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.
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%).