I wanted to post this article after I read it for several reasons:
1. The numbers are pretty astounding - "The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years" (also consider that France has the most Muslims of any Western European Country)
2. They address some of the issues that arise from such massive growth amongst a specific group - “The implications are very substantial. Some of the Muslim population, by no means all of them, are the least socially and economically integrated of any in the United Kingdom ... and the one most associated with political dissatisfaction."
3. There are some eye-opening contrasts made with Christianity in Britain - "In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million. " "But while the biggest Christian population is among over-70s bracket, for Muslims it is the under-4s."
4. They have some interesting ideas of the implications of said population growth - "He said the greater platform that Muslims would command in the future should not be perceived as a threat to the rest of society. 'We each have our own set of beliefs. This should really be a source of celebration rather than fear as long as we all clearly understand that we must abide by the laws of this country regardless of the faith we belong to,' he said. " (He being the general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain)