Telegraph poll on attitudes towards British Muslims

A YouGov poll for the Telegraph finds that only 23% of people believe that “practically all British Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding citizens who deplore the bombings as much as everyone else”. A further 64% believe while that the “great majority” of British Muslims are peaceful, there is a “dangerous minority” willing to support or engage in terrorism. Another 10% believe that a “large proportion” of British Muslims “are prepared to condone or even carry out acts of terrorism”. Furthermore, 81% believe that “the threat is so serious that the authorities should act against suspected terrorists even if they have not committed any offence”.