Who would think that author and columnist Mark Steyn would be in free speech hot water for writing about who is and who isn’t having babies. Apparently Canadian Muslims complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission when Macleans magazine published a chapter from Steyn’s book “America Alone.” Us or Them blog describes the issue involving European demographics that has infuriated Muslims. Read all about it here. This is the gist of what Steyn said that prompted the action taken by the “five whiney muslims”:
A fertility rate of less than 2.0 means you are not replacing your population with each generation. When less than 2.0, your demographic group is in fact losing population and growing smaller exponentially.
Steyn’s book goes on to explain how muslim’s fertility rate is closer to 3.8. Add to that a proudly and loudly declared European Union open immigration policy in favor of muslim nations and you have a recipe for demographic conquest and the Islamification of Europe. America Alone is about the potential for muslims to conquer the entire European continent without having to fire a single bullet.
Earlier today I posted on recent statistics from the US Census Bureau that indicate the US population is increasing and a large part of that is due to immigration.
The Washington Post reported last week that the US population had indeed grown due to a complex set of factors including immigration. But, women in America are still having babies.
For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation’s unique status among industrialized countries.
The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself.
What I would like to see is a further breakdown. Which women are having the babies?
Dhimmiwatch a few days ago reported that Sweden’s population is increasing as baby-producing immigrants pour in and the Swedes move out giving credence to Steyn’s thesis regarding Europe’s future and his ultimate conclusion that America will be alone. Go to Us or Them now where the whole chapter from Steyn’s book that is causing the controversy has been posted and don’t miss the last paragraph!
Judy and I have both read “America Alone” and recommend it to you. You will laugh while you’re crying.
For more on Sweden’s refugee problems, we have posted a number of times here.