London, Jan.21 (ANI): A shocking 44 percent of Muslims in Britain have said that they would like to be segregated from the rest of society, and be free to develop along separate lines.
According to a poll reported by the Daily Star, religion has replaced race as the biggest equality issue, with six in 10 Brits thinking it is more divisive.
Mass tension have grown following terror attacks from Muslim fanatics, including the 7/7 Tube bombings in 2005.
But critics say that they are angered over the fact that Muslims are refusing to fit into the British way of life.
English Democrats' chairman Robin Tilbrook said: "As far as I'm concerned, what we want to be about is having an integrated society.
"If people don't want to integrate, they shouldn't be here. It's not at all right to have what's really a sort of ghetto situation developing - it's going to lead to trouble," he warned.
"We can't have a single society with lots of different rules." Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said: I'm not surprised because there are already Muslim enclaves all over the country. They keep themselves to themselves anyway," he added.
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission poll found 67 percent of Muslims would not be happy for their child to marry someone of a different religion. But marrying someone from a different race bothers them less, with 61 percent content with the idea.
The shock results come a day after commission chairman Trevor Phillips said Britain was "by far" the least racist country in Europe. The commission said the poll confirmed Brits are "increasingly at ease with racial diversity". (ANI)