.”

  1. I personally do not agree with these numbers. Muslims are experts at inflating numbers and spreading lies. I rarely see a white women convert but they are definately there. So I am not saying they do not exist but certainly not in these numbers. However, the main group of converts remains Mr Black Anger, the angry black male. To get a white woman to convert means marrying her and that is tough business as one has to set up home and do so much just for one convert. Most muslims in fact have arranged marriages and a lot of them marry their cousins making them an inbreeding group by and large. I hope I do not sound raciest against black males. They are fine people. I hope I do not sound sexist and racist against white females, again a fine group. Finally, I hope I do not sound like a culteral Marxist as I am most certainly not. Now that is one group I will refer to as complete idiots.

  2. For a woman to convert to Islam, she has first to have part of her brain removed. That’s if she has one. Does she have to volunteer for circumcision as well? That should sort out the wheat from the chaff when it comes to conversion to Islam. Or should that be “reversion” to Islam?

  3. I agree with arabconqueredpersian, I would take the numbers with a grain of salt, I know that in the US the Moslems are counting all of the Christians who have fled the middle east as Moslems so they can claim a higher figure of the population.

    And as far as I can see any woman who converts is either living in a fantasy land or has a rather limited intelligence.

  4. This figure is complety ridiculous. I live in a town with lots of muslims. It is large town of about 2 hundred thousand.Moslems here are poor and generally well behaved (except when they win the cricket). I have only seen one women in the whole of the town who was a white women convert. OK maybe two or three. Not much at all. Most muslim women are pakistanis or bangladeshis and are easy to spot a mile off especially bangladeshi women as they are quite short. I think this sort of lie is so rampant in Islam that it comes short in the real world. Where are all these converts. No where. Inflating figures for muslims is an act of desparation. No other group does it as they are not bothered. Muslim groups are always claiming some vast number and it always makes the news. The media love that kind of news being as they are Islam0philes. The real world tells the real story.

  5. Arabconqueredpersian I think you are right, they inflate the numbers to puff up their egos, somewhere in their small brains they know they are not the chosen people who will dominate the world and it makes them feel inferior. If they weren’t so deadly you could almost feel sorry for them, but since they are so deadly only a fool would feel sorry for them.

  6. Also Richard every so often someone comes up with stats showing that muslims are taking over in the good old UK. Not true. They show this graph and this one and bamboozle the reader. Howerver, most recent surge of immigrants is from the Eastern European countries. Muslims are coming here in drib and drabs. Indeed a part of the town where I live has been tranformed by East Europeans. It was moving along with a mosque and bang the demographics changed. Now we have about 7 or 8 east europeans shops opened in that area. No muslims are not taking over the UK. The talk on the ground is that Polish, Lithuanian etc people are taking over. Even the muslims say that, it makes them uneasy. It makes me incredibly happy. Long live the East Europeans for saving the UK. Plus all these East Europeans are young and fertile. They have loads of kids. Even the MSN had a news story to cover this which I saw a short while back. It always makes me laugh when I hear the inflated figures of muslims and their desparate tactics to make people believe they are winning. Sadly sometime people in the counterjihad believe these figures which are not true. They know nothing of the situation of the ground and go along with the figures. On the ground it is a much more sober picture for them. In fact not far from the mosque in one of the East Eurpean shops they have a picure of huge roast pig in the window. It is nearly next to a halal place. What can the muslims do. Nothing. They are outnumbered. Plus the muslims in this town tend to be a docile bunch. The east eurpeans on the other hand have lots of big lads who go the gym and look fit and read for the jihad.

  7. I think with these kind of demographic stats we have to careful. I think even in Oz things are more complex .And lots of other places. A good way to gauge the mood of the nation is not to rely on stats but to go there and see with one’s own eyes. Once you do that you have the truer picture.

  8. I didn’t know about the Eastern Europeans immigrating to Britain but I am also happy over this fact, the Eastern Europeans that immigrated to the US are eager to assimilate into our culture and don’t want to force us to do anything. And yes I know that in the long run the Moslems can’t take over Europe or the US, but they can do a lot of damage in the short run and that is what bothers me. The damage they will do will weaken the West even further at a time when we are facing a major war, and the Moslems are only one of the enemies we will be fighting.

  9. Over the past few years in excess of half a million have come to the UK and have changed things to the extent that polish signs are in the council offices. Shops, churches and of course work places have been changed by the influx. Good stuff. Love them. What can muslims do when their areas are changed. Nothing. Outnumbered.

  10. They can riot, they are good at that, but they can do nothing legally. Having thought about the subject the Poles are probably getting out before the Russians try taking them over again. Throughout all of history the times when Poland has been free are few and far between, given the way the Russians are acting their brief period of freedom may be coming to an end soon.

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