Friday, July 12, 2019

Jersulem Post: Half of Germans view Islam as a threat, says new study

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HALF OF GERMANS 

VIEW ISLAM 

AS A THREAT, 

SAYS NEW STUDY

The new study 

surveyed 1,000 people. 

It was conducted by 

the foundation’s 

Religion Monitor 

department 

and the data 

was collected 

in the Spring of 2019.

BY 

 JULY 12, 2019 04:36
The Bertelsmann Foundation released a study on Thursday revealing that every second German feels threatened by Islam. Dr. Yasemin El-Menouar, an Islam expert with Bertelsmann, wrote “Overall, about half of the respondents perceive Islam as a threat. 
The new study surveyed 1,000 people. It was conducted by the foundation’s Religion Monitor department and the data was collected in the Spring of 2019. Only a third of those surveyed said Islam enriches German society. In contrast, a majority of Germans say Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism serve to enrich Germany.

El-Menouar suspects that the negative result for Islam is influenced by the perception that Islam is more of a political ideology and less of a religion. However, the study also noted that “Only a minority of citizens show a clearly anti-Islamic view and demand, for example, to prevent the immigration of Muslims.”

According to El-Menouar, “Although our study shows a widespread skepticism of Islam, but that is not necessarily synonymous with hostility toward [Muslims]. Many people have reservations about Islam, but that does not lead to political demands or anti-democratic views.”

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