The opinions of 44 percent of European Muslims correspond to the definition of religious fundamentalism, according to a survey the Czech European Values think tank presented yesterday, which unveils serious shortcomings in Muslim immigrants’ integration in this respect.
Problems with the integration in the European system of values concern both first and further generations of Muslim immigrants, the think tank said in a press release.
The survey showed that fundamentalists increasingly incline to radicalisation.
For example, the application of force was assessed as a justified measure to protect the faith by 35 percent of the surveyed Muslims, but 70 percent of fundamentalists among them.
“University education lowers the probability of radicalisation,” sociologist Marketa Blazejovska said.
“Neither personal experience with discrimination nor the society’s openness to foreigners have any influence,” she said.
According to European Values executive director Radko Hokovsky, Islamic fundamentalists try to read and apply Islam consistently in a way that may result in breaching personal freedom, equality and human dignity. [CTK] Read more
New Europe Survey Finds 44% Of Muslims Believe In Islamic Fundamentalism
A new survey conducted by the thinktank European Values found 44 percent of Muslims in Europe have beliefs that correspond to radical Islamic fundamentalism, further shedding doubt on the prospect of migrant integration.
Researchers from European Values, based in the Czech Republic, defined Islamic fundamentalism as a belief in returning to the roots of Islam, coupled with an adherence to a strict interpretation of the Quran. Fundamentalists also believe values espoused in the Quran take precedence over norms and laws of European countries. According to the data, only 4 percent of Christians in Europe are fundamentalist Christians.
The survey discovered 57 percent of Muslims reject homosexuals as friends, 45 percent said they don’t trust the Jews and 54 percent think of the West as an enemy of Islam.
Among fundamentalist Muslims, 72 percent of respondents said they would use violence to defend Islam. Among regular Muslims, that number amounted to 35 percent. [The Daily Caller] Read more