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Germany: New study shows that Islam plays greater role in “radicalization” than previously realized

Germany: New study shows that Islam plays greater role in “radicalization” than previously realized

Date Published: 
Friday, 4 August, 2017
Summary: 

“Islam plays a greater role in radicalization,” translated from “Islam spielt bei Radikalisierung größere Rolle als angenommen,” , August 3, 2017 (thanks to ):

An Islamic theologian has investigated how radicalization of Muslims in Europe is related to their knowledge of their own religion. The widespread view that radical Muslims know little about Islam is wrong.

According to a study, Islamic teaching plays a greater role in the radicalization of young Muslims in Europe than is often assumed. Frustration and a lack of career prospects alone are in no way a motive for the transformation from the Muslim to the Islamist, according to the study of the Islamic theologian Ednan Aslan, who was quoted by the newspaper “Die Tagespost” on Wednesday.

The widespread opinion that radical Muslims have mostly little knowledge of their religion has not been confirmed, according to the 310-page investigation published on Tuesday. It is based on 29 biographical interviews with delinquent Muslims in Austria.