Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Turks in Germany 2012

In a translated essay posted earlier tonight, the German writer M. Sattler described the origins of the permissive attitude towards the Turkish Muslim extremists who make up a group known as the “Gray Wolves”.

The following article by Felix Strüning outlines the statistical evidence for the increasing alienation of resident Turks from mainstream German culture. Surveys of German Turkish attitudes demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the multicultural model for the “integration” of Muslims in Germany. Not only has Multiculturalism failed to make Turks an integral part of German life and culture, it has manifestly increased the separateness of the German Turkish community.

This piece was published last week in Citizen Times. See the original article for the accompanying graphs and footnotes.

German minarets

Turks in Germany 2012
Study on German-Turkish life and values

by Felix Strüning

According to a study by the Interior Ministry in 2009, Germany is home to around 4.3 million Muslims, which equates to a population share of 5.2 percent. About 45 percent of them have German citizenship. The largest group of Muslims, consists of just under 2.7 million people, of Turkish descent. A recent poll by Information GmbH has investigated their German-Turkish life and values for the third time in detail.

Attitudes toward Germany

Regarding the respondents’ attitudes toward Germany and Germans, at least in terms of the stated desire for integration, a positive development can be seen: After all, 78 percent (2010: 70%) are willing to “integrate absolutely and without exception into German society.” At the same time, 95 percent of the Turks in Germany (TiG) find it important to preserve their Turkish culture in Germany, and 87 percent (2010: 83%) think that Germans ought to be more considerate of the particular circumstances of the Turks.

Islamization, separation and devaluation

On the other hand, there are clear trends of separation and Islamization: 62 percent of TiG (1.5 times as much as in 2010) would prefer to be together exclusively with Turks. Also an indicator of poor integration motivation is the 46 percent who said they would leave Germany if they wouldn’t receive aid money in the case of unemployment (see Figure 1).

Increasing numbers of Turks want more mosques (55%); among 15- to 29-year-olds, up to 70 percent want more mosques. Moreover, almost half of the TiG hope that there will be a Muslim majority in Germany soon. Also, the number of those who believe that Islam is the only true religion has increased (see Figure 2).

The devaluation of different ways of life has also increased slightly: almost a fifth of the TiG consider atheists to be inferior human beings; this figure is up to 30 percent among the youngest respondents. Also, anti-Semitism has increased (see Figure 3). Additionally, more than half of the respondents think that homosexuality is a disease, and 73 percent reject it.

In general, 88 percent of the TiG are Muslims (Sunni 74%, Shi’a: 2%, Alevis: 11%, Sufis: 1%). On a scale of 0 to 10, most of them categorize themselves as very religious. This trend has intensified since 2009, and affects women more than men (see Figure 4). Accordingly, a third of respondents (men: 30%, women: 38%) claim that they perform the obligatory five Islamic prayers a day. Only 14 percent never pray.

Immigration and sense of home

When asked why they came to Germany, only three percent of the TiG mentioned studies and 22 percent the search for a job. One third came to Germany as a child or teenager with their parents and 38 percent of all respondents (women: 56%) immigrated because they were marrying a partner living in Germany (see Figure 5). Among today’s 15- to 29-year-olds, more than half came to Germany as a child or teenager with their parents, all others due to marriage migration.

39 percent of TiG fell more at home in Turkey and only 15 percent in Germany. Solely 23 percent have German citizenship. About half of the TiG want to remain in Germany, a slightly increased proportion consider returning to Turkey. Specific discrimination in the form of verbal abuse has been experienced by up to 29 percent (2010: 42%), and 16 percent (2010: 8%) have experienced physical assault because of their Turkish appearance.

Education and employment

In comparison to the German population, the Turks living in Germany perform very poorly in general education: 57 percent of those surveyed have no high school diploma or only attended a secondary modern school (Hauptschule). Throughout Germany, only 40 percent of the population do not have a high school diploma or only secondary schooling. Solely educational trends could be regarded as somewhat optimistic because the proportion of younger TiG without diplomas or only secondary schooling has decreased to 45 percent.

In addition, 40 percent of Turks in Germany have no professional qualifications (27% is the German average), which is important for successful participation in working life. Over two-thirds also indicate that they speak better Turkish than German; among women, this figure is almost 75 percent. Accordingly, only 47 percent of those surveyed (men: 56%, women: 39%) are fully or partially employed. In comparison, 58 percent of the German population do have jobs.


Anonymous said...

It can also be called a permanent and hostile underclass.

Smart nations purge these people or force them to integrate. Failure to do so will lead to violence and eventually outright terrorism, reprisals and eventually ethnic purging. Like the Bulgars did.

Because of Islam, they really cannot be integrated, and Islam functions as a mental and moral throttle that turns them into little better than Morlocks. Kept only at bay by fear of the police and military. This leaves the only real choice of forcibly returning them to Turkey.

Either the Germans go Medieval on the Turks or they invite a blood bath once the Turks grow in sufficient numbers. These are their choices. No others exist.

Green Infidel said...

Currently, things in Germany are fine - the economy is one of Europe's strongest, and people have work and money. In addition, Germans are exceedingly good dhimmis, and the Turks can sell them kebabs, get German welfare money, and pull German women. So why would Turks make a bloodbath?!

Rather, I think the real problems can start when any of the above changes... But with the German education system grooming the youngsters to be the new cogs in the big politically-correct dhimmi machine, and teachers and the media always reminding Germans about the dangers of "fascists", I think it's safe to say that such changes will not come anytime soon.

goethechosemercy said...

Wow. That's good.
I'm sure that for the German government's guests, it's just Turks.
They are conquerors and colonists.
Bring the light of Muslim civilization to the benighted, evil Germans.
Why can't Germans face this reality?

Anonymous said...

Let's get it right, they don't call themselves the Gray Wolves, they call themselves Grey Wolves.

I know you Americans like to spell things differently, but when it is a proper noun then you can't just change the spelling to American. Even Wiki manages to get it right.



Anonymous said...

Let's get it right, they don't call themselves the Gray Wolves, they call themselves Grey Wolves.

I know you Americans like to spell things differently, but when it is a proper noun then you can't just change the spelling to American. Even Wiki manages to get it right.



Anonymous said...

Multiculturalism has been declared to be a failure a number of times; but how can we know this for certain. It is possible that the mess that our nations are in is a deliberate policy to change the cultural hegemony of the West. Part of the Long March through the institutions coupled with new alliances with subordinated groups to allow the overthrow of Bourgeoisie: a kind of Gramscian madness.

Baron Bodissey said...

Mr. Pedant --

An aptly named fellow you are!

Actually, the correct spelling, as noted by the translator in the first article, is "Graue Wölfe". There may be an even more "correct" spelling in Turkish, for all I know.

When translated into English, the correct spelling of the adjective is "Grey". When translated into American -- my native language, and the language I currently speak and write -- the correct spelling is "Gray", although "Grey" is an accepted variant.

I'm not sure why you would think I need to translate the phrase into something other than my own language, the same one in which the post was written. But then, I know you English scholiasts enjoy exhibiting paedogogical peculiarities on occasion...

Anonymous said...

2.7 million Turcs in Germany?That would amount to about 3 % !!!
I have been living here for 65 years now and my perception and that of many others is that they are 20 million(a student of medicine confirmed that misconception).How come? Well, they are loud,dominate street-life when you are supposed to be at work, block sidewalks with prams and offspring and , last but not least, they managed to be seen as the only group of immigrants.You never hear claims by Tamils, Hindus, Buddhists ,Africans or what have you.

Anonymous said...

The Germans shouldn't be so smug about their economy and it's ability to keep a majority of people especially the Turks placid. But one thing about Muslims they don't remain placid once they get control of cities and entire regions. They already despise the gutless metrosexual Germans who won't even fight to save their own lives. Which reinforces their view that Islam is superior.

Merkel and her dimwitted and docile people will inevitably get a rude awakening one day. One they can't buy their way out of.

PatD said...

Re Mr. Pedant's comment and your response. It was quite rude of him to assume you would use anything other than American English.

I would like to quote a passage from a book by Mr. Bill Bryson (late of Iowa, now ours, you're not having him back) called Mother Tongue....

"Two hundred years ago there were scores of words that could be spelled in two or more ways, but today the list has shrunk to a handful - ax/axe, gray/grey, inquire/enquire, and (outside North America) jail/gaol - but even here there is a clear tendency in every English speaking country to favour one form or the other, to move towards regularity".

While typing this the little red squiggly lines appeared under 'ax' and 'gray', perhaps this is what upset Mr. P.