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Muslim Poll

Fieldwork: December 9th 2005 - December 19th 2005

published by The Times

Demographics

 % % %
Scotland4Male4718-2422
North East2Female5325-3433
North West13 34-4427
Yorks & Humberside8 45-5411
East Midlands8.0 55-644
West Midlands10  65+1
Wales2 Refused1
Eastern3  
Greater London30  
South East16  
South West4  

To what extent are you aware of the following Muslim community groups?

 AwareUnawareNet awareness
 %%%
Muslim Council of Britain633429
Islamic Society of Britain52448
Islamic Human Rights Commission48471
Muslim Association of Britain46504
Tablighi Jamaat4650-4
British Muslim Forum4055-15
Muslim Public Affairs Committee2273-51

To what extent would you say that the following Muslim community groups represent your views?

 Absolutely/Broadly Rarely/Not at all Net


  % % %

Muslim Council of Britain 25 30 -5

Islamic Human Rights Commission 20 32 -12

Muslim Association of Britain 19 32 -13

Islamic Society of Britain 17 32 -15

British Muslim Forum 15 32 -17

Tablighi Jamaat15 38-23

Muslim Public Affairs Committee 10 39 -29

How far would you say you agree with the general statements or teachings of the following Muslim leaders?

 Very much/ Somewhat agreeVery much/Somewhat disagreeNet
 %%%
Yusuf Islam49544
Tariq Ramadan17611
Iqbal Sacranie201010
Hamza Yusuf27189
Sheikh Zaki Badawi20137
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi18117
Azzam Tamimi1275
Omar Bakri Mohammed1727-10
Abu Hamza Al-Masri1330-17

The Muslim Council of Britain refuses to support National Holocaust Memorial day, which commemorates the murder of Jews and others who suffered under Nazi persecution as well as recent genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  %
The Muslim community should participate in Holocaust Memorial Day31
The Muslim community should not participate because of the way Israel is treating the Palestinians21
The Muslim community should not participate for other reasons20
The Muslim community should not participate because the day does not take into account suffering by Muslims12
The Muslim community should not participate because the Holocaust did not actually happen4
The Muslim community should not participate in Holocaust Memorial Day56
DK/ Refused 13

Thinking about the Jewish community in Britain, how far do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 Very much/ Somewhat agreeVery much/Somewhat disagreeNet
 %%%
The always defend the state of Israel whether its actions are right or wrong582038
They have no interest in the plight of the Palestinian people572136
They have too much influence over the direction of UK foreign policy531934
They are in league with the Freemasons to control the media and politics462224
They are legitimate targets as part of the ongoing struggle for justice in the Middle East37352

To what extent do you trust what you hear or read about what is going on in the Middle East from the following sources of information?

 A great deal/SomewhatNot really/Not at allNet
 %%%
English language Muslim channels (e.g. Islam TV)681553
British-based Muslim press (e.g. Muslim Weekly/Q News)492128
Clerics at your local Mosque
573027
The BBC583919
Arabic language satellite channels (e.g. Al Manar)392217
Arabic language press
372512
National newspapers in Britain4252-10

Do you think that the state of Israel has the right to exist?

Yes52
No30
Don't Know18

Are there any circumstances under which you think that suicide bombings can ever be justified in the following places?

%UK Israel ChechnyaIraq
Yes7161315
No77666869
Don't Know/Refused16181916

Are there any circumstances under which you think that suicide bombings can ever be justified against these following types of people?

%CiviliansMilitaryPoliceGovernmentbuildings/workers
Yes721119
No75596972
Don't Know/Refused18191919
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