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Quarter of British Muslims Sympathise With Charlie Hebdo Terrorists


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Gillian
- 1541 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Some 27 per cent of British Muslims sympathise with Paris gunmen, while more than one in ten say satirical cartoons "deserve" to be attacked



   

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Gillian M (11)
Friday February 27, 2015, 9:05 am
Some 27 per cent of British Muslims sympathise with Paris gunmen, while more than one in ten say satirical cartoons "deserve" to be attacked

One in four British Muslims sympathise with terrorists behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a new poll shows.

A poll reveals how a significant minority of Muslims endorse terrorist atrocities against those who mock the Prophet Mohammed.

Some 27 per cent of British Muslims said they have "some sympathy for the motives behind the attacks" on the Paris magazine, according to polling by ComRes for the BBC.

A further 32 per cent said they were not surprised by the attacks. Some 11 per cent said that magazines which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed "deserve to be attacked."

And only 68 per cent of British Muslims said that attacks on the publishers of images of the Prophet are "never" justified, while 24 disagreed.

A strong majority - 78 per cent - said they find depictions of the Prophet "deeply offensive to me personally".

Some 12 people were killed and 11 wounded in an attack by two Islamist terrorists at the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. The magazine had published satirical images of the Prophet.

At the same time, the polling shows a high degree of loyalty to Britain, with 95 per cent saying they feel loyal, and 93 per cent saying British laws should always be obeyed.

However, some 20 per cent say Western society is incompatible with Islam, 46 per cent say British is becoming less tolerant of Muslims and prejudice against Islam makes it "very difficult" being Muslim in Britain. Of those polled, 35 per cent said they did not feel British people trust Muslims.

Baroness Warsi, the former Foreign Office minister, said the level of sympathy for the motives behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks was "worrying".

She said the decision to abandon an annual survey of different communities across the UK as part of cost-cutting had left Whitehall without the comparative detail needed to understand sentiment.

"One of the problems we have had in relation to good policy-making around our minority communities is that it has become headline-driven, it has become sensationalist and it is therefore not dealing with the long-term problem in a calm way."

PLEASE GO TO ARTICLE TO SEE POLL RESULTS
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 27, 2015, 11:36 am
That's scary.

People ignored Nazis the same way, until it became too late.
 

ALLEN G (19)
Friday February 27, 2015, 12:44 pm
25 % oppenly support terror , most of the remaining 75 % also do but do not admit to it .
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 27, 2015, 12:56 pm
The question that wasn't asked: How many realize there are ways to deal with a situation like Hebdo without immediately resorting to terrorism and violence.
 

Stan B (123)
Friday February 27, 2015, 7:58 pm
I agree Allen. The 27% figure is much lower than the real one.
 

Shil O (0)
Friday February 27, 2015, 11:15 pm
"Baroness Warsi, the former Foreign Office minister, said the level of sympathy for the motives behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks was "worrying".

Worrying in the sense that so many mohammedans spoke the truth instead of taqiyya
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday February 28, 2015, 3:03 pm
Hmmmmm
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 28, 2015, 11:17 pm
that means 3/4 of them don't. Let's put things in perspective
 

Gillian M (11)
Sunday March 1, 2015, 6:44 am
Catherine, 27% is 27% too many. Supporting terrorism and murders is not what we want in a civilised society. I get cheesed when I see cartoons of abuse against Christians, Jews or any other group but it has never occurred to me to murder the artist. Of course, if you feel that way..........
 

pam w (139)
Sunday March 1, 2015, 7:25 am
"Of those polled, 35 per cent said they did not feel British people trust Muslims. "

++++++++++++++++ Wonder why THAT might be?
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 1, 2015, 2:01 pm
I agree with Allen, I ink much more than that agree.
 

Julie W (33)
Sunday March 1, 2015, 4:36 pm
"However, some 20 per cent say Western society is incompatible with Islam"

Then why the hell did they move there? Surely they knew that already?
 

Stan B (123)
Sunday March 1, 2015, 10:17 pm
Good question, Julie. The answer quite simply is that they want to take over the world.
 

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Monday March 2, 2015, 12:58 am
You guys are idiots, you all who fight for your religion, I can promise you that no one comes to any heaven or another life after death, it just gets pitch black.

Live now, be kind to each other and love one another!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Peace and Understanding + Happiness
 

pam w (139)
Monday March 2, 2015, 8:00 am
Inge...I don't know how to love the barbarians who behead innocent people, stone women for ''crimes'' which have no real meaning, who sew up the genitals of little girls, whose ''holy'' books advise them how to deceive anyone not of their religion......and on and on and on.

I don't know how to ''love'' them and I know they certainly will not ''love'' me!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 2, 2015, 9:50 pm
ISIS is the face of an un-adultered and original Islam.
 

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Monday March 2, 2015, 11:27 pm
Pam@
You can change the world with love, try!!!
Give love and you get love back, if you give hate then you know that what happens, right?

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

THINK LOVE; BE LOVE!!!
 

Stan B (123)
Tuesday March 3, 2015, 1:13 am
Only one idiot here Inge. I'd love to pack you off to visit our ISIS friends and see what good your love does.
 

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Tuesday March 3, 2015, 1:55 am
Stan@
We can go along and meet your ISIS friends.
it's still nice that you would LOVE to pack me off......

it just gets pitch black.

Love
 
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