web analytics
November 28, 2014 / 6 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

It’s Official: Britain’s Muslim Population Doubled

Between 2001 and 2011 the Muslim population of the UK rose from 1.5 million to 2.7 million.
PRAY-LONDON-FITR-BP

He went on to say that Labor’s relaxation of immigration controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration,” but that ministers were nervous about discussing this move publicly because they feared that it would alienate their “core working class vote.”

Well, they have certainly managed to do what they wanted. The Labor government, like the Conservative governments before them, and the coalition government since, did everything it could to ignore the real concerns expressed by the majority of the public. But with no decent mainstream party to vote for, the public kept voting for the same parties as usual. Fooled by the occasional speech saying that there was going to be some “tough” new approach, the country got stuck in a debate that has been played on repeat. Yet all the time that debate-loop was going, the ground beneath us was changing unrecognizably.

Now, true to tradition, a couple of days after the census Labor Party leader Ed Miliband has come out to declare that immigrants to Britain should learn to speak English. It is exactly what all of his recent predecessors have also said, and it is exactly what none of them — any more than he — have done anything concrete about. Britain has been changed, and more change is on the way. Some of those changes might be good, and others are likely to be not as good. There are those who wanted this change to happen, and there are those who did not. The former now occasionally notice that their plan has caused troubles of which they were barely aware when they set out. The latter are reviled as backwards, racist, bigoted and out-of-touch with their new country.

In reality they are simply people who once had a country and have seen it changed irrevocably, and simply hold on to a feeling of sadness that nobody thought about where this would take us, or whether we the people should ever be listened to in the little matter of our own future.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “It’s Official: Britain’s Muslim Population Doubled”

  1. Janet Hysenaj-Hoti says:

    What was the point about this article , besides affirming and showing outright prejudice and Muslimphobia, would be a compliment to call the author of this article,, Hitler , worried about the mass increase of German Jews as well!! Now I know why the Torah observing Jews don't read the Jewish Press, this article is a disgrace to all the Jews in America as Hillel stated, " "Golden Rule": "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow." Am sure England, doesn't need anyone's advice on how to run their immigration and citizens. one should worry about their own country and people. In the words of Micah, ‘Be just, love kindness and walk humbly with God.

  2. The London Qaliphate :))))) LOL.

  3. Dear Janet, it is not about "islamophobia" it is about dirty British politics. Why lies? Why circus maximus? We are not blind and stupid. And for your information, many of us have muslim friends, especialy in the balkans living together for centuries… So what is your point sweety?! ;-)

  4. Janet Hysenaj-Hoti says:

    Dirty British politics!!, I have never been to Britain but have come across the sweetest and warm hearted Jews and Muslims, that were visiting in the United States. Josef, when one starts tallying people based on their religion believes its called discriminating, again, one should never confuse Politics and religion, since the beginning of time, the 2 can not mix but have to co exist!!! What is politically correct doesn't mean its kosher, at the same point it may be legal- shalom from Brooklyn, a place where many of the neighborhoods are predominately Jewish, there was a time and sadly even today , I have heard many state, " its not for the best interest to American. that the Jewish observant families have expanded and are taking over Brooklyn!!", I say Thank God, for. God said to Multiply, no need to fear, regardless if they are Jews, Muslim, devout christians or any other religion, people or race!!, for children are God's blessings and will bring forth Prosperity

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz delivers lecture.
IDF Chief Rabbi: Nothing is Holy to Muslims on Temple Mount except Al Aqsa
Latest Indepth Stories
Kessim (religious leaders) mark the opening of a synagogue in the village of Gomenge, Ethopia, one of five built in Gondar with JDC aid, 1988
Courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York.

In a world where people question whether they should be engaged, we are a reminder that all Jews are responsible for one another.

Greiff-112814-Levaya

My son is seventeen; he didn’t want to talk about what happened, or give any details of the Rosh Yeshiva’s words of chizuk.

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

All involved in the Ferguson debate should learn the laws pertinent to non-Jews: the Noahide Laws.

Charley Levine

Prominent Jewish leaders acknowledged that their predecessors had mistreated the Bergson Group.

Abbas has been adding new layers of rhetoric to his tactical campaign to de-Judaize Jerusalem

The Jew’s crime is his presence.

Hamas’s love for death tried to have as many Palestinian civilians killed as possible

Israel recognizes the fabrication called a Palestinian nation; So what do we want from the Swedes?

Arab attacking Jews in the land date back a century, long before Israel was created or in control.

Creativity without clarity is not sufficient for writing. I am eternally thankful to Hashem for his gift to me.

Golden presents a compelling saga of poor but determined immigrants who fled pogroms and harsh conditions in their homelands for a better life in a land of opportunity.

It seems to us that while the Jewish entitlement to the land of Israel transcends the Holocaust, the Jewish experience during that tragic time is the most solid of foundations for these “national rights.”

Too many self-styled civil rights activists seemed determined to force, by their relentless pressure, an indictment regardless of what an investigation might turn up.

Unfortunately, at present, the rabbinate does not play a positive role in preventing abuse.

More Articles from Douglas Murray
NYPD officers blindfolded by new regulations.

They seek to be color-blind, and religion-blind. But in being so, they are also terror-blind.

Abdul Waheed Majeed (left), of Crawley, England, poses for photographs moments before driving a truck-bomb into a prison in Aleppo, Syria.

If we cannot see what is happening, it seems likely that we simply do not want it to be happening. But apparently not enough to try to stop it from happening.

Larger and larger swaths of people in the West keep coming back with the wrong opinion.

It was down to the press to expose the problem on behalf of everyone else.

There can be little doubt that the train of thought Secretary Kerry expressed is part of the unfortunate zeitgeist.

“The occupation of Palestine and Jerusalem is a wound that has sat on the body of the Muslim world for years and needs to be removed,” says Iran’s new “moderate” President, and the centrifuges keep spinning.

This latest decision tells us nothing about Israel or the West Bank. But it tells us what we need to know about the EU.

Disarmed despots are soon-to-be-dead despots. It is a lesson the North Koreans have taken on board with understandable eagerness.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/its-official-britains-muslim-population-doubled/2012/12/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: