27 October 2010

European Muslims Socially Conservative

It is hardly surprising, but somewhat ironic, that the people in Europe whose values most closely resemble those of American Evangelical Christians on social issues are Islamic immigrant populations. The non-immigrant French, meanwhile tend to be more liberal on these issues than the Germans or the British.


Maju said...

Still the more open-minded and secular French society seems to have a stronger effect in Muslims.

I do not think it's ironic that Muslims and Christians (and Jews) are alike: they are the same damn thing in fact. Hence for me it's difficult when the discourse is artificially changed from the Secular-Religious axis to that of Christian-Muslim, which for me is a pointless distinction.

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

The irony comes from the fierce anti-Islamic sentiments of the Christians whom they most resemble in their moral values.