The Independent newspaper in the UK published a story on Tuesday telling the story of British citizens converting to Islam. According to the report, the number has nearly doubled in the past ten years, from around 14,000 to 25,000.
However, the report said, 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.
“This report is the best intellectual ‘guestimate’ using census numbers, local authority data and polling from mosques,” said Fiyaz Mughal, director of the Think Tank Faith Matters. “Either way few people doubt that the number adopting Islam in the UK has risen dramatically in the past 10 years.”
“I think there is definitely a relationship between conversions being on the increase and the prominence of Islam in the public domain. People are interested in finding out what Islam is all about and when they do that they go in different directions. Most shrug their shoulders and return to their lives but some will inevitably end up liking what they discover and will convert.”
Source; Israeli Newssite Ynet News
My comment; The decline of Christianity in the UK is one of the saddest stories of modern times. The country which gave birth to William Tyndale, the Wesley brothers, C.S. Lewis and many other prominent theologians, as well as the modern iteration of Christian Zionism, has become a spiritual, moral and theological wasteland.
Many British people, tired by the amoral, secular lifestyle which dominates their country but disillusioned by the spiritually empty and ineffectual alternative offered by the Church of England and other prominent denominations, are turning to Islam as a refuge.
There are still a few scattered examples of Bible Believing churches in the UK but they are not enough to turn the tide. The UK will almost certainly continue to become more Islamic (and hostile to Israel) because Islam is a powerful idea and those charged with teaching about the Gospel of Christ are meek and ineffectual at best and guided by an anti-Christ spirit of “inter-faith ecumenicalism” at worst.
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