From the Daily Mail:
British Muslims disagree with the rest of the country on a range of key issues such as sexuality, freedom of speech and polygamy, according to new research.
A poll carried out by ICM discovered that more than half of Muslims disagree with homosexuality being legal in Britain, while a quarter support Sharia law being introduced into parts of the country instead of British law.
The full findings will feature in a Channel 4 documentary presented by Trevor Phillips, former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on Wednesday.
Entitled What British Muslims Really Think, the programme will investigate the ‘split’ between Britons who follow Islam and the rest of the population.
Among the most startling findings by the research was the attitude of Muslim men and women to the treatment of wives. A third of those polled said it was acceptable for a British Muslim to keep more than one wife, while 39 per cent said wives should always obey their husbands.
Nearly half of those questioned said it was unacceptable for a gay or lesbian person to teach their child, with the majority also opposing gay marriage.
Former equal rights chief Phillips, who speaks to several members of the Muslim community on their views during the documentary, states that ‘the integration of Muslims will probably be the hardest task’ the country has ever faced. He told The Sunday Times Magazine:
‘I thought Europe’s Muslims would gradually blend into the landscape. I should have known better.