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01 February, 2011 1 min read

UK support for terrorism

A third of all Muslim students at 30 British universities believe that killing in the name of Islam is acceptable.

The survey, carried out by the Centre for Social Cohesion (CfCS), found that 32 per cent of Muslim students in the UK thought that it was acceptable to kill in the name of Islam, while 40 per cent want Sharia law to be established in the UK.

Of the 32 per cent who believe that killing in the name of Islam is acceptable, 28 per cent said that killing could be justified ‘only if the religion was under attack’, and 4 per cent supported killing ‘in order to promote and preserve that religion’.

According to the survey, of the 40 per cent who supported the establishment of Sharia law in the UK, 33 per cent said they want to see the introduction of a worldwide caliphate based on Sharia law. The overwhelming majority supported the introduction of Sharia into British law for Muslims.

The survey also found that 54 per cent of respondents wanted a Muslim party to represent their worldview in parliament. Earlier last year, a survey by the CfCS found there were 124 individuals convicted of Islamic terrorism offences in the UK. Some 69 per cent of the acts carried out between 1999 and 2009 were by British citizens. Almost a third of those had attended university.

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