60% of MUSLIMS say KILLING for RELIGION could be JUSTIFIED.
Muslim students who say it is right to kill for Religion
Social Affairs Correspondent.
[Daily Mail-Monday, July 28, 2008]
NEARLY one third of Muslim students believe it can be acceptable to kill in the name of
according to a survey published yesterday.
It also found that 40% want to see the introduction of
ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW
Think it wrong for Muslim men and women to mix freely together.
Want to see a world-wide
The findings were described by researchers at the
CENTRE for SOCIAL COHESION
which commissioned the poll, as
BUT a prominent Muslim student group called the report 'weak and unrepresentative' and said it undermined' positive work carried out by
The Centre for Social Cohesion founded last year to study religion and toleration, has drawn attention to the extremist influence of Islamic societies and study centres at
The survey was based on a
1,400 STUDENTS , 600 of them Muslim, at 12 universities with influential Islamic societies.
These included eight in London, among them the London School of Economics, Imperial College, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester.
It found that a large minority of Muslim students express views that are strongly socially conservative or which suggest
THEY ARE OPEN TO EXTREMIST THINKING.
JUSTIFIED KILLING IN THE NAME OF RELIGION
if the religion was under attack.
of students active in Islamic societies did so.
KILLING TO PROMOTE RELIGION
More than half
ISLAMIC POLITICAL PARTY
to stand up for
MUSLIMS at WESTMINSTER.
There was strong criticism of the
of Muslims said
THEY HAD LOST RESPECT FOR IT.
of Muslim students said their
RESPECT FOR BRITISH SOCIETY
had grown because of the negative public reaction to the
Report author Hannah Stuart said:
'These findings are deeply alarming. Students in higher education are the future leaders of their communities, yet significant numbers of them appear to hold beliefs which contravene
LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
'These results are deeply embarrassing for those who have said that there is no extremism in
Miss Stuart, also said that ministers should be wary about treating university Islamic societies as representative because their members appeared to be more extreme than other Muslim students.
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies called the survey mischievous.
It's president Faisal Hanjra said:
'This is another damning attack on the Muslim community by elements within the academic arena whose only purpose seems to be the undermining of sincere efforts by mainstream Muslim organisations to tackle the threat of terror which the wider society faces.'
'The report is methodologically weak, it is unrepresentative and above all serves only to undermine the positive work carried out by Islamic societies across the country.'
CONCERNS over extremism among the
have grown alongside the spread of radical groups including
organisation which Tony Blair said in 2005
SHOULD BE BANNED.
Terrorists who have passed through British universities include Kafeel Ahmed, who died after driving a burning vehicle into a Glasgow airport terminal last year, and Jawad Akbar, jailed for life in April 2007 for conspiring to attack shopping malls and nightclubs. he was said to have becopme involved in militancy while a student at Brunel University.
-THE STUDENTS VIEWS
[The Governments answer is to give Islamic organisations financial assistance whilst ignoring the Christian majority. How can they justify such measures when they are supporting an
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