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German Islamophobia

Veiled statue in Hamburg
Veiled statue in Hamburg. Photo: flickr/german_statues

The number of Germans who "feel like foreigners" in Germany due to the presence of "too many Muslims", rose from 31 percent (in 2003) to 39 percent (in 2007).[51]

In 2007, 29 percent of Germans said that it should be forbidden for Muslims to immigrate to Germany.[52]

Table 1: German attitudes towards Islam[53]

75 percent
64 percent
47 percent

disagree that Muslim culture is compatible with the Western world
agree that Islamic terrorists are admired by many Muslims
would have problems living in a neighbourhood with many Muslims

 


[51] Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit – Ein normaler Dauerzustand? (Group Focused Emnity), in Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Hrsg.), Deutsche Zustände, p. 26.

[52] Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit – Ein normaler Dauerzustand? (Group Focused Emnity), in Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Hrsg.), Deutsche Zustände

[53] Report "Muslims in Germany" (2007) by the German federal Ministry of Interior

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