Saturday, November 13, 2004

Low intelligence of Muslims in the Netherlands

Can Muslim immigrants in Europe be integrated in society? Their Islamic religion itself is not conducive to their acceptance of liberal European civilization, but Muslims seem to have low intelligence as well, as a study by Dutch researchers demonstrates. Muslims in the Netherlands have one and a half standard deviations lower intelligence than native Dutchmen.

Journal of Biosocial Science. Vol 33(3), Jul 2001, pp. 469-475

Explored to what extent mean IQ differences between immigrant group samples and majority group samples are representative of means between immigrant populations and majority populations in the Netherlands. Evidence from eleven samples indicated that the mean IQ of third world immigrants in the Netherlands is lower than the Dutch mean by approximately one standard deviation for Surinamese and Antillians, and by approximately one and a half standard deviations for Turks and Moroccans. This finding is particularly robust among 1st-generation immigrants. Since IQ tests provide the best prediction of success in school and organizations, it could be that the immigrants' lower mean IQ is an important factor in their low status on the Dutch labour market. The IQs of 2nd-generation immigrants appear to be rising. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)


At November 13, 2004 at 4:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IQs of middle easterners tend to settle one SD below the mean of europeans. Even with optimal education and nutrition the gap will likely never close. Europeans are very unlucky in their immigrants.
If it's not too late, europhiles need to promote fertility among native europeans. Particularly, large families need to be smiled upon once again.

At November 13, 2004 at 4:49 AM, Blogger Psellos said...

Islam is a dysgenic religion. If Muslims stop cousin-cousin marriages, their IQ may improve, but they will still lag behind Christians.


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