Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Okay, on hearing this statement what percentage would you expect to be 'tolerant'?

"As a whole Germans distinguish themselves through a distinct tolerance of Islam," said a parliamentary deputy of the conservative Christian Democratic Union Party, Emine Demirbueken who introduced the report during a news conference

The percentage being touted here is something less than 2/3.

Almost two-thirds of Germans voiced their tolerance towards Islam, saying that Muslims should be allowed to practice freely their religion, a survey, conducted by the conservative Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, said here Wednesday.

I don't know, but having more than a third of the population having 'intolerant' views of any subgroup doesn't strike me as something to brag about.

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