Opinion Poll: Elite Experts on Recent European Approach Toward political Islam Groups

    TRENDS Research & Advisory is conducting an opinion poll seeking the views of an elite group of experts and specialists on recent European approaches and measures toward political Islam groups to understand their opinion on the subject better.
    We appreciate your valuable contribution to the poll. We also assure you that your answers will be treated with strict confidentiality and will be used for research purposes only.

    Personal Information:

    1. Gender

    2. Age Group

    3. Academic Qualification

    4. Field of specialty


    5. Nationality

    5. Place of residence

    Questions

    1. How much interest do you take in the issues and activities of political Islam groups?

    2. In your view, what is the degree of danger these groups pose to European societies?

    2.1. ISIS (Da’esh)
    2.2. Al-Qa’eda
    2.3. Muslim Brotherhood
    2.4. Turkish diaspora groups (Grey Wolves, Milli Gorus)
    2.5. Lebanese Hizbullah
    2.6. Other Groups

    3. Some European countries (France, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland) have recently made laws and implemented measures to curb the activities of political Islam groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. To what extent are you supportive of these laws and measures?

    4. If you support these laws and measures, to what degree do you think they would contribute to curbing the activities of political Islam groups in Europe?

    5. In your view, would these laws affect the Muslim communities in Europe?

    6. If your answer to Question 5 is “yes,” what kind of effect will they have?

    7. Do you expect other European countries (such as the UK and Scandinavian countries) to make similar laws and implement similar measures in the future?

    8. In your opinion, what reasons have led these European countries (France, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland) to take action against political Islam groups? (You can choose more than one answer)

    These groups’ isolationism and their desire to establish a parallel society.Extremism of these groups, which may lead to the use of violence.The danger these groups pose to public security.The enmity of these European countries to Islam.Others

    9. Do you think that the Muslim Brotherhood has any influence in European countries?

    10. If your answer to Question 9 is “Yes,” how significant is that influence?

    11. To what extent does the contribution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s funds to the economy of European countries influence Europe’s decisions related to the Middle East issues?

    12. To what extent does the Muslim Brotherhood influence Muslims in Europe?

    13. To what extent you are supportive or unsupportive of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in Europe?

    14. Why has not the Muslim Brotherhood yet been declared a terrorist organization in Europe? (You can choose more than one answer)

    The Muslim Brotherhood is considered a nonviolent groupThe Muslim Brotherhood is being used to pressure Arab and Islamic countriesThe Muslim Brotherhood is being used in internal political issues, especially those relating to the Muslim communitiesFear of accusing these countries of IslamophobiaLack of accurate knowledge of the nature of the Muslim BrotherhoodThe Muslim Brotherhood’s funds contribute to the European economyOthers

    15. In your opinion, what factors might lead some people to sympathize with the Muslim Brotherhood?

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