More than half of British people want Muslims racially profiled

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More than half of British people want Muslims and Arabs to be racially profiled, a new survey shows.

An Arab News/YouGov poll, "UK attitudes toward the Arab world", shows 55 percent of the 2100 surveyed agree with using someone's ethnicity as grounds for suspecting they may have committed an offence.

Only 24 percent of those surveyed disagreed, and the other 21 percent were unsure.

However, an overwhelming 81 percent of respondents said they had "limited knowledge" about the Arab world.

More than a quarter linked Arab culture to extremism.

Four terror attacks in the UK have been linked to Islamic extremists this year, and three-quarters of those surveyed believe Islamophobia in Britain is worsening.