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Poll shows that 60% believe Islam has no place in Germany

Poll shows that 60% believe Islam has no place in Germany

Conducted by the newspaper Bild together with research institute INSA, the poll shows a dramatic change in the attitude of the German population to Islam over the past year.

According to this report, in January 2015, 37 percent of people said that Islam had a place in Germany, but the figure in this latest poll dropped by 15 percentage points to just 22 percent.

But the negative attitude towards Islam does not directly translate into mistrust toward those adhering the religion. Less than 30 percent said they would not like to live alongside Muslim people, while almost half said they were fine with it.

The suspicion towards Islam is overwhelming among the right-wing Alternative for Germany party (AfD) voters, 92 percent of whom supported their party’s stance. At the weekend, the AfD backed an election manifesto which slams Islam as incompatible with the country’s constitution and calls for a ban on Islamic symbols, claiming that there is “no place for Islam in Germany” in its political programme.

The AfD manifest reads:

An orthodox form of Islam that does not respect our laws or even resists them, and makes a claim to be the only valid religion does not correspond to our legal system and culture.

Antipathy towards Islam is spreading among members of other parties as well. Only supporters of the Green party were more in favour of Islam than against it (42 percent vs 39 percent).

Among other things, the AfD wants to ban the construction of mosques and public wearing of the burqa. Sixty percent of the country’s citizens agree with the AfD, according to the poll.

Critics accuse AfD of playing the xenophobic card and preying on people’s fears. The Council of Muslims in Germany has compared the party’s ideas to Nazi ideology. Still, the AfD won elections in three regions recently.

Germany is among the European countries hit hardest by the ongoing refugee crisis. Last year, over one million asylum seekers arrived in the country from the Middle East.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government declared an open door policy towards refugees, but as problems and costs associated with the inflow of impoverished foreigners started to escalate, the EU sought help from Turkey to curb and reverse the influx. Brussels promised financial aid and political concessions to Ankara in exchange for halting the flow of refugees and agreeing to take back those whom the Europeans want to deport.

8 responses to “Poll shows that 60% believe Islam has no place in Germany”

  1. L.Long says:

    isLame is no real problem…any blasphemy laws are a PROBLEM!!! So living near isLame…no problem as long as the mosque is far away…I do not like have some dimwit catawalling at all hours at full volume!!! That also applies to xtian churches and their damned bells!!! As far as wearing their tents? Don’t care! If the women don’t have what it takes,in free country to tell the dude to piss off and wear something nice, well her problem!

  2. Dreyfus says:

    Germans have now realised the danger … The danger that has been in clear view for years. Now the rest of Europe has to follow the German lead.

  3. 1859 says:

    It might be worth bearing in mind that the ‘Bild’ newspaper is a sensationalist tit rag on a par with – if not even excelling the gutter garbage – of the Sun in the UK. It is certainly not regarded by thinking Germans as a beacon of honest, thought-provoking journalism – if the Bild zeitung could sell a hundred thousand more newspapers by demanding Hitler be cononised to ‘St. Adolf” they wouldn’t hesitate to do it.

    Having lived in Germany for many years I know most Germans are tolerant people. But what will seriously test and strain this tolerance is the speed with which this vast wave of immigration has occurred (think of it – a million plus people in less than a year! And not people with a similar cultural background but with a culture deeply pervaded and moulded by islam). If the German people do manage to peacefully assimilate so many, who are so different in so short a time, then my hope for humanity may be rekindled.

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    I sometimes think I have fallen into profound mental illness and dementia. I’m sure, quite sure, that within my lifetime the left was secular. But all I see on the left now is unending eagerness to empower religion, the more brutal the more eager. It’s simply no longer an idea in circulation that criticism of religion goes hand in hand with criticism of government. Can I be the only one who remembers?

    Instead of criticism of religion on the left, here’s what we get… right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi right wing suspicion xenophobic nazi … repeated over and over until critical thinking, that most difficult of all human tasks, is replaced. Replaced with a mantra, a formula, an attack on non-bigots (people who criticize religion) to protect bigots (the ones who forbid free speech, cut off heads, mutilate genitals, form rape gangs… must I say their name?).

    Goodbye, Germany. Goodbye, England.

  5. AgentCormac says:

    Sorry to go OT, but it has been gratifying to see Nicky Morgan, our god-bothering Education Secretary, having to do a humiliating U-turn and abandon her plans for turning all UK schools into academies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36227570

  6. Great Satan says:

    At last the Germans are waking up to the dangers of islam ! – it’s a shame Londoners did not wake up to the threat before they voted for an islamo-fascist mayor.

  7. Angela_K says:

    AgentCormac, on that subject, I heard the new London Mayor is very much in favour of religious schools, of the Islamic type of course.

  8. jay says:

    Merkel has been so blinded by ideology that she refuses to see the elephant in the room. Like other modern states, Germany was moving toward more secularism, until the left decided it was mandatory to bring in large numbers people firmly rooted in dark age religion.