Britain's leading Muslim organization is not doing enough to root out anti-Western extremism
A new opinion poll day suggests an overwhelming majority think the Muslim Council of Britain should do more to tackle dangerous radicalism in young Muslims.
The survey, carried out for PR Week magazine, found 78 per cent of people overall, rising to nearly 90 per cent of over-55s, strongly agreed the organisation was not doing enough.
It also found people were split almost 50/50 on whether the organisation was tolerant of Western culture and practices.
Four out of ten of the 1,000 people surveyed thought the MCB was not doing enough to uphold the Muslim faith.
Fifty-four per cent thought the Muslim community needs better representation than it gets from the organisation, but only 36 per cent thought it should continue to qualify for Government funding.
The MCB is an umbrella organisation set up in 1997 to represent more than 250 Muslim organisations from all parts of the UK.
UK: 80% Think Muslim Council Fails In Tackling Extremism