Britain is home to more than 3 million Muslims for the first time ever with more than half born outside the UK, according to new figures. Soaring immigration and sky high birth rates have seen the number in the country double in a little over a decade. Some parts of London are now almost 50 percent Islamic, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. If current trends continue the areas could become majority Muslim within ten years.

One in four Muslims in England and Wales are under ten years old than in any other age group indicating a very high birth rate within the community. Followers of Islam now make up one in every 20 people within the country. Tower Hamlets in East London had the highest percentage of Muslims with 45.6 percent and neighbouring Newham wasn’t far behind on 40.8 per cent. Outside the capital Blackburn in Lancashire was highest with 29.1 percent of the city made up of followers of Islam. FULL REPORT