Skip to comments.Britons oppose Muslim veils in schools
Posted on 11/14/2007 7:11:44 PM PST by ddtorquee
Strong opposition to the use of the Muslim veil in schools and face covering in public is revealed today in a new opinion poll for the Evening Standard.
Nearly 90 per cent of respondents say that Muslim teachers should not be allowed to wear a veil when teaching.
And 84 per cent say that Muslim pupils should not be allowed to wear a veil at school.
The survey shows the sharply divided views of Britons on Islam and the contribution of Muslims to life in the capital.
Among the most striking findings are that half believe that Islam is a "generally intolerant" faith and that Muslims are "isolated" from the rest of the community.
At the same time, about 40 per cent hold the opposite opinion, while seven out of 10 believe that Muslims make a positive contribution to the economy.
More than 70 per cent also say that they would be happy to vote for a Muslim as London Mayor.
There is strong opposition, however, to the censorship of images or words that might offend Islamic sensibilities and the idea of making Eid a public holiday.
Almost three-quarters of respondents also blame Islam for the 7 July bombings, although nine per cent say it played no role and a further 13 per cent say its influence was minimal.
The findings are contained in a survey of more than 700 "influentials" - a category including business leaders, innovators, politicians and other prominent individuals - carried out for the Standard by opinion pollsters YouGovStone.
...49 per cent say they regard the religion as a generally intolerant faith.
(Excerpt) Read more at thisislondon.co.uk ...
Maybe it’s not too late for them to grow a pair....
Sorry, but I don't buy it!
After Red Ken? You must be kidding.
The Muslims are on the move in Britain, in a big way, and the Newspapers refuse to write about it.
The Royals have so much money invested in Saudi oil, they keep their mouths shut.
And Gordon Brown has a testicular deficiency second only in history to Neville Chamberlain's.
And the shite WILL hit the fan.
Then we will see if their is anything left of the Heart of Oak.
Brits who can afford it are migrating to the BVI and other former Commonwealth nations.Thats another movement the British papers refuse to write about.
Favored destinations are also Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
I may very well be in denial. It’s possible the whole country is going to hell in a very large hand basket.
Well radical Islam has achieved 51% to their goal. Once they get a larger percentage sucked into their "peaceful" propaganda, then they will be forced to convert the rest with the sword.
No problem for Islam as they have no aversion towards shed blood of innocent "infidels."
Converting the whole world to Islam is the goal. Nothing less will satisfy them
They wear them in my part of San Diego. Making them separate reinforces their isolation and can encourage the other little girls to want one.
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