Migration expert Ruud Koopmans warned Europe and the United States that according to his studies and statistics, more than 50 million muslims are fundamentalists and will support violent acts in the name of religion, he told a German newspaper Monday.
The Daily Mail reports that Koopsmans suggested that the EU block any refugees who’s identity cannot be confirmed. The Daily Mail also reports:
Koopmans, who is a professor of sociology and migration research at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the director of integration research at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, stressed that not every one of them was ready to exert violence directly.
But he added: ‘They support the radicals, they encourage them and provide them shelter or simply keep their mouths shut when they observe radicalization.’
He says he considers his own estimate of 50million ‘an understatement’, citing studies that show eight per cent of German Muslims agreed to the use of violence against ‘Infidels,’ while in his own country 11 per cent of Muslims agreed with the statement: ‘There are situations in which it is acceptable for me from the perspective of my religion, that I use violence’.
In several Islamic countries, 14 per cent of local Muslims think suicide attacks against innocents are ‘sometimes’ or ‘often’ justified to defend Islam, said Koopmans, citing a study by the US-based Pew Research Center.
‘I’m very conservative with my estimate of 50million violent Muslims,’ added Professor Koopmans.
The expert sees a ‘clear difference’ between anti-Islam baiting and justified criticism of Islam.
He went on: ‘There is nothing wrong with foreign cultures, as long as they are looking for the connection to the majority in society and actually enrich our countries.
‘But those who are here to spread their medieval beliefs, which are unfortunately widespread in Islamic countries, must be met with zero tolerance’.
He stressed that the EU should be much more careful to let suspected Islamists have uncontrolled travel to and within Europe.
He sad refugees and migrants should be placed initially in transit zones, ‘as long as their identity is unclear’.