British Muslims are the 'most patriotic and best integrated' in Europe


Blackleaf
#1
A recent survey showed that the British are more anti-immigration than people in other European countries and those in the US and Canada.

But now another survey has shown that British Muslims are the most patriotic in Europe, as well as the most integrated.

An average of 78 per cent of UK Muslims identified themselves as British, compared with 49 per cent of French Muslims who consider themselves French. Just 23 of German Muslims feel German.

The study focused on two areas of Britain with large Muslim populations - the city of Leicester and the Waltham Forest area of London.

The survey also found that Muslims born in Britain were more likely to feel British than those born abroad. In Leicester, 72 per cent of Muslims born abroad said they felt British, compared to 94 per cent of UK-born Muslims.

Researchers believe the reasons why French and German Muslims are less patriotic than their British counterparts are that Muslims have only been allowed citizenship in Germany since the 1990s and that France has a very divisive history with its colonies, such as Algeria. And the British have probably done more than other Europeans to make Muslims integrate into society.

British Muslims are the 'most patriotic and best integrated' in Europe

By Graham Smith
13th December 2009
Daily Mail

Muslims in Britain are the most patriotic and best integrated in Europe, according to a new study.

An average 78 per cent of UK Muslims identified themselves as British, compared with 49 per cent of Muslims who consider themselves French and just 23 per cent who feel German.

The British average falls by six points to 72 per cent in east London, although it stands at 82.4 per cent in Leicester.


Integrated: An average 78 per cent of UK Muslims identified themselves as British

The results come in a report funded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and published in the Sunday Times.

Based on 2,200 detailed interviews conducted over a two-and-a-half year period, the findings suggest Muslims in Britain are substantially better integrated than in the rest of Europe.

Strength of religious belief made no difference to how patriotic Muslims feel, the report found.

The figures appear to contradict previous polls that concluded some Muslims felt increasingly marginalised and were failing to embrace British values. A Populus survey in 2006 claimed that seven per cent of British Muslims believed suicide attacks on fellow citizens could be justified.


Leicester has a large Muslim population


In Britain, researchers focused on Leicester and Waltham Forest in East London.

They found that second-generation Muslims were far more likely to have integrated into the British way of life.

In Leicester, held up as a beacon of successful multiculturalism, 72 per cent of Muslims born abroad said they felt British, compared to 94 per cent of UK-born Muslims.

Nazia Hussain, director of the Soros research project, said: 'There is a disturbing message that emerges from these findings. Even though Muslims overwhelmingly feel British, they're not seen as British by wider society.

'That said, there has been a policy of trying to accommodate difference here and it appears to be paying off.'

The Soros report found that 55 per cent of European Muslims believe that religious and racial discrimination have risen since 2004.

Researchers believe that the reason so many German Muslims feel less patriotic is because they have only been allowed citizenship in Germany since the 1990s, while France's divisive history with its colonies including Algeria explains the low percentage of national identity there.

As well as 2,200 in-depth interviews the report also focused on 60 focus groups across 11 European cities with large populations.


Patriotic pride

The percentage of Muslims in each European city who identify with their country of residence:

Leicester (UK) - 82.4%
London (UK) - 72.0 %
Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 59.0 %
Marseilles (France) - 58.0%
Antwerp (Belgium) - 55.1%
Paris (France) - 41.0%
Stockholm (Sweden) - 41.0%
Copenhagen (Denmark) - 39.6%
Berlin (Germany) - 25.0%
Hamburg (Germany)- 22.0%

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Dec 13th, 2009 at 01:14 PM..
 
Greg Randles
Free Thinker
#2
Yes, that's why they refuse to integrate, demand the implementation of Sharia Law, dress up their women in mobile tents, and protest against British soldiers returning from Iraq, calling them "Murderers."
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#3
Forty per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 said they would prefer to live under sharia law in Britain, a legal system based on the teachings of the Koran. The figure among over-55s, in contrast, was only 17 per cent.
In some countries, people found guilty under sharia law face penalties such as beheading, stoning, the severing of a hand or being lashed.

Yup, I can see how things are running smoothly over there. Things have not changed in two years.
Young, British Muslims 'getting more radical' - Telegraph
 
Nuggler
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by ironsidesView Post

Forty per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 said they would prefer to live under sharia law in Britain, a legal system based on the teachings of the Koran. The figure among over-55s, in contrast, was only 17 per cent.
In some countries, people found guilty under sharia law face penalties such as beheading, stoning, the severing of a hand or being lashed.

Yup, I can see how things are running smoothly over there. Things have not changed in two years.
Young, British Muslims 'getting more radical' - Telegraph


Try 2000

Fine for them to support living under sharia law when they don't have to, while enjoying the fruits of British democracy and freedom.

"All those wanting to live under Sharia, put your hand up",,,,,,,,,Good, this way to the ship.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#5
British law? I read that it ain't what it used to be. What with the Dept of Pre-Crime and all the cameras. What we got there is an island of unhealthy Zionist slaves, afraid to arrest a war criminal unless he's ninety and strapped to a hospital bed. The sun will finally set on that collection of retards.
 
Nuggler
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

British law? I read that it ain't what it used to be. What with the Dept of Pre-Crime and all the cameras. What we got there is an island of unhealthy Zionist slaves, afraid to arrest a war criminal unless he's ninety and strapped to a hospital bed. The sun will finally set on that collection of retards.

Already has, years ago, but the immigrants still retain the right to bitch.

Hey Beave, if you're talking WW 2 "criminals", most of them ARE ninety or thereabouts now. Pretty easy pickins, no! Hiding in plain sight all these years.......
 
EagleSmack
#7
Save for the ones that are blowing the tops off double decker busses.
 
Johnnny
#8
they want you to think there patriotic so you wont be upset when more come t live in britian
 
weaselwords
No Party Affiliation
#9
The Muslims are just carrying on their expansion over Europe after the slight setback at Tours by Charles Martel in 732.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

Already has, years ago, but the immigrants still retain the right to bitch.

Hey Beave, if you're talking WW 2 "criminals", most of them ARE ninety or thereabouts now. Pretty easy pickins, no! Hiding in plain sight all these years.......

thinking of of Pinoche and Livni. Hiding in plain sight is sometimes very easy while the crime still unfolds it seems. You're worried about bitching Muslim immigrants when the worlds champion bitching immigrants publish bitching immigrant stories in their rags for other former bitching immigrants to bitch about?
 
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