'20% of EU will be Muslims by 2050'

'Telegraph': Immigration, low birth rates among native Europeans will cause demographic jump.

August 9, 2009 11:57
'20% of EU will be Muslims by 2050'

british muslims 224.88. (photo credit: AP [file])

Twenty percent of the European Union will be Muslim by 2050, according to forecasts cited in a Telegraph report Sunday. The current figure, according to the article, sits at five percent, and will be pushed up due to immigration, and low birth rates among native Europeans. The article noted that the UK, Spain and Holland would hit the 20% mark faster. According to the London-based newspaper, experts have criticized lawmakers' failure to address this "demographic time-bomb." They called for a discussion on how these demographic changes would affect "areas of life from education and housing to foreign policy and pensions." The article cited polls, however, which showed that the Muslim community in EU countries was not radicalizing.

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