Austria: Islam teachers - 22% oppose democracy, 8% support violence
Yesterday I reported about a reform of Islam lessons in Austria, following a study of Islam teachers. Here is more on the study:
Khorchide's study concludes Muslim teachers in Austria have largely anti-democratic beliefs and one in five is "fanatical".
Khorchide, himself a Muslim, said 22.6 per cent of the 210 Muslim teachers he had surveyed had "fanatical attitudes" and 21.9 per cent rejected democracy as incompatible with Islam.
The older the teacher, Khorchide said, the more likely he was to reject the principle of the rule of law.
According to Vienna weekly "Falter", the study shows 8.5 per cent of the Muslim teachers said it was understandable for violence to be used to spread Islam, 28.4 per cent said there was a contradiction in being both a Muslim and a European, and 44 per cent said they
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