“Islamofobi” eller indsigt? “Virkeligheden er alle tings prøve,” som sikkert andre end Jakob Knudsen har sagt:
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has commissioned an opinion poll to find out what Germans think about Muslims. Generally, the results are regarded as “catastrophic”.
Respondents to the poll were asked to choose which of 21 statements they were offered about Islam that most closely reflected their opinion. 83% of them think that Islam is associated with impairing women’s rights, 77% thought Islam was a literalist religion; 70% said Islam is associated with religious fanaticism and radicalism. A significant part of Germany’s population also believes that Islam is ready for violence (64%), hatred (60%), active missionary activity (56%), and striving for political influence (56%). Only 13% of respondents associate Islam with love for neighbours; 12% – with charity; 7% – with openness and tolerance. (klik for større grafik)
The high level of mistrust in Islam is reflected in other questions. For example, in 2006, 55% of respondents answered yes to the question “Do you think that serious conflicts will appear between the Western Christian culture and the Arab Muslim culture in the future?” Today there are 44% people who think so. In 2006 and today a quarter of respondents believe that such serious conflicts exist even now.
Another question concerned the term “a clash of civilizations”. In 2006 46% of Germans were sure that such a clash was taking place; in 2010 this number grew to 58%; it has now reduced to 43%. However, these people still represent a simple majority, as only 34% responded negatively to the question. 36% of German respondents think that Christianity and Islam can live peacefully together. However, 53% think that serious conflicts between these two religions will develop. German poll indicates a widespread fear of Muslims and Islam – FAZ: Die Furcht vor dem Morgenland im Abendland. (Soren Kern: Germany: Image of Islam ‘Devastating’.)
I Frankrig hælder de, ligesom i det pædagogisk anlagte Sverige, til fobi-forklaringen, men facit er det samme for mit vekommende. Europa er på vej ud i etnisk-religiøse konflikter, der ganske nemt kunne have været undgået af mere informerede og begavede politikere, men næppe mere kan. De skyldiges ansvar vil blive tonstungt, men de vil recitere de nok så kendte ord: Ich bekenne mich im Sinne der Anklage nicht schuldig. Det siger sig selv. De skyldige er de ondskabfulde personer, der advarede i god tid. France: “Islamophobic” Acts up 42% – Far-Right Attitudes Spreading like Wildfire.
Wilders’ PVV størst i ny Gallup