British Muslims worried about Islamophobia in the UK

LONDON, Jan 25 (Princea Latina) The UK’s Muslim community today expressed concern about the level of Islamophobia prevalent in the country, after it was revealed that it is the second most hated group by the rest of Britons.

The alarm was triggered by a University of Birmingham study backed by YouGoV polls, which reports that 25.9% of Britons have negative feelings toward Muslims, surpassed only by Roma and Irish travelers (44.6%).

The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Zara Mohammed, said these findings show the extent of Islamophobia in the UK.

The research also found that non-Muslim Britons are three times more likely to display prejudice against adherents of Islam than practitioners of other faiths.

Of the more than 1,600 people surveyed, 36.3 per cent said Islam threatens the British way of life, and 57.3 per cent said they supported the Conservative Party.

Such anti-Islam sentiment is also more present among middle and upper class members than among workers, added the survey conducted last July, which took into account the age, gender, social class, political affiliation and educational level of the interviewees to achieve greater representation of the interviewees. the whole community.

The study by the University of Birmingham emerged shortly after a Muslim lawmaker from the ruling Conservative Party said she was sacked from a cabinet position in 2020 because her Cabinet colleagues were uncomfortable with her religious faith.

Following the complaint made by MP Nusrat Ghani in an interview with the Sunday Times, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered an investigation into accusations of Islamophobia against the government.

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