British, Muslim and loyal: MCB welcomes Gallup poll findings

Daud Abdullah, Muhammad Abdul Bari, Inayat BunglawalaThe Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the findings of an ongoing poll conducted by Gallup and the Coexist Foundation showing that Muslims in the United Kingdom feel more loyalty towards the country in which they live than the general public believes they do.

The poll reveals a triumph of fact over opinion – it challenges the idea that Muslims have divided loyalties, are separatist and, because of their faith and religiosity, have nothing in common with fellow Britons.

MCB press release, 7 May 2009

The Gallup poll can be consulted (pdf) here.

See also Shelina Zahra Janmohamed’s post at Comment is Free, 7 May 2009