Nash-Jones slams on LibertyLive attempts to downplay the danger of radical interpretations of Islam.
While defending liberty of conscience and freedom of religion, he states that such expression need be peaceful and references Policy Exchange surveys which state that a third of British Muslims are fundamentalists who would have gays murdered. Nash-Jones calls for stronger support of the work of Maajid Nawaz (of the Quilliam foundation) who promotes moderate Islam and integration.
Surveys referenced by Nash-Jones on LibertyLive:
Policy Exchange: One third of British Muslims believe anyone who leaves Islam should be killed
Policy Exchange: 61% of British Muslims want homosexuality punished
Pew Research (2013): Over half of Muslims surveyed believed that honor killings over sex were at least partially justified.
Half (49%) believe Muslim clerics preaching that violence against the west can be justified are out of touch with mainstream Muslim opinion, while 45% disagree.
Policy Exchange (2016): 48% if British Muslims would not report a person “linked to terror.”
ICM (2016): 2 in 3 Muslims in Britain would not report terror plot to police.
ICM Poll: 40% of British Muslims want Sharia in the UK
Center for Social Cohesion: 40% of British Muslim students want Sharia
Policy Exchange (2016): 40% of British Muslims want Sharia