This ComRes poll for the BBC found that
-11% of Muslims in Britain feel sympathetic towards people who want to fight against western interests
-45% disagreed that Muslim clerics who preached that violence against the west can be justified were out of touch with mainstream Muslim opinion.
-24% disagreed that acts of violence against thise who publish images of the prophet can never be justified.
Time for good old Britannia to wake up, perhaps?
Queen Elizabeth I deported all Muslim moors from the country already in 1596 which is perhaps why Britain never faced the same destiny of total takeover as medieval Spain:
In 1596, Queen Elizabeth I issued an “open letter” to the Lord Mayor of London, announcing that “there are of late divers blackmoores brought into this realme, of which kinde of people there are allready here to manie,” and ordering that they be deported from the country, documents in the National Archive show. [ref: Emily C. Bartels (April 2006). “Too Many Blackamoors: Deportation, Discrimination, and Elizabeth I”. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 46 (2). Rice University: 305–322.]
Poll of 1,000 Muslims in Britain for BBC Radio 4 Today
- More than two in five (46%) feel that being a Muslim in Britain is difficult due to prejudice against Islam.
- Almost all Muslims living in Britain feel a loyalty to the country (95%). Just 6% say they feel a disloyalty.
- Nine in ten (93%) British Muslims believe that Muslims in Britain should always obey British laws.
- One in four (27%) British Muslims say they have some sympathy for the motives behind the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
- However, two thirds (68%) say acts of violence against those who publish images of the Prophet can never be justified while a quarter (24%) disagree.
- Muslim women are more likely than men to feel unsafe in Britain.
- One in nine (11%) British Muslims feel sympathetic towards people who want to fight against western interests while 85% do not.
- Half (49%) believe Muslim clerics preaching that violence against the west can be justified are out of touch with mainstream Muslim opinion, while 45% disagree.
25th February 2015
BBC Radio 4 Today
ComRes interviewed 1,000 Muslims living in Britain aged 18+ by telephone between 26th January and 20th February. Data were weighted to be representative of the known population. Sample was drawn from two sources, as outlined below:
- National Random Digit Dialing (RDD) Surveys: A database collected from national, RDD surveys where respondents identified as being Muslim who were happy to be re-contacted for research.
- Super Output Areas: RDD sample was drawn based on the Office for National Statistics’ Output Areas – the statistical regions created by the Office for National Statistics that are the lowest geographical level at which census estimates are provided – in order to determine the Middle Layer Super Output Areas that have the highest density and incidence of BME adults (18+).