Sunday, February 19, 2006

Poll reveals 40 percent of British Muslims want sharia law in predominantly Muslim areas of Britain

From The Telegraph, Poll reveals 40pc of Muslims want sharia law in UK By Patrick Hennessy and Melissa Kite (Filed: 19/02/2006):

"Four out of 10 British Muslims want sharia law introduced into parts of the country, a survey reveals today."

"The most startling finding is the high level of support for applying sharia law in "predom-inantly Muslim" areas of Britain."

"Forty per cent of the British Muslims surveyed said they backed introducing sharia in parts of Britain, while 41 per cent opposed it."

"50pc said interracial relations were worsening
Overall, the findings depict a Muslim community becoming more radical and feeling more alienated from mainstream society, even though 91 per cent still say they feel loyal to Britain."

"Twenty per cent felt sympathy with the July 7 bombers' motives, and 75 per cent did not. One per cent felt the attacks were "right"."

"Half of the 500 people surveyed said relations between white Britons and Muslims were getting worse. Only just over half thought the conviction of the cleric Abu Hamza for incitement to murder and race hatred was fair."

The poll of 500 people was conducted for The Sunday Telegraph.

In this context also see the following previous posts on this blog regarding previous polls of British Muslims:

More than a quarter of 18- to 24-year-old British muslims said they agreed with the views of jailed hate preacher Abu Hamza

UK poll: 37% of Muslims in Britain think British Jews are a "legitimate target"

British Opinion Surveys From an Islamist Hell

Polls show support for London terrorists among British Muslims