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British Muslims oppose cartoons reprisal attacks, BBC poll finds

A BBC poll suggests that an overwhelming majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images of the Prophet Muhammad.

A thousand people of Muslim faith were surveyed in the weeks that followed the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

The poll also found that 1 in 4 Muslims have some sympathy with the motives behind those shootings.

However - nearly half said they felt the UK was becoming less tolerant of Muslims, and prejudice against Islam was making it more difficult for them.

Sima Kotecha reports.

  • 25 Feb 2015
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