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Initial limited mosque availability meant that prayers were conducted in small rooms of council flats until the 1980s when more and larger facilities became available.Some synagogues and community buildings were turned into mosques and existing mosques began to expand their buildings.The vast majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom live in England: 2,660,116 (5.02% of the population).76,737 Muslims live in Scotland (1.45%), 45,950 in Wales (1.50%), and 3,832 in Northern Ireland (0.21%).See Islam in England for more information on Muslims in England prior to the United Kingdom's founding in 1707.Bengal (now Bangladesh and West Bengal), an affluent province of Mughal India with a Muslim majority and Hindu minority, and globally dominant in industries such as textile manufacturing and shipbuilding, was conquered by the British East India Company at the Battle of Plassey in 1757.
The publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses in 1988 caused major controversy.
Several large cities have one area that is a majority Muslim even if the rest of the city has a fairly small Muslim population.
In addition, it is possible to find small areas that are almost entirely Muslim: for example, Savile Town in Dewsbury.
The remainder of white Muslims are converts and mostly identified themselves as White British and White Irish.
Islam is the third-largest religious group of British Indian people, after Hinduism and Sikhism.