Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Europe: 45% of Muslims think Jews can't be trusted, compared with 9% of Christians

A study by Ruud Koopmans of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center analzyed data from six different European countries.

 “Fundamentalism is not an innocent form of strict religiosity”, the sociologist says. “We find a strong correlation between religious fundamentalism – actually among both Christians and Muslims – and hostility toward out-groups like homosexuals or Jews.” Almost 60 percent of the Muslim respondents reject homosexuals as friends; 45 percent think that Jews cannot be trusted; and an equally large group believes that the West is out to destroy Islam. The Christians’ answers for comparison: As many as 9 percent are openly anti-Semitic; 13 percent do not want to have homosexuals as friends; and 23 percent think that Muslims aim to destroy Western culture.
 More: WZB

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