Fear of Islam not a major motivation for German ‘Islamisation’ protesters, study finds

Fear of Islam and concern over the “Islamisation” of Europe is not a major motivation for those taking part in a series of protests that have gripped Germany in recent weeks, an academic study has found…

…But the first academic study of the movement found that, despite the name, fewer than a quarter of protesters questioned cited concerns over Muslims or Islam as a reason for taking part.

Instead, the chief reasons given were dissatisfaction with politics, unhappiness with the media and public opinion, and general concerns over immigration and asylum-seekers.

The study, by Dresden Technical University, found that the typical protesters is white, male, 48 years old and middle-class, with an above average income…

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I am not sure how he reaches this optimistic conclusion.  The questions are vaguely worded.

Dissatisfaction with all immigration  in general (15%) is scarcely better news.

“Politics” (54%) as reason tells me nothing.

Notice, though, the 20% who are sick and tired of being lectured to by the media.

  • Dana Garcia

    What’s wrong with “fear” of Islam? The Koranically correct Allah gangsters are psycho-killer headchoppers from hell.

    They should all stay in Allahstan where they can honor kill women and children at will.

    If westerners aren’t appropriately fearful of welcoming the barbarian enemy to reside inside the gates, then they aren’t paying attention.

  • simus1

    Well, if its an “academic study” it must be bias free and totally truthful like all the other ones.
    Now we can all go back to sleep and leave merkel in charge while we rest.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Academic studies tend to rely on the classic text “How to Lie with Statistics.”

      • Frau Katze

        Step 1: Ask vague questions. Such as giving “politics” as a reason to attend protests. That way, the subjects who might be worried about appearing ” Islamophobic” can pick that reason.

  • Tony

    “But the first academic study” Arh there is the first mistake.

    Academic Studies will always find the opposite to what is really the problem.
    Typical Leftest solution to a problem “Lets have the Academic Study which will agree to what we want it to say”

    • Frau Katze

      Very true!

  • RationalFearOfTerror

    Clearly from the education levels these are not people who simply cannot add up or have not had some training in developing cogent arguments from the observations they see in front of them. The image of the ignorant ‘Right’ wing hob nailed Nazi really is clearly misplaced.