Hodjanernes Blog

26 januar 2009

Belgien: Flamlændere bange for islam

Filed under: Demografi, Europa, Evidens, Holland, Immigration, Islam — Tags: — Hodja @ 10:46

Close to half of Flemish voters have an extremely negative opinion of Islam and Muslims.

46% think that Islam has nothing to contribute to European culture.  Barely 18% think that is the case.  Yet more voters (48%) think that Islamic values are a threat for Europe and 37% think the most Muslims have no respect for European culture and way of life.

This according to a study by ISPO (Institute for Social and Political Opinion Research) of KU Leuven.  The team, lead by Jaak Billiet and Marc Swyngedouw, interviewed 1,084 Flemish voters about their voting behavior between September 2007 and January 2008.  The concept of “Islamophobia” and the negative attitude towards Islam were surveyed in the margins of the study.

The harshest statement – Islamic history and culture are more violent than other cultures – was accepted by almost 42% of the interviewees, while barely 21% didn’t accept this position.

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