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Half of British Muslims want gay sex banned, claims poll

Joseph McCormick April 10, 2016

The results of a poll have claimed that half of Muslims in Britain want gay sex to be made illegal.

The survey was taken for Channel 4’s ‘What British Muslims Really Think’ programme.

It found that 52 percent of Muslims in the UK think homosexuality should be illegal in the UK.

The survey suggested a “chasm” between views in the Muslim community in Britain and the mainstream opinion of Brits.

Undertaken by ICM, the poll asked over 1,000 British Muslims a range of questions.

As well as over half saying homosexuality should be illegal, 39 percent said that they agreed that “wives should always obey their husbands”.

31 percent said it was acceptable for a man to have multiple wives.

Of the respondents, 23 percent said they wanted the introduction of Shariah law in the UK.

A question of adultery was also asked of respondents, 5 percent of who said they thought stoning was an appropriate punishments for those who commit it.

79 percent of those did say that they were against the use of stoning to punish adulterers.

The survey was interpreted by the former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips.

He said: “The integration of Britain’s Muslims will probably be the hardest task we’ve ever faced.

“It will require the abandonment of the milk-and-water multiculturalism still so beloved of many, and the adoption of a far more muscular approach to integration.”

The Channel 4 programme will air on Channel 4 at 10pm on Wednesday.

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