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Von: Christian (mormoninfo@yahoo.com) [Profil]
Datum: 07.06.2010 13:05
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Study finds young, devout Muslims in Germany more prone to violence
IMMIGRATION | 06.06.2010

A study conducted by the German authorities has found that the more
devout young Muslims become, the more prone to violence they get. The
study says the phenomenon is not due to Islam itself, but to the way
it is taught.

The willingness to commit violent crimes grows among young Muslim
immigrants in Germany the more religious they become, according to a
joint survey by the German interior ministry and the Institute for
Criminology Research of Lower Saxony (KFN).

By comparison, the study found that just the opposite was true for
Christian immigrants. The willingness to commit violent crimes, such
as armed robbery or assault and battery, among young Catholics and
Protestants decreases with religious fervor, the KFN study revealed.

The study said the reason for this difference had to do with the very
different image of masculinity. Muslim devotion promotes the
acceptance of macho behavior, said Christian Pfeiffer, the director of
the Lower Saxony research institute and one of the authors of the

Pfeiffer said that in their religion, and in the family at home, young
Muslim immigrants are frequently exposed to a more conservative world
view and lay claim to a variety of male privileges.

The problem with imams

In an effort to explain their results, the study's authors draw on the
findings of Rauf Ceylan, a religious education expert and himself of
Turkish extraction, who points to the number of non-German imams, or
Muslim priests, preaching and teaching in Germany.

Ceylan maintains that these foreign imams are generally only in
Germany temporarily, speak no German and have little contact with
German culture. Most of them, he says, call for a return to a more
conservative Islam and retreat into the practitioner's original ethnic
culture. For them, male dominance is normal and their teachings demand
the same from Muslim youths, Ceylan says.

Christian Pfeiffer, from the KFN, also points out that the phenomenon
is not due to Islam itself, but to the way it is taught.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has called for the study's
results to be put on the agenda of the next Islam conference.

Different levels of integration

The KFN study interviewed a total of 45,000 14-16 year-olds in 61
cities across Germany between 2007 and 2008. Of these, 10,000 had an
immigrant background.

It found that the best adjusted and most integrated immigrants came
from non-religious families. More than 41 percent of these were
looking to get a high school diploma, nearly 63 percent had German
friends and 66 percent viewed themselves as German.

The figures among young Muslims were strikingly different: only 16
percent were pursuing a high school diploma, 28 percent had German
friends and about 22 percent considered themselves German.

Author: Gregg Benzow (dpa/AP/AFP)

Editor: Andreas Illmer


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