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More than 42 Million Muslims support ISIS and their support is growing

The Islamic State terror group is supported by more than 42million Muslims, a new report has warned.

By Tom Parfitt, Express UK
PUBLISHED: 03:32, Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Mural of ISIS flag
A shocking report shows 42million Muslims around the world support ISIS

If we don’t act quickly, this is still going to grow
Ryan Mauro

The study, based on four recent polls, reveals the shocking level of support for the caliphate around the world.

Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project, which carried out the research, warned that “ISIS is only a fraction of what it could potentially become”.

He said: “If we don’t act quickly, this is still going to grow – and what we’re looking at today is going to look like the good old days compared to the future.”

More than 8.5million people view ISIS positively, and around 42million view them somewhat positively, according to the data.

Last week the group marked its first anniversary with a series of deadly terror attacks across three continents since last Friday.At least 30 Britons are feared to have been slaughtered by Islamist gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in Tunisia.The victims included a former professional footballer, a man celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary and a young photographer.

In April a survey revealed that more than a third of British Muslims blame police and MI5 for the radicalisation of young people.

The poll also found that one of four had sympathy for those who travel to war-torn Syrian to fight alongside terror groups such ISIS.

But sympathy for those leaving the UK to join the terrorists was highest among female Muslims.

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