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Submitted by ed (United States), Jul 12, 2006 at 22:14

Daniel Pipes:

At the end of your article you say more than half of British Muslims want Islamic law, but your article's numbers don't seem to say that. They say 40% want Islamic law in predominantly Muslim areas, and 61% want shariah to settle civil cases between Muslims. 32% want to end the West by non-violent means, and 7% by violent means. So I don't quite get how you got to the "over half" assessment.

The figures you report are sufficient, in my book, to justify stoppage of Muslim immigration to the West.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Here is the paragraph in question:

Muslims widely state that Shariah should reign in Britain. Forty percent approve of Shariah being applied in predominantly Muslim areas, and 61% want Shariah courts to settle civil cases among Muslims. All of 58% want those who criticize or insult Islam to face criminal prosecution. Schools should be prohibited from banning female pupils from wearing the hijab, say 55%, while 88% insist that schools and work places should accommodate Muslim prayer times

That looks to me, overall, to be over 50%.

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