Who's Jan Wax?

A few months ago the British home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said that the Muslim population in the UK is estimated at 2 million. She mentioned that in the past seven years, the British Muslim population grew by 400,000.

This statement has since been misquoted by various Asian newspapers as meaning that 50,000 British people convert to Islam every year.

A new article on the subject brings this and quite a few other misquotes and plain wrong data. They also bring a study of 'San Diego University researcher Jan Wax' claiming that by 2020, 25% of all Europeans would be Muslim. It might be true, it might not, the article doesn't really explain what 'Europe' is. But in any case I couldn't find any researcher named Jan Wax. Has anybody seen this study?

It is sometimes hard to differentiate between Islamophobes and Muslims, particularly when a Muslim newspaper joyfully reports that in 200 years Europe will be Muslim.

1 comment:

eminilyas said...

Dude, i also look for this guy!
if you find any info about him, plz let me know :)
btw, i am a muslim, a good one :)