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Alarming New Study On European Islamic Jew Hatred
May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a broad review of previously conducted surveys [hat tip to the Investigative Project on Terrorism for originally publishing this, please refer to Günther Jikeli, Antisemitic Attitudes among Muslims in Europe: A Survey Review , ISGAP Senior Research Fellow, Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, Potsdam University] the author draws the conclusion that anti-Semitism, and actions related to it are rapidly increasing in Europe and that Muslims figure disproportionately as perpetrators of anti-Jewish violence.
Dr. Jikeli correlates the incidence of this violent tendency within the European Muslim population as being linked to high degrees of "fundamentalism."
The degree to which the Continent's Islamic demographic harbors anti-Jewish sentiments is several orders of magnitude greater than it is among non-Muslims.
Those who self-identify as being "practicing" Muslims are far more likely to harbor these sociopathic viewpoints, while those who are born into Muslim families but profess no particular religion are the least likely to harbor anti-Jewish sentiments.Though this linkage between high levels of Islamic religiosity and bigotry appears in all European countries which were studied, those within the culture but don't practice the faith are still far more likely to have negative feelings about Jews than do those in the general population.
What strikes us as significant about Jekili's comprehensive review is not that Jew hatred is rising – in general – in Europe or that this phenomenon is particularly strong among Islamic populations. It's that the standard leftist canard linking anti-Semitism [and all difficulties regarding this religious demographic] with social and/or economic "repression" is unsupported by all available data.
The conclusion being that the problem lies within the religion and the culture surrounding it.
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