By Russia Today
29 August 2016
While Christian churches in the UK as
struggling to draw people to worship the Islamic community days burgeoning and
does not his Polly Boiko report
Some Muslim groups are doing all they can
to counter fears. The rapid growth is a challenge to British Traditions cream.
It's an infectious video that's gone viral in a matter of days the only
difference between it and Pharrell Williams original is that the people dancing
are British Muslims.
creators say that they're promoting a message that UK Muslims are a diverse
cosmopolitan and above all happy lot and why shouldn't they be, Islam is the
fastest growing religion in the UK.
analysis of census figures even suggests that it could become the country's
dominant religion in as little as 10 years time. The number of Muslims in the
UK has doubled in the past decade with Muhammad now the most popular name for
baby boys in London.
average age for the British Muslim community is around 26 so the British Muslim
population is incredibly young and you have this energy this vibrancy this
sizzling crackling energy in many ways the UK is a trailblazer.
It's set to become the first non Muslim
country to launch a financial bond that can be bought by Islamic investors
while the law society recently issued guidelines for drafting Sharia wills
citing rising demand unlike the viral popularity of Islam the new analysis of
latest census figures by the office for national statistics shows that the
Church of England is declining fifty percent faster than was previously
The country's aging Christian demographic
means that it's official religion has experienced a loss of more than 4 million
worshippers since 2001. The decline of churches in the UK is long term. It just
happens to be now approaching really rock bottom, so ninety-five percent of
people don't attend the church.
On an average Sunday Christian worship in
churches is already the concern of a tiny minority of people. the figures of
even motivated the Prime Minister David Cameron to attempt to shore up the
institution's foundations calling on Christians to be more evangelical about
their faith and advertising what he called the healing power of the church. It’s tradition to put on
passion plays on Easter Friday in communities across the UK. it's a public
performance that celebrates the suffering and death of Jesus at the crucifixion
London's Trafalgar Square has just hosted one such event but oxford didn't get
to do that this year that's because the counsellor in charge of reviewing the
application thought that a passion play is a live sex show proof that even those
in charge sometimes don't know what it is we're celebrating.