One in three people think Islam is a threat to their way of life

More than a third of British people believe Islam is a threat to their way of life, new figures have revealed. A report published by anti-racism group Hope not Hate found that an enormous 35% of people thought the religion was a threat and just 30% thought it was compatible. In the same poll, a quarter of English people said the believed that Islam is ‘a dangerous religion that incites violence’.

Of 1,000 people surveyed, 49% of 2017 Conservative voters think that Islam is incompatible to the British way of life and 47% think there are no go areas in Britain where sharia law dominates and non-Muslims cannot enter

…. Speaking to, Safya Khan-Ruf from HOPE not hate, said: ‘Islamophobia has crept into the heart of the Conservative party – and the party seems to be in denial about the problems they face. ‘Candidates, activists and even leading members have expressed Islamophobic views, without repercussions. ‘Our huge 2018 YouGov survey of more than 10,000 respondents showed that when asked if Islam was generally compatible with the British way of life, just under half of the Conservative voters agreed it was a threat, compared to 22% of Labour voters.’ [] Read more