posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 02:09 PM
The study is not useless, but just a point, where to start. I critizise this study, because it all is based on answers teenagers made. Not real
"violence", but simply answers: How would you react, if...
There is no doubt, that the study shows us, which groups of immigrants have a "macho-ideal", but I doubt, that the answers always are, what those
teenagers would do in real life.
E.g. if a (13 years old) softy is asked, what he would do, when his 13 year old daughter would come home late at night instead of 20:00 he probably
would answer this question, as he thinks his peers would expect him to answer. So if he belongs to a group, where "manhood" is important, he
probably will be the first to answer: I would beat her up!
The catholic, who was told, that he must love his next neighbour, would rather say, he would talk to her.
This also is true, if you ask the teenies for their "crimes" in the past. The macho-boys will tell you about their many heroic adventures, even if
they never had one.
The Christian boy will remember, that he has to be a nice guy and tell you, that he never fights, even after he just bet up someone a few minutes
But the authors of the study are aware of the flaws and only lable it as what it is: A first step to understand the circumstances.
It surely is not another proof for those, who are suffering from Islamophobia. It is a study of the situation of the young generation in Germany. Very
important and useful. A good basis for the further discussion regarding to education and interaction between immigrants and natives.
This is people withpeople and not crusaders against jihadists.