Diversity Macht Frei
April 4, 2018
Here we see two headlines for the same article in Le Monde.
The first reads: “The disturbing radicalism of young Muslims”
This was then changed to: “The disturbing radicalism of a minority of young people”
The article itself reported on a survey of 7000 school pupils, aged 14-16.
One quarter of secondary school pupils questioned do not completely condemn the attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan, 80% think religions cannot be mocked, 68% think the media haven’t told the whole truth about the 2015 attacks, one third think it is “acceptable in certain cases to participate in a violent action to defend your ideas”.
26% of these pupils were Muslim in what was presented as a representative survey. Does this mean a quarter of all
French people residents of France in that age group are Muslim?