IN THE LAND OF HITLER
Vienna: 38% of Muslim youth think Hitler did a lot of good
The Austrian Institute for Youth Culture Research recently polled 400 youth (16-19 years old) in Vienna on politics, antisemitism, sexuality and ring-wing radicalism. In addition they polled 80 Turkish and Arab youth.
They found the following:
37.9% of Turkish and Arab youth (14% of all youth) agree that ‘Hitler had done a lot of good for the people’.
17.6% of all immigrants agree, as do 21.3% of Freedom Party (FPÖ) youth.
More than 70% of all youth disagreed.
* 45% of Turkish and Arabic youth (15% of all youth) say that ‘Jews have too much influence on international finance’.
* 35% of Turkish and Arab youth (22% of all youth) said homosexuality was ‘an unnatural way of life’.
Youth researcher Bernhard Heinzlmaier says that the problem of sexist, antisemitic and radical right-wing attitudes is still widespread among Vienna youth, and there’s no reason to point fingers at the immigrants, rather it’s necessary to see the problem, discuss it and deal with it.He says the reason for such views among immigrants are obvious: the youth live in an authoritarian-patriarchal environment and have fewer problems with dictatorships.