“Muslim London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts,” Saudi Gazette, October 7, 2018:
London —Britain has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face, with hundreds of official Shariah courts operating in the capital and many mosques dotting many cities.
Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, an Islamic preacher, was quoted as saying in the local media….
There are 423 new mosques in London and most of these mosques are crowded at prayer times unlike many churches which rarely see visitors.
The Daily Mail published photographs of a church and a mosque a few meters from each other in the heart of London. At the Church of San Giorgio, designed to accommodate 1,230 worshipers, only 12 people gathered to celebrate Mass. At the Church of Santa Maria, there were 20
The nearby Brune Street Estate mosque has a different problem: overcrowding. Its small room can contain only 100.
By 2020, estimates are that the number of Muslims attending prayers will reach at least 683,000, while the number of Christians attending weekly Mass will drop to 679,000….
London is also full of Shariah courts. There are officially 100. The advent of this parallel judicial system has been made possible thanks to the British Arbitration Act and the system of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
British universities are also advancing Islamic law. — Agencies