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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:16 PM

 

Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal

39% agreed that “wives should always obey their husbands”

Muslims differ from other Britons on "issues such as homosexuality and women’s rights"

Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, poll finds
Survey for Channel 4

British Muslims are more likely to feel a stronger connection to Britain than the population at large, according to polling, which also found that more than half think that homosexuality should be illegal.

Extensive polling conducted by ICM suggests that in most cases attitudes held by the British Muslim population do not broadly differ from those held by the population at large, but there are significant differences when it comes to some issues such as homosexuality and women’s rights (..)

However, when asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed that homosexuality should be legal in Britain, 18% said they agreed and 52% said they disagreed, compared with 5% among the public at large who disagreed. Almost half (47%) said they did not agree that it was acceptable for a gay person to become a teacher, compared with 14% of the general population.

In a series of questions on the terror threat in Britain, 4% said they sympathised with people who took part in suicide bombings (1% said they completely sympathised and 3% said they sympathised to some extent), and 4% said they sympathised with people who committed terrorist actions as a form of political protest generally.

Nearly a quarter (23%) supported the introduction of sharia law in some areas of Britain, and 39% agreed that “wives should always obey their husbands”, compared with 5% of the country as a whole. Two-thirds (66%) said they completely condemned people who took part in stoning adulterers, and a further 13% condemned them to some extent. Nearly a third (31%) thought it was acceptable for a British Muslim man to have more than one wife, compared with 8% of the wider population.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/11/british-muslims-strong-sense-of-belonging-poll-homosexuality-sharia-law

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Albertoo Apr 2016 OP
jonno99 Apr 2016 #1
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TexasProgresive Apr 2016 #3
trotsky Apr 2016 #4
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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:46 PM

1. “wives should always obey their husbands” I've been working on getting my wife

to go along with this.

No compliance as of yet. So far, all I've figured out is that I need to work on my reflexes - which I've discovered are a tad bit too slow...



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Response to jonno99 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:21 PM

2. I feel your pain

 

Even reminding her I bought her for 10 camels doesn't bring compliance

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:33 PM

3. That's probably a huge improvement over Saudi Muslims.

That's probably close to 99.99%. So living in a free society has changed the minds of half of the Muslims.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:36 AM

4. Secularism will do that to a lot of religious beliefs.

Thank Koresh!

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:05 AM

5. Nice argument from relative deprivation, Mr. Dawkins.

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