Almost half of refugees in Austria think religious law is more important than the law of the country in which they live, study finds
- Austria’s Foreign Ministry commissioned a survey of recent migrants’ attitudes
- Questioners interviewed 900 Syrian, Afghan, and Iraqi refugees in Austria
- 40 percent of migrants believed religious law always superceded secular law
By Central European News and Chris Summers For Mailonline
Published: 14:56, 27 January 2017 |
Almost half of refugees in Austria think religious law is more important than that of the country in which they live, according to a study published today.
The study of 900 migrants, by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, found 40 percent of migrants thought their religion always took precedence over secular laws.
A similar percentage thought Western people were too liberal in their lifestyles and had too much freedom.