1. Muslim population in some EU countries could triple: Report

Muslim population in some EU countries could triple: Report

The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely change in others, according to new projections.

By: | Published: November 30, 2017 11:40 AM
Muslim population, European countries, 2050, EU, Europe growing Muslim population, Muslims The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely change in others, according to new projections. (Image: Reuters)

The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely change in others, according to new projections. The projections were in a report titled “Europe’s Growing Muslim Population” released on Wednesday night by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre, reports the Guardian. The report shows a stark west-east divide. The Muslim share of Germany’s population could grow from 6.1 per cent in 2016 to 19.7 per cent in 2050 if high migration continues, whereas over the border Poland’s share would change from 0.1 per cent to 0.2 per cent in the same scenario. Even if all current 28 European Union (EU) members, plus Norway and Switzerland, closed their borders to migrants, the Muslim population share in the west would continue to grow owing to a younger age profile and higher fertility rates, but remain very low in the east.

According to Pew’s data, Muslims made up 4.9 per cent of Europe’s population in 2016, with an estimated 25.8 million people across 30 countries, up from 19.5 million people in 2010. The number of Muslim migrants arriving in Europe surged after 2014 to almost half a million annually, largely due to people fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Researchers considered three scenarios for the increase: zero migration between 2016 and 2050; medium migration, in which the flow of refugees stops but people continue to migrate for other reasons; and high migration, in which the record flow of migrants between 2014 and 2016 continues indefinitely with the same religious composition.

Apart from migration, the number of Muslims in Europe is set to grow considerably through natural increases, the Guardian quoted the report as saying. Europe’s Muslims have more children than members of other religious groups, or people of no religion, the study showed. The European average fertility rate is 2.6 for Muslims compared to 1.6 for non-Muslims. The Muslim population is also much younger than non-Muslims. The proportion of Muslims under the age of 15 is 27 per cent, nearly double the proportion of under-15 non-Muslims at 15 per cent.

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    Summaiya Nazneen
    Dec 1, 2017 at 11:37 am
    This wouldn’t have happened, if their native places weren’t bombed. First they bomb attack their country and when they try to escape and go find other home then that is also a problem. Everything a Muslim does is problem. From every end it is lose-lose, die-die for them. They are not humans, they don’t have human rights, they shouldn’t be left living a peaceful life. War, terror, murder, corruption prevails.
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      Snehal Brahmbhatt
      Dec 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm
      What? You are actually defending the muslims who are only multiplying their numbers so that they become majority in future? Their plan is to implement sharia as soon as they become a majority. Give me 1 muslim country’s bane where minority is safe.
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      Arjun
      Dec 1, 2017 at 9:30 am
      No country will allow islamic infestation..........when things will start going out of control, these countries will resort to ETHINIC CLEANSING.... India may also resort to CONTROLLED ETHINIC CLEANSING.............and islam may itself not survive by 2050......islam is like a mass movement, its has reached its peak some 10 years ago, and since then its only coming down.....it will keep coming down in future also
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        Arjun
        Dec 1, 2017 at 9:29 am
        No country will allow islamic infestation..........when things will start going out of control, these countries will resort to ETHINIC CLEANSING.... dia may also resort to CONTROLLED ETHINIC CLEANSING.............and islam may itself not survive by 2050......islam is like a mass movement, its has reached its peak some 10 years ago, and since then its only coming down.....it will keep coming down in future also
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          sanjay khan
          Dec 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm
          Read the history of mongols Genghis khan and his childrens who totaly destroyed the islamic word.They were so savage that the burn the entire city destroy agriculture where ever they went.Yet Islam still survive because it is the true religion of god.And You are surviving because of Allauddin Khalji sultan of delhi who fought five wars against mongols to save indian and did not allow them to destroy indian heritage and culture.
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          CBA
          Nov 30, 2017 at 11:26 pm
          The Pigs are increasing by leaps and bounds by the worst policies of EU. The worthless leaders of EU will realize the danger from the Jihadists/terrorists within few years like the terrorism happened in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt and other Islamic countries. They should understand what a terrible religion Islam is!
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            Lucian DSilva
            Dec 1, 2017 at 9:00 am
            2050 is a very long story indeed, why worry, who knows that in next couple decade the Earth Planat itself will survive or not. I myself challenge, by 2050 Earth climate will be poisonous enough that to survive there will be no time for religion, caste, creed race etc., only professionalism, skill, education and ethics will be able to help human survive for some more time beyond 2050
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            CBA
            Nov 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm
            What a good news for Europeans that terrorists are increasing very fast and may be all European Christians may be converted to Muslims by force. Excellent success for Terrorists.
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              Maharana Pratap
              Nov 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm
              Scenario is worse than this in India, if not controlled now they will grow to 50 of total population by 2050 and this would result in complete anaarchy and civil war like situation, also they will demand for another country like Pakistan. All thanks to Gandhi,Nehru,congress,communist, leftist etc.
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                Mani
                Nov 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                Muslims should thank Angela Merkel, German Chancellor.
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