Muslim students’ police distrust

The higher education minister says he is “extremely worried” by a Muslim student survey showing one in 10 would not warn the police of a terror attack. Bill Rammell called for a “mature debate” about the attitudes and grievances expressed by young Muslims. But he welcomed the finding that an “overwhelming majority of students have a distinct affinity to Britain”.

Muslim students spoke of the prejudice and hostility they had experienced since the London terror attacks. And they said the student survey revealed that fears over extremism on campus were “grossly exaggerated” – with 96% of Muslim students unequivocally condemning political violence.

BBC News, 21 September 2005