Muslim Integration Reignites German Debate

A new government study claiming that many Muslims refuse to integrate into the society and tends to violence has reignited a new debate in the Western European country, The Local newspaper reported.

“Germany respects the background and cultural identity of its immigrants,” Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Bildnewspaper.
“But we don’t accept the importation of authoritarian, anti-democratic and religiously fanatical points of view.”
A study commissioned by the Interior Ministry found on Thursday, March 1, that nearly 48 percent of non-German Muslims refuse to integrate into the society and reject German majority culture.
The study, “The Daily Life of Young Muslims in Germany”, which interviewed several generations of Muslims living in Germany and evaluated television program, said that 48 percent of non-German Muslims “strongly learned toward separation”.
But the study showed that the percentage rises to 78 percent among German Muslim citizens who favor integration.
The interior minister, who is a member of the Christian Social Union, a sister party of the ruling Christian Democra
The study, which included Muslims between 14 and 32 who had not become German citizens, claimed that there was a “subgroup” of religious extremists among Muslims who hold anti-western views and tend to use violence.tic Union, said those who fights against freedom and democracy will not have a future in Germany.
It puts the percentage of this “subgroup” “Rejecting integration can, but it doesn’t have to, provide fertile ground for religious fanaticism and terrorism,” Hans-Peter Uhl, the domestic affairs spokesman of the CSU faction in the German parliament, said in an article on Thursday.
Uhl called on non-German Muslims to show proof that they are seeking to integrate into society.
at 15 percent among German Muslim citizens and at 24 among non-citizens.

( / 05.03.2012)

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