Demographic conquest using a high reproducing group sneaks up on you. One minute the numbers don’t look so bad, because you’re looking at the overall population. But the real test is the under 30s and under 18s. When the numbers tilt there, then the trouble is very big.
A new analysis of the 2011 census shows that a decade of mass immigration helped mask the scale of decline in Christian affiliation among the British-born population – while driving a dramatic increase in Islam, particularly among the young.
Meanwhile almost one in 10 under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim.
At the same time the number of Muslims in England and Wales surged by 75 per cent – boosted by almost 600,000 more foreign born followers of the Islamic faith.
While almost half of British Muslims are under the age of 25, almost a quarter of Christians are over 65. The average age of a British Muslim is just 25, not far off half that of a British Christian.
And the demographic gap is quite devastating. The number of immigrants arriving is only half the story. It’s their birth rate that really counts.