Yesterday Jihad Watch reported on a study conducted in Ontario, Canada (the biggest mass settlement area). It found that Ontarians regretted the indiscriminate welcoming of Muslim refugees, on the grounds that the refugees’ values are incompatible with Western values. Leftists were quick to call Ontarians Islamophobic.
Well, now a similar study was just conducted in Germany, which found that less than a third of Germans still believe in a “welcome culture” and continued mass immigration into Germany. Most surprising were the similar negative attitudes found among those who came from migrant backgrounds themselves. The legitimate reasons for this shift in attitude — from welcoming to unwelcoming — are discussed in the article below.
Preserving the safety of Western nations, free constitutions and humane values does not mean Islamophobia.
“German Public Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ To ‘Refugees Welcome’”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, July 8, 2016:
A new study has revealed that German attitudes towards mass migration have dramatically shifted and that the era of “Refugees Welcome” may be coming to an end.
Germany has come a long way since the start of the migrant crisis last year that saw scenes of German men and women welcoming migrants at train stations, cheering them on and handing out teddy bears and food.
Terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, and a migrant crime epidemic which included the mass sexual assault of young women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and across Germany have changed German attitudes drastically according to the findings of a socio-psychological study. The era of Willkommenskultur or ‘Welcome Culture’ may have come to an end, Zeit reports.
The new study conducted by the Mercator Foundation along with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at Bielefeld University aimed to look in depth at how the continued impact of mass migration had effected the attitudes of Germans who were overly optimistic at the start of the crisis.
The researchers found that less than a third of native Germans, or 32.3 per cent, still believed in the idea of the welcome culture and continued mass migration into Germany.
One of the most interesting findings, according to the researchers, were the attitudes of Germans who themselves come from a migrant background. Among foreign born Germans only 41 per cent would like to see a continuation of mass migration and 28 per cent want an end entirely, believing migrants should not make any demands on the German people.
Of the total participants in the study, half strongly fear the risk of terrorism because of the large influx of migrants. A third of the people say that Germany’s future is threatened by mass migration while 30.8 per cent say that the vast majority of migrants are not real refugees and are trying to illegally obtain asylum for a better life or economic advantages….