A study of Muslim teenage boys in Germany has demonstrated a correlation between religiosity and a propensity for violence — the more intense the Islamic devotion in the boys, the more likely they are to use violence. The author of the study was dismayed by the results, which showed that “even when other social factors were taken into account, there remained a significant correlation between religiosity and readiness to use violence.”
In other news, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering accompanying the Turkish Navy when it escorts the next “aid” flotilla, so that he can pay a visit to Gaza himself.
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