MERKEL’S MIGRANT FALLOUT: More than HALF of Germans fear ‘Islamisation’ of their country

The results hint at a dramatic changing attitude of the nation’s population towards the religion over the past year, which has seen the arrival of more than one million migrants.

A new poll published by a leading Christian organisation reveals 57 per cent of Germans fear the Islamisation of their country – with more women (61 per cent), fearing it than men (51 per cent).

Churchgoers and non-religious people were equally afraid.

While the young were the least fearful, with just a third of 18 to 24-year-old’s scared of Germany becoming more Islamic.

But nearly two-thirds of those aged over 45 were concerned about the rise of the religion.

The shocking results also revealed nearly six out of ten Germans feared migrants could bring crime and terrorism Germany. Jewish voters were particularly worried about this, with more than nine out of ten of saying they scared.

The results come amid an increasingly fractious debate over radical Islamism in Germany, sparked by Angela Merkel’s ill-fated open door refugee policy. [Daily Express] Read more