Scotland: In Scotland, 50% see Muslims as ‘cultural threat’ in wake of terrorist attacks

    Over the last three years, the number of Scots who hold discriminatory attitudes towards Muslims has increased. A report titled _Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland’ surveyed around 1,600 people between August 2006 and January 2006. The rise in discriminatory attitudes is cited from an increased feeling of threat following the London subway attacks. According to the report, suspicion of minorities has shifted from skin color, and moved to topics of faith and religion. In addition, the report cited that half of those polled believe the addition of more Muslims will threaten the country’s identity.

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