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More Than Half of London’s Babies are Born to Foreign Mothers

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 2, 2012 @ 3:47 pm In The Point | 23 Comments

Speaking at a rally marking 9/11, Anjem Choudary bragged that a birth explosion would let followers of Islam take control of the country.

The mob bayed and cheered as he said: “About 500 people in Britain become Muslim every day.

“The Home Office say there are 1.5 million Muslims but there were 1.5million ten years ago. Since then our brothers in Bethnal Green, Whitechapel and other places have had eight or nine children each. Eight children here, ten children, 15 children. There must be at least six million people.

“It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never need to conquer it from the outside.”

How on target is Choudary?

The demographic war isn’t completely lost, but it’s not going all that well either.

A total of 184,000 children were born in these circumstances, with almost half of them in London, which has a foreign-born mother rate of 56.7 per cent, far above the national average of 25.5 per cent. According to official figures, the average hospital birth can cost £1,600, meaning the total cost to the NHS of these would have been at least £30million. Some of the women will have been born abroad and settled in the UK but a number will have visited just to use the NHS.

Health tourism is actually the best case scenario for the UK since the costs are going to be much higher for raising these children in a cradle-to-grave state than for just popping in and out of the country. And there’s the demographic threat.

It came as it was also announced that net migration to the UK is still at 216,000 a year, which is still double the Government’s 100,000 target.

Women born in the UK had 1,957 fewer babies in 2011 compared with the previous year, in a reversal of rising numbers of births to UK-born women since 2002.

Meanwhile mothers born outside the UK had 2,702 more babies, in line with a trend since 1995 for the number of births to women who came to the UK from abroad to rise year-on-year.

The ONS said: ‘This is the highest proportion of births to mothers born outside the UK since the collection of parents’ country of birth was introduced at birth registration in 1969.

Only 4 of the top 10 countries on the list are Muslim or heavily Muslim, but they are also 5 of the top 6 countries and the differences are huge with over 50,000 of the babies on the top 10 list coming from Muslim or heavily Muslim countries while non-Muslim countries accounted for less than 40,000.


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