77% of Danish Muslims say Koran must be followed fully

From Jyllands-Posten (via Google Translate)
By Martin Johansen

Muslims in Denmark have begun to pay more attention to their religion and religious practices.

It shows a poll among Danish Muslims who Wilke made for Jyllands-Posten, which is comparable to a similar measure for almost 10 years ago in 2006.

Back then it was 37 per cent., Who daily prayed five times or more. Now it's exactly half, 50 per cent. Similarly, mean an increasing proportion - 77 per cent. - The Koran's instructions must be followed fully against 62 per cent. in 2006. Finally, there are also some who believe that Muslim girls from adolescence should cover themselves with headscarves.

Religion Sociologist Brian Arly Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, found the development surprising.

"It seems that Danish Muslims have become more religious in all dimensions, both in terms of faith and practice. Generally, we would expect that the opposite would happen, and that they would eventually come to resemble the rest of the Danes, who are not particularly religious activity, "says Brian Arly Jacobsen, who sees the creation of 20-30 new mosques over the past 10 years as a possible explanation for the development.

In the poll it is the younger Muslims who emerges as the most religious.

Imam Fatih Alev believe that a tough rhetoric toward Islam and Muslims has been a catalyst for that especially many young Muslims have become more aware of their faith. He sees a danger in that few mosques as his has Danish-speaking imams. Many of the young people talk and do not understand the language of their parents' home countries.

"It means that young people do not feel drawn to mosques and rather than risk falling into the clutches of these radicalized groups arch Danish in their communication to the young," he says. "I ask myself, of course, not up and pray in front judge '

To Islam critic and chairman of the Free Press Society Katrine Winkel Holm, the figures are a sign that strong Islamist forces are "unfolding at full speed. "


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