According to a nationwide study, the population outre-Quiévrain feels “more and more invaded by Muslims” and considers Islam to be an intolerant religious cult and “not compatible with the values of European society.”
Valeurs Actuelles It’s a rejection without appeal for the myth of Belgian multiculturalism. A study, published last week and carried out at the initiative of RTBF and the newspaper Le Soir, concluded that seven out of ten Belgians have the impression of living through the Muslim conquest of their country.
This poll, carried out on a panel of 4734 people, indicates that 74% of the people questioned consider Islam to be an intolerant religion (compared to 38% for Judaism and 14% for Catholicism). 71% judge it to be incompatible “with the values of [their] society”.
60% of those polled see the presence of a Muslim community in Belgium as “a threat to the identity of [their] country”, to the great displeasure of Belgian public television which sees in this “the sign of a society filled with fear and the rejection of otherness.” Two-thirds of Belgians feel “more and more invaded” and think “there are too many immigrants”. By contrast, only 13% see the Muslim community as “a cultural enrichment factor” for their country.