16% French Support IS Militant Group

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According to a recent poll 16% of French support IS militias in Iraq and Syria.

16% French support IS
16% French support IS

The poll of European attitudes towards the IS militants group, carried out by ICM for Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, revealed that shockingly a 16% of French citizens have a positive opinion of IS. This percentage increases among younger respondents, spiking at 27% for those aged 18-24. One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, according to this poll recently released.

Newsweek’s France Correspondent, Anne-Elizabeth Moutet, was unsurprised by the news. “This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds,” she said, “unemployed to the tune of 40%, who’ve been deluged by satellite TV and internet propaganda.” She pointed to a correlation between support for ISIS and rising anti-Semitism in France, adding that “these are the same people who torch synagogues”.