61 percent of French and 67 percent of Germans see Muslims as refusing to integrate. 18 percent of those in France and 15 percent in Germany blamed the Muslims’ lack of integration on “racism and lack of openness by certain French and German people.” But even though that is only a minority of respondents, that is the interpretation that the mainstream media will retail: that these results demonstrate a wave of “Islamophobia” that has nothing to do with the threats, arrogance, and supremacism of the Muslims among them, and everything to do with the alleged racism and xenophobia of French and German people.
Four in 10 French and German people see Muslims living in their country as a “threat,” according to a poll published Tuesday by French newspaper Le Monde.
Forty-two percent of French people and 40 percent of Germans questioned by pollster IFOP said they considered the presence of a Muslim community in their country “a threat” to their national identity, Le Monde said.
The findings of the study “go beyond linking immigration with security or immigration with unemployment, to linking Islam with a threat to identity,” said Jerome Fourquet of IFOP, quoted by Le Monde.
Of the sample of people questioned for the survey in early December, 68 percent in France and 75 percent in Germany said they considered Muslims “not well integrated in society.”
Out of these, 61 percent of French and 67 percent of Germans blamed this perceived failure on “refusal” by Muslims to integrate.
Eighteen percent of those who said Muslims were not integrated in France and 15 percent in Germany blamed it on “racism and lack of openness by certain French and German people.”…