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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moroccan Immigrants Most Unhappy in Holland

Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands are the least happy of any Moroccan immigrants in Europe and their children are even more dissatisfied, the NRC reports on Monday.

The paper says a survey by an organisation called the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad concludes that the relationship between society as a whole and second generation Moroccan immigrants is 'significantly more tense' than in other countries.

The researchers looked at the position of Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

In Europe as a whole, 50% of immigrants and their children said they felt rejected by society but in the Netherlands almost two-third said they were sidelined.

The survey also showed that while second generation immigrants are less likely to attend mosques than their parents, in the Netherlands children are more likely than their parents to actively practice religion (...)

link: Moroccans in Holland are most unhappy | EuropeNews


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