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June 7, 2017 3:45 pm

Over Half of Muslim Migrants in Bavaria Hold Antisemitic Views, New Study Finds

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JNS.org – Over half of Muslim migrants residing in the German state of Bavaria “showed clear tendencies of an antisemitic attitude pattern,” according to a new study.

“[E]motional prejudices against Israeli families” were also widespread in the nearly 800 migrants interviewed from countries including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the study conducted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation think tank.

When asked if Jews “have too much influence in the world,” nearly 60 percent of Afghans, 52 percent of Syrians and 53 percent of Iraqis agreed with the statement. In comparison, some 20 percent of German respondents replied “yes” to that statement.

Only 5.4 percent of migrants surveyed from Eritrea, a Christian-majority country, were found to hold antisemitic views.

The study was based on findings collected throughout 2016 in the Bavarian cities of Nuremberg and Poing und Pliening.

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