A new report has revealed worrying levels of antisemitism in Britain’s Muslim community.
The report, authored by Dr Rakib Ehsan, showed that:
- 34% of British Muslims polled thought that Jews have too much control over the global banking system;
- 33% believed that Jews have too much control over the global political leadership; and
- 44% thought that British Jews were more loyal to Israel than to the UK.
All of these figures are considerably higher than polls of the general population conducted by Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The report, published by the Henry Jackson Society, also found that British Muslims who have been university-educated are more likely to hold those antisemitic views, as do British Muslims who attend a mosque more frequently.
The greater likelihood of antisemitic views among university-educated British Muslims suggests that universities, far from cultivating tolerance and understanding, may in fact be incubators of intolerance. Certainly Jewish students have continually found universities to be hotbeds of antisemitism in the UK.
The polling was conducted by Savanta ComRes in late 2019 and surveyed 750 British Muslims.