80% of Spanish Muslims Feel Accepted

Almost 80% of the Muslims living in Spain affirm that they feel accepted by the Spanish people; this is the result of the first enquiry to the community directed by the Catholic magazine, ’21rs. According with the gathered information, presented in Madrid by Luis Fernando Vilchez, the director of the investigation and Professor of the Universidad Complutense, integration in Spanish society is not free of difficulties; for 38,7% of the Muslims surveyed, two out of three felt totally accepted; 50% said they felt partially accepted and one out of ten felt very marginalised. Muslim women feel less integrated than the men; although younger women and those with more education disagree with this statement. Concerning democracy, almost 2/3 of the answers were in favour of the compatibility between Islam and Democracy.