66% of British Muslims would not give police terror tip-offs

Tuesday 12th April 2016 05:26 EDT
 

Sixty-six per cent of British Muslims would not tip off the police if they thought that somebody close to them had become involved with terrorist sympathisers, according to a poll.

The survey, conducted by ICM, suggests that over 100,000 British Muslims could sympathise with suicide bombers and people who commit other terrorist acts.

The findings are a further proof that the Government’s counter-terrorism programme, Prevent, is failing to provide intelligence to the police from Muslim groups.

A report in The Sunday Times revealed in December that less than a tenth of extremism tip-offs were coming directly from the Muslim community or faith leaders.

Former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, described this revelation as “astonishing” and “troubling”. 

The survey, as reported in The Sunday Times, also found that:

* More than half (52%) of Muslims believed that homosexuality should be illegal in Britian.

* Nearly a quarter (23%) of Muslims wanted Sharia to replace British law in some parts of the country.

* Nearly two in five (39%) Muslims thought that wives should always obey their husbands.

* Nearly one in three (31%) Muslims believed it was acceptable to have more than one wife.

* Five per cent of Muslims sympathised with people who took part in stoning adulterers.

There are 2.7 million Muslims in Britain.

The investigation is further proof that the Government’s counter-terrorism programme, Prevent, is not providing intelligence to the police from Muslim groups. 

Former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, described this revelation as “astonishing” and “troubling”. 


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