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En tredjedel av muslimske studenter ved britiske universiteter rettferdiggjør drap i religionens navn, og 40 prosent støtter introduksjon av sharialover for muslimer i landets lovverk. Det viser en ny undersøkelse fra YouGov. Undersøkelsen fant at ekstrem islamistideologi har stor innflytelse på en betydelig minoritet ved Storbritannias universiteter:

The findings will concern police chiefs, the security services and ministers, who are struggling with radicalisation among Muslim communities.

The YouGov poll was conducted for the Right-wing think tank, the Centre for Social Cohesion, at 12 universities, including Imperial College and Kings College London. It also found:

• 40 per cent support the introduction of sharia into British law for Muslims

• a third back the notion of a worldwide Islamic caliphate (state) based on sharia law

• 40 per feel it is unacceptable for Muslim men and women to mix freely

• 24 per cent do not think men and women are equal in the eyes of Allah

• a quarter have little or no respect for homosexuals.

Although 53 per cent said that killing in the name of religion was never justified, compared with 94 per cent of non-Muslims, 32 per cent said that it was. Of these, 4 per cent said killing could be justified to «promote or preserve» religion, while 28 per cent said it was acceptable if that religion were under attack.

57 prosent av de spurte hadde i tillegg sympati for synspunktet om at muslimske soldater i det britiske militæret bør tillates å reservere seg fra operasjoner i muslimske land.

Rapportens forfattere fant også at de islamske foreningene på universitetene, som opererer under paraplyorganisasjonen the Federation of Student Islamic Societies, utøver sterk innflytelse på mange av Storbritannias 90.000 muslimske studenter. En fjerdedel av dem er medlem av islamske foreninger og disses meninger er ofte de mest ekstreme.

While three-fifths of society members said that killing in the name of religion was acceptable, an equal number of non-member Muslims said it was never justified.

The security services have identified Islamist activism at universities acts as a possible «gateway» to violent extremism. Several terrorists and sympathisers began their extremist careers on campuses.

The authors of the report, «Islam on Campus», lay much of the blame for extremism among Muslim students on the group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which seeks to build a worldwide Islamic state.

YouGov polled 600 Muslim students and 800 non-Muslim students at universities with a high number of Muslims.

Den britiske undersøkelsen viser tilnærmet samme religiøse holdninger blant unge muslimer som en tilsvarende undersøkelse fra det tyske innenriksministeriet. Den ble lagt frem i desember 2007, og viste at hver fjerde unge muslim i Tyskland er parat til å begå religiøs vold.

The Telegraph: Killing for religion is justified, say third of Muslim students

Document: Klare til religiøs vold