Brits mock The Sun front page using #1in5Muslims hashtag
LONDON — On Monday, The Sun newspaper’s front-page lead claimed that 1 in 5 British Muslims have expressed “sympathy for jihadis” fighting in Syria. The highly-contentious headline has raised some serious questions about The Sun’s interpretation of poll results.
The poll — commissioned by the paper in the wake of the Paris attacks — was conducted via telephone interviews of 1,003 people who identified as British Muslims. Respondents were asked if they felt any sympathy for young Muslims who had left the UK to join militia groups in Syria, and 19% of participants said they felt at least “some sympathy”. Read more…
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