Monday, July 28, 2008

Extremist Students

Another indication that the minority of Muslims who are "extremists" is not quite so tiny as the media and government would have us believe.

Nearly one third of Muslim students believe it can be acceptable to kill in the name of religion, according to a survey published yesterday.

It also found that 40 per cent want to see the introduction of Islamic sharia law in Britain, 40 per cent think it wrong for Muslim men and women to mix freely together, and 33 per cent want to see a worldwide Islamic government based on sharia law.

While 32 per cent justified killing in the name of religion if the religion was under attack, 60 per cent of students active in Islamic societies did so. Four per cent thought killing to promote religion was permissible.

Next time you hear some politician talk about poverty or ignorance as a cause of extremism, bear these results in mind.

1 comment:

BobG said...

I have a nasty feeling there is going to be a civil war in the UK in the near future.