‘Mohammed’ is the top boys’ name because Muslims are becoming more religious, not because there are more Muslims
“Mohammed” is the most popular boys’ name in Britain – a fact that only jumped out at researchers when they lumped together its variant spellings. But why? Is it a function of the scale of immigration from Muslim countries over the past decade? I’m sure that’s not the main factor. The answer, I suspect, lies in the findings of a poll by Policy Exchange in 2007:
Young British Muslims are much more likely than their parents to follow the rules of the Islamic religion, a think tank survey showed.
Support for Sharia law, Islamic schools and wearing the Hijab is much stronger among younger Muslims, according to the survey by the centre-right Policy Exchange.
The survey of more than 1,000 Muslims from different age group… Read More