Dutch Prof Warns No Western Society Has Managed to Fully Integrate Muslims

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Source: Dutch Prof Warns No Western Society Has Managed to Fully Integrate Muslims – Sputnik International

Based on his 20-year-long studies on integration and assimilation, Ruud Koopmans, a professor of sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin, has arrived at the conclusion that Muslims are more difficult to integrate than other immigrant groups.

Professor Ruud Koopmans suggested than no Western country has managed to successfully integrate Muslims. In an interview with the Danish newspaper Berlingske, he stressed that despite individual pattern breakers, the overall picture and the general trend are discouraging.

“For anyone who takes facts and data seriously, it is undeniable that Muslims are much worse at integration than other groups of immigrants, no doubt about that. There is also no doubt that in most other groups of immigrants, we see great progress from one generation to the next. Although it’s not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower,” Koopmans told Berlingske.

According to Koopmans’ data, around 65 percent of the Turkish and Moroccan Muslims in six European countries consider religious rules to be more important than the secular law of the country in which they live. Muslims consider themselves separate from other non-Muslim groups, and refrain from broader interaction with those outside their religion. For instance, almost 60 percent of the Muslims surveyed rejected the idea of maintaining friendships with homosexuals, and 45 percent said the same thing about Jews.

According to Koopmans, the fundamentalist interpretation of the Quran, which is prevalent among Muslims, prevents them from being integrated into Western countries. According to Koopmans’ studies, up to 50 percent of Muslims in Europe hold fundamentalist beliefs. By contrast, the proportion of fundamentalists among Christians is much lower, at less than 4 percent.

In his new book, “The Decrepit House of Islam”, Koopmans paints a rather gloomy picture of the Muslim world; one marked by growing fundamentalism and sectarian conflicts. He concluded that when it comes to democracy, human rights, and political and economic development, the 47 Muslim-majority countries are worse off.

“I conclude that the Islamic world in all these areas is lagging behind rest of the world. Increasingly so in the past 50 years,” Koopmans told Berlingske, attributing this to conservative views on the role of women, low investment into children’s education and fundamentalist propaganda.

“The message in my book is not that there is something inherently wrong with Islam itself, but that there is a problem with the way many Muslims and, globally, many Muslim countries interpret Islam. Namely, in a way that basically claims that the Quran and the Sunna must be taken literally, and that the way the Prophet lived in the 7th century must be the yardstick for how Muslims should live in the 21st century,” Koopmans concluded. “Such a brand of Islam is, firstly, a threat to world peace. Secondly, it prevents integration.”

In Germany, where Ruud Koopmans has been living for almost 30 years, he is known as a critical voice in the debate on immigration and integration. In the last several years, he has profiled himself as an eminent critic of the social consequences of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to accept refugees in 2015. Despite the fact that his research is anchored in empirical data and statistics, he is often seen as a controversial figure.

“Some people strongly oppose my conclusions. Sometimes with arguments, but mostly with personal attacks. They reject my results and refuse to discuss them. Instead, they just say: It plays into the right-wing populists’ hands, and we should not discuss it. As if it didn’t play into their hands, if we somehow avoided to discuss these matters,” Koopmans concluded.

Dutch-born Ruud Koopmans heads the research unit Migration, Integration and Transnationalisation at the Berlin Social Science Centre. He is also a professor of sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin and a member of the academic council that advises Germany’s immigration authorities. He is the author of several books on immigration and integration.

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9 thoughts on “Dutch Prof Warns No Western Society Has Managed to Fully Integrate Muslims

  1. The professor is wrong in one of his opinions. There IS a fundamental problem with Islam itself. Christianity has fundamental rules and standard requirements but leaves how the individual lives life between the Christian and God. The harshest punishment among some Christian communities is shunning. Muslims enforce their religious laws with actual force. According to the Qu’ran,the hadith,the sira and sharia,a Muslim who leaves the faith must DIE!!! Muhammad is called the perfect example to live your life and of course he was a jihadist and murderer. Muslims are to pretend to be your friend but despise you inwardly. There is no mandate in the Christian Bible to evangelize through conquest. That is one way Muslims spread Islam. There is no Christian equivalent for jihad,kafirs,dhimmis or the jizya. Islam is a Satanic cancer…………PERIOD!!!!!

  2. “The message in my book is not that there is something inherently wrong with Islam itself.” Well, Sir, there is!!! Islam is a totalitarian, supremacist political ideology with religious trappings.

    • Yes, I caught that politically correct graveling too. The Koran advises Muslims to kill Jews and Christians. There isn’t something fundamentally wrong with that?

  3. “The message in my book is not that there is something inherently wrong with Islam itself.” Well, Sir, there certainly is!!! Islam is a supremacist, totalitarian political ideology with religious trappings no different from Nazism or Communinism except that it has a god and a fake prophet.

  4. I do not see why should integrate Muslims, they sure do not want to integrate into our culture, the enter it to take it over and do things their way

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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