Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Islamization of Europe

The Examiner:

The signs of this passing are sometimes difficult to pick up but they are there and an increasing number of observers are beginning to think and comment about the phenomena. Paul Belin of the Brussels Journal notes, for example, that “Mohammed is the most popular name of new born males in Brussels, Rotterdam and other major European cities.” And no wonder, considering that:

“The number of emigrants leaving the Netherlands and Germany has already surpassed the number of immigrants moving in. One does not have to be prophetic to predict … Europe is becoming Islamic. Just consider the demographics. The number of Muslims in contemporary Europe is estimated to be 50 million. It is expected to double in 20 years. By 2025, one-third of all European children will be born to Muslim families.” These figures remind us that, as demographers well know, demographics are destiny.

Belin was prompted by an interview in a Dutch newspaper in which German author Henryk Broder lamented that young Europeans who value things like individual freedom should emigrate to New Zealand or Australia now because in 20 years they will not recognize Europe. French police who nightly battle Muslim youths who increasingly describe their struggle as an intifada might say Broder’s timetable is optimistic, as an average of 112 cars are burned every night in France these days, according to the London Times.

The Islamization of Europe clearly is not occurring overnight, but it is happening and that fact has profound implications, for better or worse, for American policymakers today and in the future. As Mark Steyn puts it: “Basically the European nations are dying and the populations in them are turning into relatively hostile Muslim populations, not all of them terrorists, but all of them, almost all of those people not sympathetic to America and American interests.”

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