A new epidemic is spreading in the British Isles, and no one can find the cause! It’s called (gasp) “Islamophobia”! “Fear and hatred of Muslims on increase in young generation,” from the UK Independent, with thanks to Kemaste:
Children as young as 13 are displaying signs of Islamophobia and are voicing their support for the British National Party, researchers have found.
Horror of horrors! As young as 13???? Can’t they be inoculated against this dread disease? Why, of course they can. A good dose of multiculturalism is doubtless in the offing.
Young teenagers are increasingly saying they have negative views towards Muslims and do not want Islamic culture expressed in the classroom. The study of 1,500 students aged 13 to 24 was presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society in Manchester yesterday.
Amazing. Negative views towards Muslims? Surely that couldn’t have anything to do with the hateful and violent views of people like Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza, could it? Of course not. This sort of disease develops spontaneously.
Researchers asked students from 14 secondary schools and one further education college in York for their views on Islam since 11 September 2001.
Three of the schools were from the independent sector and the others came from a wide geographical and socio-economic area.
Nathalie Noret, the lead researcher, from York St John’s College, said: “The younger pupils were more likely to exhibit extreme views and Islamophobia than older students, and there were no differences between schools.” She added that Islamophobia was a “double whammy” as it discriminated against people not just on the basis of religion but also the colour of their skin.
Oh. So that means that native Britons who convert to Islam are less hated by those who suffer from “Islamophobia” than Muslims from the Subcontinent?
Overall, 43 per cent of the participants said their attitudes towards Muslims had got worse or much worse since the attacks. A quarter said they had worsened still further since the invasion of Iraq.
Not that beheadings or mutilated corpses had anything to do with it. Oh no. You just catch “Islamophobia” like a cold, you see. Nothing you can do about it. Except show up at re-education classes, of course.
Ten per cent of girls and 23 per cent of the boys said they would object to female Muslim school pupils wearing a hijab in the classroom.
Figures that more boys would object. Lusty devils. They just don’t know what’s good for them.
When asked about the British National Party, almost 10 per cent said they either agreed or agreed strongly with the views of its far-right politicians, with 15 per cent saying they were neutral.
Boys were more likely to adopt extreme views and Islamophobic attitudes than girls, with 4.5 per cent of the male participants strongly agreeing with the BNP, against 1.2 per cent of girls. Similarly, 23 per cent of the boys said their attitudes to Muslims had become much worse since 2001, against 14 per cent of the girls.
More than 10 per cent of non-Muslim students said they had seen or heard verbal or physical victimisation of Muslim pupils inside or outside school….
No doubt the British Educational system will be attacking this outbreak of “Islamophobia” promptly, administering healthy doses of multicultural indoctrination. And soon everything will be back to normal. Certainly they can’t let these kids think for themselves: they don’t think properly about these things, doncha see?