I found this BBC programme on young black british converts to Islam fascinating. The claim that
Yet in the last 20 years, Islam has arguably become the fastest growing religion among black people in Britain and at a time when the UK appears more disunited over faith, ethnicity and identity than ever before.
is overstated for dramatic effect, but I can anecdotally testify to young black men seeing Islam as an attractive alternative to their Pentecostal church background. The documentary doesn’t go too far into the whys and hows of this, but I’m getting the book based on the research so I’ll try to post more when I’ve read through it.