MUSLIMS who don't like British society should leave, says the head of Bournemouth's main mosque.

Majid Yasin, director of Bournemouth Islamic Centre, believes some people are confusing culture with religion, after a survey revealed growing radicalism among young Muslims.

A national poll found support for Islamic schools, Sharia law and veil wearing in public is much stronger among young Muslims than their parents.

But Mr Yasin said: "Many Muslims bring their own traditions here from their home countries.

"But if people are living here they should respect this society and this country and not try to create a different society or culture.

"Some people use the freedom here in the wrong way. By all means respect your traditions, but not by force.

"For example, there is no specific Muslim form of dress, simply that women should be modestly dressed."

He added: "If people don't like this society, they should go back home to their own country. There are plenty of airports."

A report from the independent think-tank Policy Exchange found that nearly three-quarters of 16-24 year olds prefer Muslim women to wear the hijab compared with only 28 per cent of over-55s.

And well over a third would prefer to send their children to Islamic state schools, compared with less that a fifth of older Muslims.

Report author Munira Mirza blamed government policy for sharpening divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Thirteen per cent of the young Muslims surveyed admired "organisations like Al Qaeda that are prepared to fight the West", compared with just three per cent of older Muslims.

Ms Mirza said: "There is clearly a conflict within British Islam between a moderate majority that accepts the norms of Western democracy and a growing minority that does not."

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said: "Britain has a long and proud reputation of welcoming visitors and workers from all corners of the globe.

"We must provide every opportunity for them to engage in and adapt to British society. However any visitor who struggles to respect British laws and values should ask themselves why they are here."

Meanwhile in a report published on Tuesday, a Conservative think tank says multiculturalism in Britain has tended to "foster difference for its own sake."

Tory leader David Cameron accused some Muslim associations of being a mirror image of the British National Party.