Rev Jules Gomes: The myth of the militant Muslim minority is a placebo

The most common argument used to support immigration from Muslim-majority countries is that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving and those who support violence in the name of Islam are only a tiny minority. That’s what we are told.

But how small is that minority? That’s what no one is telling us. Finally, after years of fudging, a migration expert has the courage to trash this claim because it lacks a sound empirical basis. Professor Ruud Koopmans debunks the myth of the militant Muslim minority by supplying the numbers. Koopmans is Professor of Sociology and Migration Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Director of the Research Unit at the Berlin Social Science Centre.

The results of his research are startling. Of the 1.5 billion adult Muslims in the world, more than 50 million Muslims are willing to sanction violence. That’s 50 million reasons to support Donald Trump’s travel moratorium. Half the world’s Muslim population is ‘attached to an arch-conservative Islam which places little worth on the rights of women, homosexuals, and people of other faiths,’ writes Koopmans. His estimate concurs with the Pew Report of 2013, which found that in a majority of Muslim countries, only half of Muslims said they were concerned about religious extremism. A 100 million Muslims believe the 9/11 massacres of Americans were completely justified.

500 million or even 50 million is not a tiny minority. Even though not all these Muslims would be prepared to engage directly in violence, ‘they support the radicals, they encourage them and provide them shelter or simply keep their mouths shut when they observe radicalization,’ he stresses. Two weeks ago Prof Koopmans warned the EU to block the entry of any refugees whose identity cannot be categorically confirmed.

Koopmans team undertook extensive research on 9,000 immigrant Muslims in Germany, France, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, and Sweden coming from Turkey and Morocco. He also cites the Muslims in Germany study commissioned by Germany’s Ministry of the Interior in 2007, which revealed that eight per cent of German Muslims agreed with using violence against unbelievers.

In the Netherlands, the 2010 study Salafisme in Nederland, found that 11 per cent of Dutch Muslims agreed with the statement, “There are situations where it is acceptable for me, from the point of view of my religion, that I use violence.” A Pew Report from 2013 exposed 14 per cent of Muslims saying that suicide attacks against civilians are justified to defend Islam.

Putting together vast amounts of data, Prof Koopmans concludes: ‘I am very conservative with my estimate of 50 million violent Muslims.’ He insists that there is nothing Islamophobic or ideological about making factual claims. Rather, denying the results of empirical research is ideological.

The figures from social scientific research are persuasive. But anyone watching television footage of the gigantic mobs of Muslims threatening violence and rioting following the publication of the Danish cartoons already knows that the myth of the tiny militant Muslim minority is just that—a myth.

If only a minority of Muslims engage in violence, why has Charlie Hebdo waved a white flag saying it will no longer carry cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad? If only a minority of Muslims engage in violence, why are there around 900 no-go areas controlled by Muslim migrants in Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden that even police are afraid to enter?

Even if researchers can prove that only a tiny minority of Muslims are violent while the majority are peace-loving, so what? The vast majority of the citizens of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Iran, Cambodia and China were all peace-loving. Only a minority of Germans were members of the Nazi party, and an even small percentage of Soviet citizens were Communists. Yet a tiny minority perpetrated violence at an exponential rate.

The myth of the militant Muslim minority is a placebo. It is wishful thinking that gives the multiculturalist utopian an illusion of control. A dose of maths might disillusion our fantasist. One per cent of one billion is 10 million. Five per cent of one billion is 50 million. That’s a conservative estimate of Muslims willing to sanction violence.

(Image: NoirKitsuné)

Rev Jules Gomes

  • Shazza

    The biggest Fake News that has been continuously published/printed/lectured/insisted/programmed etc. on the peoples who reside in non-muslim nations is that the RoP is in fact, peaceful.

    Our Judeo/Christian civilisation is doomed.

    • Vox Populi

      Amen to that! The propaganda is overwhelming in favour of the Religion of Peace!

      • Bruce Atkinson

        All lies …. promoted only to deceive … and eventually to dominate the world.

  • weirdvisions

    It is the left that propagates this culturally suicidal hogwash. This is why leftists continually call anyone who raises this issue an extreme right-wing racist. Stating the bleedin’ obvious, the evidence of one’s own eyes, is a hate crime. Apparently.

    • Well said! If you (generic, not YOU!) are advocating making Truth illegal, you are the problem!

      The left think they can use Islamic immigration as a way to transform the West away from its Judeo-Christian notions of morality towards their own relativistic version of “morality”. They are perfectly happy to risk the safety of the rest of us in their quest for socialistic utopia and the destruction of Christianity in the West.

  • Uusikaupunki

    From the horses mouth…..

    Speaking at Kanal D TV”s Arena program, PM Erdogan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe AKP and said, “˜These descriptions are very ugly, it is
    offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

    Source: Milliyet, Turkey, August 21, 2007

    • weirdvisions

      Straight from the Islamic horse’s mouth. Yet the likes of the BBC continue to shill for the idea of “moderate” Islam.

      • Michael McDermott

        BBC having just appointed a further Muslim head of religious broadcasting (?)!

        • weirdvisions

          Clearly because all the skinny Christian applicants slipped down the back of the Relgious Programmes Commissioning sofa so only the fat lady was left.

  • Kanaris

    And how many British conservatives are willing to sanction violence against Muslims?

    • weirdvisions

      Dunno. They are still waiting in line behind Tony Blair.

    • Alan

      Not enough.

  • Little Black Censored

    “… suicide attacks against civilians are justified to defend Islam.”

    No, they are justified to extend Islam. The many thousands of terrorist incidents all over the world are done in obedience to Allah’s command to sujugate or destroy all non-Moslems. That a majority of Moslems do not participate, but simply keep quiet, is not grounds for being grateful. This country and most of Europe are probably a lost cause without some severe pro-active response on our part, which probably won’t happen. Read anything by Brigitte Gabriel.

  • James Chilton

    The only hope for the West is that enough Muslims are seduced by our material prosperity and abandon their mad ideology in exchange for iPhones etc.

    • Reborn

      Sadly, many will use iphones as part of their terrorist
      And the left are fighting to stop the security forces even checking the identity of sites regularly visited by terrorist

      • James Chilton

        Of course, you’re right.

        My facetious suggestion was offered because I don’t think there’s any chance of the West getting the upper hand with Islam by using our technological superiority. If the Muslims began to put the same value on our baubles that we do, they’d end up being slaves to the sentimental materialism which has put us on the canvas.

  • 300 Spartans

    The West, certainly Europe, is doomed. The raving headscarf-wearing feminist loons will find themselves just dhimmi women, i.e., the lowest of the low, in a full-on patriarchy soon enough, the way the demographic is going across swathes of Europe.
    Meanwhile cultural marxism is seeing to it that with growing ‘cultural enrichment’ their other social engineering project is also coming along nicely, i.e., the relentless feminising of white males.
    Someday, the situation will be crying out for an El Cid: all there’s going to be is a limp bunch of emasculated self-hating beta male metrosexuals.

    • James Chilton

      In a nutshell, it looks like we’re b*ggered.

    • Ravenscar

      “The raving headscarf-wearing feminist loons will find themselves just
      dhimmi women, i.e., the lowest of the low, in a full-on patriarchy soon
      enough, the way the demographic is going across swathes of Europe.”

      yes but the funny thing is, that is what they crave to be.

      • 300 Spartans

        ….and the younger harpies will easily still be around to see their perverse dreams come true….

    • mollysdad

      If America can draw back from the brink, then an alliance with Russia to destroy the Islamic Caliphate which Europe will have become can’t be ruled out. It wouid almost certainly involve the use of weapons of mass destruction.

      • 300 Spartans

        I can certainly see that possibility. In fact, as the world grows ever darker, there isn’t much in the way of evil scenarios that I would confidently rule out.
        Sic transit mundus.

  • John Birch

    And all that is a surprise is it, I would call it the bleeding obvious.
    No wonder I despair.

  • Andy

    This little clip of Douglas Murray answering a question about Enoch Powell and his ‘Rivers of blood’ speech is interesting listen and food for thought. I cannot really believe how the bigoted ‘Left’ have wrought such havoc on our society, so much so that the damage is irreparable.

    • Vox Populi

      Now the ‘rivers of blood’ speech is no longer emanating from Enoch Powell but from the militant Muslim “minority”! Powell was a visionary! We should have listened to him. Is it too late?

  • Groan

    Well we have only to watch Trevor Philips Programme following research in this country to see the extent to which the “radical” agenda is in fact not at all marginal. The programme went on to demonstrate how unrepresentative of “their” community the Muslim members of the commentariat are. In a rare moment of modesty Alibai-Brown was almost moving as she was shocked at how far from “her” community she was.

    • Vox Populi

      Trevor Philips has finally seen the light. TIme for Alibhai-Brown to wake up and smell the bacon (oops, what a mistake to make). Bacon could soon be banned.

  • Charitas Lydia

    I wish we could do something like what the Hindu India does with Muslims…. the suggestion is horrible and unthinkable. But Indians can never forget the barbaric rule of the Mughals and the fact that you give Muslims an inch and they will take a yard. Militant Hinduism keeps Islam and Muslims under control. Our problem is we are too kind hearted and have lost the ideal of nationalism…. thanks to the progressive Leftist who do not believe in having any boundaries anywhere… let alone national boundaries.

    • mollysdad

      It’s not that we have lost the ideal of nationalism. It is that we have lost the biblical concept of holy war, and that Christians have extreme difficulty in taking seriously the reality that Jesus Christ, who loved mankind so much that He went to the Cross to save sinners, is also the Lord God of Hosts, who ordered the mass destruction of the Canaanites and the Amalekites.

      The last straw must surely be the recent citation by an Egyptian theologian of a hadith in which Muhammad expressed fantasies about his having sexual relations with the Mother of God.:

      “If few modern Christians are aware of this Islamic claim, medieval Christians living in Muslim-occupied nations were not. There, Muslims regularly threw this fantasy in the face of Catholic and Orthodox Christians who venerated Mary as the “Eternal Virgin.”

      “Thus, Eulogius of Cordoba, an indigenous Christian of Muslim-occupied Spain,
      once wrote, “I will not repeat the sacrilege which that impure dog [Muhammad] dared proffer about the Blessed Virgin, Queen of the World, holy mother of our venerable Lord and Saviour. He claimed that in the next world he would deflower her.””

    • Bruce Atkinson

      The Robert Frost proverb “good fences make good neighbors” has been around for a couple of centuries in different forms. One place it can be found is in Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin. His version is: “Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.” In conflict management and interpersonal relations, we call it personal boundaries. I highly recommend the classic book “Boundaries” by Christian psychologists Drs. Cloud and Townsend.

  • Rosalind Taisia

    Thank you Dr Gomes for raising the alarm before it is too late. Noah preached God’ s message of repentance for 120 years, but unfortunately no one listened and all but 8 perished. Individual repentance is key to God’s intervention. Yes, things have turned nasty, but nothing is impossible with God only this requires Christians (true, committed believers) to seek the Lord’s wisdom and be ready to stand firm in proclaiming salvation in Jesus Christ alone as Scripture says “even unto death”. So how about first we do some fasting and praying and get our own lives in line with God’s will and then see the amazing hand of God work making ourselves available to Him to work in and through us whatever it takes.

  • Bruce Atkinson

    50 million is a VERY conservative estimate from a group of people (Muslims) whose holy book (Qu’ran) promotes outright deception and well as violence toward unbelievers. A majority of those who say they are peace-loving are lying as they say it. But of course, no research can prove this.