Third of all Brits view Islam as a threat to ‘British way of life’, new report claims

Third of all Brits view Islam as a threat to 'British way of life', new report claims

A THIRD of Brits think Islam threatens the British way of life, a fresh report has revealed.
According to anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate, Islamophobia is entrenched into British society.
Alamy A third of Brits think Islam threatens the British way of life, shocking new research has revealed
35 per cent of those polled in July said they thought Islam was a threat to the British way of life, and the number of Tory voters was even higher.
The charity’s State of Hate report showed that the terror attacks on Britain in 2017 had had a negative impact on how people viewed Muslims.
In another poll in August 30 per cent said they would try and stop proposals to build a mosque near where they live.
Shockingly, 31 per cent of Brits think there are “no go areas in Britain where Shaira law dominated and non-Muslims cannot enter”.
Nick Lowells from Hope Not Hate said today: ““Our latest polling reveals a disturbing level of anti-Muslim prejudice and discourse running through society, with a third of people saying they believe there are Muslim-run ‘no go’ zones, and rising antisemitism on the Left which we have exposed in a new investigation.”
The study also showed that left-wing anti-Semitism is a “very real problem” in Britain today – on the same day that seven Labour MPs quit the party naming anti-Semitism as one of the main reasons.
“A large number engage in conspiratorial anti-Semitism and use anti-Semitic tropes, especially in relation to supposed Jewish power and an even larger group,” the report said.
Jewish MP Luciana Berger said today she was “embarrassed and ashamed” at the anti-Jew hate that had been allowed to exist in the party, and she was quitting to be part of it.
Labour is still not doing enough to stop the hatred, the report said, and a large group are denying the problem exists, dismissing it as a right-wing or Zionist smear.
“The inability of the Labour Party leadership is particularly chilling when the Labour Party and the left in general hold values of equality and anti-racism as core to their identity,” it added.
Thousands of online accounts were peddling such hate, it said, and 170,000 Google searched with anti-Semitic content are made every year in the UK.
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Far-right hothead Tommy Robinson also continues to have an influence on British politics, as half of Brits have now heard of him.
A third of those who have, have seen one of his views of on social media too.
The extreme far right is becoming younger and even more extreme, the report said, and is successfully tapping into the political rage that is prevalent in today’s society.
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