islam

France: Expert admits that it is “Islam, not social factors driving radicalism”

Sociologist Olivier Galland has slammed many of his fellow academics for having a myopic view of radicalisation in France, saying that the effect of Islam is more important than social factors like poverty.

Finally, an expert in France is saying what Jihad Watch and other counter-jihad sources have been saying for some time. It is jihad indoctrination, rooted in calls for violence against infidels for rewards in paradise, that is behind “radicalization in France.” The greater the carnage, the greater the reward.

Let’s hope that more academics can abandon political correctness and follow the example of Galland, for France’s sake. Last week in Paris, 1,600 residents demanded action against the Muslim migrant street gangs that are terrorising them, and a new poll showed that a vast majority of French citizens overwhelmingly back the deportation of jihadi suspects, as well as “banning radical Islam.”

Yet despite all that, a French politician was fined $6,150 for mentioning the phrase “migrant invasion,” even though that is precisely what is happening in France and other EU countries. It is also known as the hijrah.

Sociologist Olivier Galland expressed the problem with jihadists adeptly:

We find a divergence and the existence of a cultural divide between young Muslims and their comrades. For them, religion dominates the secular world: this is what we have called ‘religious absolutism.’

“Religious absolutism” among Muslims is the Salafist paradigm. Proponents of this ideology do not want to integrate, but rather see France as part of the House of War to be subjugated by Islam.

Top scholar Gilles Kepel…..has warned that Europe could be heading down the path to civil war because of the formation of radical Islamic parallel societies.

“Expert: Islam, Not Social Factors, Driving Radicalisation in France,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, April 8, 2018:

Sociologist Olivier Galland has slammed many of his fellow academics for having a myopic view of radicalisation in France, saying that the effect of Islam is more important than social factors like poverty.

After the Bataclan attacks in 2015, Galland launched a survey of high school pupils on the subject of radicalism and found that Muslim students, in particular, were the most tolerant of violence committed in the name of religion Libération reports.

The results of the study, which were published earlier this week, showed that Muslim pupils were often much more illiberal than their non-Muslim counterparts and Galland has claimed that it is the effect of the religion of Islam, rather than simply social factors that drive radicalisation among them.

“We find a divergence and the existence of a cultural divide between young Muslims and their comrades. For them, religion dominates the secular world: this is what we have called ‘religious absolutism’,” Galland said.

“This conception of religion is linked to cultural anti-liberalism, which we measured with several questions, including one on homosexuality: more young Muslims than others do not see it as a normal way of living one’s sexuality,” he added, but stressed: “This does not mean, of course, that all are ultra-radical or that they are potential terrorists.”

According to Galland, the migrant-heavy suburbs of Paris contained the largest amounts of radicalism.

“In some institutions, the proportion of ‘absolutists’ rises to more than 40 per cent. There is also a ‘segregation’ effect: when the rate of Muslim students is very high in a high school, they are more radical than elsewhere. But everywhere, Muslim students are more religiously radical than others,” he said.

Galland also added that only 8 per cent of Christians in the survey advocated any form of religious violence, while the number of Muslim students was 20 per cent.

The study falls in line with what other radical Islamic experts in France have warned, including top scholar Gilles Kepel, who has warned that Europe could be heading down the path to civil war because of the formation of radical Islamic parallel societies…..

Source: Jihad Watch