EU: Muslim children perform worse at school

Children of parent from Muslim countries perform worse in Western education than immigrant children of Christian or oriental-religious background. Children of immigrant from countries without a dominant religion, such as china, perform the best.

These are the conclusions of researchers Jaap Dronkers and Manon de Heus of the European University Institute in Florence. The studied 9,414 immigrant children aged 15 with parents from 46 countries in 16 West-European countries, New Zealand and Austria. The results will be presented next week in Berlin.

The study shows that children of parents who are lowly educated and come from a country where Islam is the dominant religion, score on average 30 point lower in the natural sciences than children of lowly-educated parent from non-Muslim countries.

The researchers used the international Pisa study. The average score in this test was 500 points, with a standard deviation of 100. Kids from a Muslim background systematically scored by one third of the deviation less. "That is very considerable," says education sociologist Dronkers. Muslim immigrant students with highly-educated parents scored just as well as other immigrant children of highly-schooled parents, according to

The negative 'Islam effect' can't be completely explained by the fact that Muslim immigrants often come from the socially-economically weakest areas of Turkey, Morocco and Algeria, according to Dronkers. A possible explanation ifs that Muslims feel discriminated more quickly. And their idea about the male-female relationship and about honor possibly impede individual development. A UN study has already shown that the inequality between men and women in Arab countries prevents the economic and cultural development there.

Source: (Dutch)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Duh! You mean that kids who think that kids are stupid just because they think that the Earth is flat, that the stars are arrows being shot at Satan, that menstruation is a disease, that sperm are produced all throughout the human body and stored in the kidneys, that 340 + 0 = 360, that camel urine and fly wings have have lots of proven medicinal benefits, and, of course, that women are genetically inferior, inherently immoral, filthy creatures, literally dirtier than dirt, who are beneath camels on the food chain, who must not be allowed to exist except as the outright property of some man, and who are designed for sex, breeding, cooking, and absolutely nothing else?

Seriously though, it's the inbreeding. Muslims marry their cousins, half-siblings, and even uncle-niece marriages are common, leading to a 50-75% rate of consanguinity in the Muslim world: . There have been numerous studies on the effect of inbreeding in Muslim countries, partiicularly the Arab ones, which have demonstrated that Arabs have 20x the rate of genetic defects and genetic disorders:

Call me racist if you want. Science doesn't lie. I would imagine that the Asian kids do better because they simply have a better work ethic and come from a more competitive culture.

What I would like to know is, does anybody have any stats on the effect of inbreeding on one's IQ? I would love to have those stats for my "depressing obsession" file.

Esther, you just posted last week about the effect of inbreeding on the lifespan of Turks and Moroccans who don't drink and who have access to the same healthcare and food as Western Europeans. Yet another reason to hate Muslims, like needed one.

Oh, just for the record, the Koran advocates raping one's daughters and sisters, so this shouldn't be surprising (2.223 - it doesn't say 'wives;' it says 'women,' defined as 'wives, slaves, daughters, and sisters').