Four out of five Victorians do not trust the Islamic faith, alarming new research for the state government has revealed.
A survey, conducted by an international consulting company, has found only 17 per cent of the general population trust Islam and a majority of Victorians believe a face veil "inhibits social inclusion".
More than 3000 Victorians who were surveyed rated Islam as the least-trusted institution.
Senior figures in the Victorian Government are worried this antipathy towards Islam has helped fuel the rise of extreme right views. [Herald Sun] Read more