Quarter of British Muslims have sympathy for motives behind Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, new survey reveals 

More than one in four British Muslims say they have “some sympathy” with the motives of the Charlie Hebdo killers, according to a new poll.

Baroness Warsi, who was the minister for faith until last summer when she resigned over the government’s policy on the Gaza conflict, described the findings of the ComRes survey for the BBC as “worrying”.

Other revelations from the poll included that 14% of Muslims said they would leave Britain if they could and live elsewhere, with almost half (46%) saying that anti-Muslim prejudice made living in the UK difficult.

Also, only 55% of respondents believed that the Muslim Council of Britain adequately represented the views of Muslims in the country.

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