Study About Islam on The Internet

13.09.2011

According to preliminary results of a study currently conducted at the University of Münster, young Muslims in Germany increasingly use online forums to discuss issues related to religion, with questions of how to be an obedient Muslim in Western society taking centre-stage. The study relies on material gathered in more than 1,000 online debates on social networking sites such as facebook over the last three years; approximately 2,500 young Muslims in Germany contributed to debates about, for instance, “national identity and Islam”, “Euro-Islam”, or “Theocracy vs. Laicism”. Extremist and anti-constitutional tendencies were rare and also stopped by the networking sites. The final results of the study are expected to be released towards the end of 2011.