British Link Muslims To Terrorism, Reject Syrian Refugees, Poll Finds

…. The survey, commissioned by the United Kingdom charity Islamic Relief, asked around 6,640 people what ideas they connected with Muslims. “Terrorism” was the most popular response, followed by “faith,” “mosque,” “Koran” and “religious.” Equally as many respondents answered the question with “extremist” or “misogynist” as did with “Allah,” Mohammed” or “prayer.”

This could indicate that Britons’ views on Islam are becoming more negative, Jehangir Malik, Islamic Relief’s director, told the Telegraph.

“The results of this poll are extremely worrying because they show that public attitudes towards Muslims are hugely negative, and attitudes towards refugees have hardened significantly,” Malik said. “It’s time we celebrated the role British Muslims play as part of the solution rather than demonizing the Muslim community as part of the problem.”

The YouGov poll also found 42 percent of Britons do not think the U.K. should accept refugees from the conflict in the Middle East. This was a jump from the 31 percent of people who said they disagreed with welcoming refugees in a similar 2014 poll. [International Business Times] Read more