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A study that shows boys growing up in religious Muslim families are more likely to be violent seems set to reignite the debate over religion and integration, a media report said on Sunday. The study, which involved intensive questioning of 45,000 teenagers from 61 towns and regions across the country, was conducted by Christian Pfeiffer of the criminal research institute of Lower Saxony. …

Pfeiffer’s work took into account the level of education and standard of living in the families of the children – aged between 14 and 16 – who were questioned. He also asked them how religious they considered themselves, and how integrated they felt in Germany.

Pfeiffer said that even when other social factors were taken into account, there remained a significant correlation between religiosity and readiness to use violence. There were some positive correlations too he said, noting that young religious Muslims were much less likely than their non-Muslim counterparts to drink alcohol – or to steal from shops.

The results showed that Muslim boys from immigrant families were more than twice as likely to agree with macho statements than boys from Christian immigrant families. The rate was highest among those considered as very religious, Pfeiffer said. They were also more likely to be using violent computer games and have criminal friends.

Added to that, the more religious Muslim boys felt the least integrated intoGerman society, with only 14.5 percent of the very religious Turkish boys (the largest group of Muslims in the study) saying they felt German, although 88.5 percent had been born here.”

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20100606-27673.html

“To ud af tre briter mener, at religionen islam opfordrer til kvindeundertrykkelse. Samtidig forbinder hver anden islam til ekstremisme og terrorisme. Det viser en ny online-undersøgelse fra YouGov blandt mere end 2.100 voksne i Storbritannien.

  • 69 pct. mener, at Islam opfordrer til undertrykkelse af kvinder.
  • 60 pct. siger, at de ikke ved meget om Islam.
  • 58 pct. forbinder Islam med ekstremisme.
  • 50 pct. forbinder Islam med terrorisme.
  • 13 pct. forbinder Islam med fred.
  • 6 pct. forbinder Islam med retfærdighed.”

http://www.berlingske.dk/verden/briter-linker-islam-til-ekstremisme-og-terror

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