Muslim population ‘rising 10 times faster than rest of society’
David Coleman, Professor of Demography at Oxford University, said:
“The implications are very substantial. Some of the Muslim population, by no means all of them, are the least socially and economically integrated of any in the United Kingdom … and the one most associated with political dissatisfaction. You can’t assume that just because the numbers are increasing that all will increase, but it will be one of several reasonable suppositions that might arise.”
I found this in an article from The Times. Alarming headline, certainly and it seems to be endorsed by David Coleman. It has been widely quoted on the internet, as one might imagine.
Now I am admittedly not a mathematician but could anyone tell me please how the author of the article deduced this from the table here?
Having done some admittedly hurried research, I cannot find any source for the quote from David Coleman. His name is linked to research here, (takes ages to download, and is very very long) but I can still cannot find anything to substantiate the claim in the headline.
So yes, I feel, unless someone can persuade me otherwise, that “researching” such matters on the Internet is fraught with difficulties and I also feel The Times article is irresponsible and misleading.