Majority of Britons now see Muslims as a threat

According to a YouGov poll, 56% of the people currently believe that Islam is a danger to Western liberal democracy


Web Desk July 04, 2015
British public is more concerned about Muslims than even just after 7/7. PHOTO: EXPRESS UK

According to a YouGov poll, 56% of the people currently believe that Islam is a danger to Western liberal democracy, a significant rise (10 per cent) from the day after the 2005 bombings in London which left 52 dead.

The poll, carried out on behalf of the Huffington Post, also revealed that 79 per cent of people believe an attack on the same scale as 7/7 is likely in Britain in the near future.

Read: Russia sees a threat in its converts to Islam

The July 7 attack, which took a place a decade ago, saw bombs placed on a bus at Tavistock Square and on Tube trains at Edgware Road, Russell Square and Aldgate.

Recent concerns from experts say more extremists than ever now want to carry out an attack on the London Underground.

Independent reviewer of terrorism legislation at the time of 7/7, Lib Dem peer Lord Carlile said, “I believe the emergence of Islamic State (ISIS) has brought about a completely new threat to British civilization.”

Read: Islamic State poses serious threat to Pakistan: FO

37% people voted in favour of having a country made up of different groups which would make it a better place to live while 38% said that it made it worse.

According to the 2005 survey, 62% of Brits believed multiculturalism made the country a better place.

This article originally appeared on Express UK

COMMENTS (6)

sridhar | 6 years ago | Reply The question to ask is: in a multicultural society that UK is, why are muslims the only religious group creating problems? This brings us back to the very nature of Islam which is unable to live in a multi cultural society. Islam seeks to convert everybody to its viewpoint. Those within its fold are told not to join the mainstream. You can see it in London, you can see it in India. Islam is a danger to world peace. World is shrinking due to technology but muslims are unable to find a place in this shrinking world due to their religious beliefs.
Stewart J | 6 years ago | Reply @Ptolemy: "Multiculturalism" does not only mean Muslims. All other cultures are peaceful and live in harmony with their surroundings and indeed contribute to their adopted country.
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