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Large Support for Far-Right and Islamophobia in UK
  According to the largest identity and extremism survey conducted in the UK, a disturbingly large amount of British people would support an anti immigration English nationalist party if it was not associated with violence.
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Sunday 27 February 2011 13:57
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Large Support for Far-Right and Islamophobia in UK
BFnews: The results of the poll suggest that 48% of the British population would consider supporting an anti-immigration party pledging to challenge Islamic extremism.

A report by the Searchlight Educational Trust, the anti-fascist charity that commissioned the poll, said: This is not because British people are more moderate, but simply because their views have not found a political articulation.

According to the survey, 39% of Asian Britons, 34% of white Britons and 21% of black Britons wanted all immigration into the UK to be stopped permanently, or at least until the economy improved. 52% of those surveyed agreed with the statement that Muslims create problems in the UK.

The poll showed that the majority of people were keen to be allowed to openly criticise religion, with 60% believing they should be allowed to say whatever they believe about religion, but in contrast, ironically only 42% said people should be allowed to say whatever they believe about race.

Anti-racism campaigners said the findings proved Britain's main political parties were losing touch with public opinion on issues of identity and race. There is now a fear that the support for a far-right party in Britain could surpass that in countries such as France, Austria and even the Netherlands.

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Source : Islam Times