UK: Latent homophobia in Europe?!

UK: Latent homophobia in Europe?!

The Daily Mail shows some problems distinguishing between 'Islamophobia' and 'Homophobia'. I suppose at some point they'll fix their article. Ironic, since most of these immigrants (Muslims, Catholics, Evangelicals) are actually bringing homophobia with them.

This article doesn't add much that isn't already well-known. Many Muslim immigrants to the UK come from other EU countries. An interesting tidbit of data is that the UK has about 4.5 million immigrants (ie, foreign born), half of which are Christians, and a quarter (1.1 million) of which are Muslim.


More than a million Muslims have migrated to Britain because it is more sympathetic towards Islam than other European countries, a study has found.

Latent Islamophobia in Europe means that many of those who move to the continent eventually end up in Britain, because it is seen as more tolerant.

There are now some 1.1million Muslim immigrants in the UK, according to the report by IPPR, the Blairite think tank. It means around 46 per cent of Britain's 2.4million-strong Muslim population were not born in this country.


The IPPR report found that over the past decade, there has been an increase of 275,000 in the number of British residents born in Pakistan or Bangladesh - twice the population of Oxford.

The number of Somali-born residents has also shot up, from fewer than 40,000 in 1999 to 106,700 this year.

The report says that many of the new immigrants are migrating here after first settling in other European countries, where they are subject to 'latent homophobia'.


Source: Daily Mail

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