onsdag, juli 06, 2011

Fler än hälften av muslimska gymnasister antisemiter

I maj skrev jag om en belgisk under-
sökning kring muslimska gymnasisters
inställning till antisemitism:
Då jag bara hade tillgång till ett referat
på flamländska saknades bl a detaljer
kring antisemitismens omfattning.
Av en händelse snubblade jag nyligen
över en utförligare artikel om under-
sökningen på Islam in Europe.
Läs och begrunda ! 
Half of the Muslim students in Brussels are antisemitic,
according to a study 'Jong in Brussel' by the Youth
Research Platform.
The chapter on antisemitism was written by sociologist
Mark Elchardus of the VUB. The study was conducted
by the universities of Ghent, Leuven and the Dutch-
speaking VUB. It polled 2,837 students in 32 Dutch-
speaking high schools in Brussels.
About half of the Muslim respondents in the survey
agreed with the following statements:
1. Jews want to dominate everything
(total: 31.4%, Muslims: 56.8%, Non-Muslims: 10.5%)
2. Most Jews think they're better than others
(total: 29.9%, Muslims: 47.1%, Non-Muslims: 12.9%)
3. If you do business with Jews, you should be extra careful
(total: 28.6%, Muslims: 47.5%, Non-Muslims: 12.9%)
4. Jews incite to war and blame others
(total: 28.4%, Muslims: 53.7%, Non-Muslims: 7.7%)
Mark Elchardus says that the non-Muslim/ethnic Belgians
responses in this study are comparable to similar polls in
"What is alarming is that you can describe half of the
Muslim students as antisemitic, which is very high.
What's worse is that those anti-Jewish feelings have
nothing to do with a low educational level or social
disadvantage, which is the case by racist Belgians.
The antisemitism is theologically inspired and there's
a direct link between being Muslim and having
antisemitic feelings."*
Catholics and Protestants were also more anti-Jewish
than secular students, but not as much as Muslims.
Religious and practicing Christians scored on average
12 points more than the secular students.
Religious Muslims scored 28 points higher. However,
while very religious Christians were much more antisemitic
than less religious Christians, there was no such difference
among Muslims.

Elchardus says that this antisemitism is also affected by
 the international context and the Middle Eastern conflict,
though he does not accept this as the only reason.
Do we become anti-Muslim when we see the Middle-Eastern
dictators, he asks.
Many Muslim youth live in an environment in which their
families, friends and media do not curb antisemitism and
possibly even encourage it.*
More data from the study itself:
37% of Turkish youth said that they didn't want any Jews
allowed into their country, and 19.5% only wanted to allow
them in as visitors. More than half of Turkish youth were
against granting Jews citizenship. 13% were ready to be
friends with Jews.

61% of Moroccan youth were ready to accept Jews as
citizens in their country, and 22.5% were ready to be
friends with Jews.