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Monday, May 02, 2016

Poll: ‘Total Rejection’ Of Islam In France From All Across The Political Spectrum

From Breitbart:
An Ifop poll for Le Figaro measuring perceptions of Islam has found that people have a growing sense of unease about its role in France. 
What’s notable about the results is that where once such sentiments were perceived as the preserve of the “extreme right”, they are now felt across the political spectrum. 
Back in 2010, 39 per cent of Socialist Party voters felt Islam was too prominent within French society — a majority of 52 per cent feel this to be the case six years on. 
The poll also found that 47 per cent of people consider the presence of Muslim communities a threat to France’s identity, up five points from 2010. 
However, 19 per cent believe Muslims culturally enrich the country. 
Surveys by Ifop going back to 1989 have consistently measured attitudes toward aspects of Islam in French society, and the change over the years paints a picture of a nation whose tolerance has worn thin. 
In 1989 33 per cent of French people responded that they were “in favour” of building mosques, while the figure today is just 13 per cent . 
That year, 31 per cent were opposed to wearing the veil in general, a number that in 2016 has risen to 63 per cent. 
French people’s growing distrust of Islam’s role in the country comes as data from across Western Europe shows that rather than becoming more assimilated over time, the views of second and third generation Muslims have become increasingly hardline. 
Anouar Kbibech, Chairman of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, responded to the survey’s results saying that negative perceptions of Islam cause distress to Muslims living in France. 
The French, he comments, must look upon Muslims as full citizens. He noting that in the past Muslims demanded a right to “difference”, Le Figaro quips that now the Muslims in France will demand a right to “indifference”.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

When these polls are conducted are Muslims included in the polling sample? I can't figure that out. If 19% believe Muslims enrich the country are those 19% respondents Muslims?

It is not politically correct in Europe to differentiate between a "real" Frenchman and an immigrant. That is: Abdul is just as much a Frenchman as Francois and don't you dare disagree. So how do they know whose opinion they are sampling?

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:19:00 pm  
Blogger Redneck Texan said...


Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:55:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yes, I think you're right. It's the Muslims who make up the entirety of that number.

Here's another poll that shows 16% of French people support ISIS.

16% is just about the exact percentage of Muslims there are in France:

France. A new, widely-covered poll shows that a full 16% of French people have positive attitudes toward ISIS. That includes 27% of French between the ages of 18-24. Anne-Elizabeth Moutet of Newsweek wrote, “This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds…these are the same people who torch synagogues.”

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:33:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...


Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:34:00 am  

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