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