Catholics in Western Europe are more accepting of Muslims than those in other European countries


And you shall assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:82/83)


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Source: Pew Research Center

At least half of Catholics in most Western European countries say they would be willing to accept a Muslim as a family member. For instance, 69% of Spanish Catholics and 57% in Switzerland say they would accept a Muslim into their family. By contrast, far fewer Catholics across Central and Eastern Europe say they would accept a Muslim as a member of their family, including 21% in Hungary and 15% in Latvia. Once again, the regional differences in Catholic attitudes toward Muslims reflect a wider East-West split in Europe.


The Muslim Times’ Chief Editor’s comment:

I believe, the greater the contact with open minded liberal Muslims, the greater the likelihood of the society to accept them.

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  1. Could the higher anti-Muslim feeling in Eastern Europe be because of their history with the Ottoman Empire?

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