After a study was published two weeks ago, showing that young Muslims are more violent the more religious they are (, the Central Council of Muslim has demanded further analysis. The General Secretary Aiman Mazyek misses a serious expertise regarding the causes of the phenomenon. He believes that the study has not carefully examined the youths’ religiosity, which is often vague and not closely related to a certain faith community. The study had indeed pointed to the fact that Islam was not the root cause, but a “macho culture” that was conveyed in some traditional Muslim families.

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