On 7 February 2017, I gave a talk to the Oxford University Conservative Association. I recorded it so the 20 minute talk can be listened to below.
Underneath the talk I have posted links to various items I refer to during the talk, and some demographic data regarding British Muslims.
My first presentation recording was done on the spur of the moment, just putting my iPhone 6 on the table and relying on its built in microphone. See my page Lecture: One Muslim’s Perspective on Religious Freedom.
Once I found recording presentations worthwhile, I purchased a high quality Sennheiser digital lapel microphone which plugs into the data socket of my iPhone 6. That produces a much better recording.
Milton Friedman's TV series "Free to Choose" on YouTube.
The Conservative Muslim Forum's website.
The ethnic make up of Britain's Muslims, as shown in 2011 census.
|All categories: Ethnic group||2,706,066|
|White: English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British||77,272|
|White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller||378|
|White: Other White||131,056|
|Mixed/multiple ethnic group: Total||102,582|
|Mixed/multiple ethnic group: White and Black Caribbean||5,384|
|Mixed/multiple ethnic group: White and Black African||15,681|
|Mixed/multiple ethnic group: White and Asian||49,689|
|Mixed/multiple ethnic group: Other Mixed||31,828|
|Asian/Asian British: Total||1,830,560|
|Asian/Asian British: Indian||197,161|
|Asian/Asian British: Pakistani||1,028,459|
|Asian/Asian British: Bangladeshi||402,428|
|Asian/Asian British: Chinese||8,027|
|Asian/Asian British: Other Asian||194,485|
|Black/African/Caribbean/Black British: Total||272,015|
|Black/African/Caribbean/Black British: African||207,201|
|Black/African/Caribbean/Black British: Caribbean||7,345|
|Black/African/Caribbean/Black British: Other Black||57,469|
|Other ethnic group: Total||290,289|
|Other ethnic group: Arab||178,195|
|Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group||112,094|
British Muslims as a percentage of the population, by age group.
|Muslims as % of total age group|
|Age 0 to 4||9.1%|
|Age 5 to 7||9.2%|
|Age 8 to 9||8.9%|
|Age 10 to 14||7.5%|
|Age 16 to 17||6.4%|
|Age 18 to 19||6.0%|
|Age 20 to 24||6.3%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.1%|
|Age 30 to 34||7.3%|
|Age 35 to 39||6.1%|
|Age 40 to 44||4.4%|
|Age 45 to 49||2.9%|
|Age 50 to 54||2.7%|
|Age 55 to 59||2.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||1.4%|
|Age 65 to 69||1.3%|
|Age 70 to 74||1.5%|
|Age 75 to 79||1.3%|
|Age 80 to 84||0.8%|
|Age 85 and over||0.4%|
The demographic shape of the Muslim and non-Muslim populations of England & Wales. Both sets of bars add up to 100%. Their relative heights show the shape of the two populations.
Muslims by constituency on the Conservative Muslim Forum website
"Degrees of Separation – Ethnic minority voters and the Conservative Party" by Lord Ashcroft
General Election 2015 and the ethnic minority vote - Summary of key findings by Survation for British Future May 2015
"The Conservative Party, racial equality and national identity" - my book chapter for Demos.
My article "The Conservative Party's need to exorcise Enoch Powell's ghost"
My article "UK political party differences in selecting BME Parliamentary candidates"