EU: Violence fostered by discrimination, not religion

EU: Violence fostered by discrimination, not religion

Via M&C:
Young Muslims in the European Union are not more violent than the majority, according to a report on the findings of a study released Wednesday, which found that discrimination rather than religion fosters violence.

To compare attitudes between Muslim and non-Muslim youths, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) polled a total of 3,000 children in Britain, France and Spain, countries that have experienced terrorist attacks or youth riots in recent years.

Those who are poorer, discriminated against, or are victims of violence were more likely to become violent themselves, regardless of their religious beliefs, the study found.

'However, Muslim youth in our survey reported having experienced more discrimination and social marginalisation than non-Muslim youth,' said Morten Kjaerum, the director of the Vienna-based FRA.