If you’ve ever wondered what our muslim neighbours think about things like freedom, democracy, Western values and their new home here in Wales, the results of these polls may be of interest to you.
Of course many muslims are good decent people and may make good neighbours, but the values inherent in Islam are concerning.
The religion of peace contains a supremacist political ideology and remains opposed to many of our values of including freedom of expression and democratic principles.
If nothing else, the result of these polls shows we need to start start an open and frank discussion with our muslim neighbours. We also need to get firm on practices in the muslim community, such as female genital mutilation (which is on the rise in Wales) and reassert our values of common decency.
But the dialogue has to start. It is no longer acceptable to pander to the victim card being played, or give false praise of ‘cultural diversity.’
Violence in Defense of Islam
Policy Exchange: One third of muslims in Britain believe anyone who leaves Islam should be killed
Center for Social Cohesion: One third of muslim students in Britain support killing for Islam
NOP Research: 78% of muslims in Britain support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons;
NOP Research: Hardcore Islamists comprise 9% of the muslim population in Britain;
Another 29% would “aggressively defend” Islam;
GfK NOP: 28% of muslims in Britain want the UK to be an Islamic state
ICM Poll: 40% of muslims in Britain want Sharia in the UK
NOP Research: 68% of muslims in Britain support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam;
BBC Poll: 1 in 10 muslims in Britain support killing a family member over “dishonor”.
95% of honor killings in Europe are perpetrated by muslim fathers and brothers or their proxies.
ICM Poll: 20% of muslims in Britain sympathize with 7/7 bombers
NOP Research: 1 in 4 muslims in Britain say 7/7 bombings were justified
2017 postscript: This post was first published in 2012 and most of the poll results are over 5 years old. Has things improved since then? Or gotten worse?