A new poll by The Financial Times reveals that in Western countries France is the most at ease with its Muslim population while Britons are the most suspicious compared.
The survey of 6,398 people in the six Western countries, found that most French would accept if their child wanted to marry a Muslim and were most likely to say they had Muslim friends. It also found that most French believe that French Muslims had been the victims of unjustified criticism and prejudice. On the other hand Britons view Muslims with more suspicions than other Europeans or Americans. British Muslims, estimated at nearly 2 million, have been at the eye of the storm since the 7/7 London bombings. The recent failed London and Glasgow plots, vehemently condemned by British Muslims, only added insult to injury.
The poll found that 59 percent of British respondents thought it possible to be both a Muslim and a Briton. A British study found that the Western media and film industry for perpetuating Islamophobia and prejudice by demonizing Muslims and Arabs as violent, dangerous and threatening people.