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Media Outlets Desperate To Debunk Poll Showing 540,000 UK Muslims Have 'Sympathy' With Syrian Jihadis Guy Bent
by Guy Bentley
A poll in The United Kingdom's Sun newspaper has sparked a furious debate over the level of support for ISIS and has sent several media outlets into a tailspin of denial, questioning the poll's methodology.
The most controversial part of the poll was a figure showing 20 percent of respondents had sympathy with those who left the UK to fight in Syria, with five percent saying they had "a lot of sympathy" and 15 percent said they had "some sympathy." There are 2.7 million Muslims living in the UK.
The number of British Muslims who have sympathy for those who go and take up arms in Syria has actually fallen from 28 percent back in March. The results also mean that a massive majority of Muslims in the UK have no sympathy for those who go to fight in Syria whatsoever.
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