Muslims Surveyed

Almost 50 per cent of UK Muslims would consider becoming a suicide bomber if they lived in the Palestinian territories, according to a new poll released this week.

The survey, carried out for the Guardian newspaper, also revealed that 13 per cent of those questioned believed that further attacks on the US by terrorist groups would be justified.

Forty-seven per cent said they agreed with the Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Tonge’s statement that she could imagine becoming a suicide terrorist if forced to live under the same conditions as Palestinians.

Only 15 per cent of a sample of non-Muslim Britons agreed with the same statement, with 78 per cent disagreeing.

The poll also found that 80 per cent of UK Muslims believed the military campaign against Iraq had been unjustified, and 55 per cent believe their community’s relations with non-Muslims had deteriorated since the war began.

Muslims Surveyed

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