This afternoon I read a bunch of articles on the growing fear in Europe that the continent would be sooner than many predicted a predominantly Muslim stronghold. A few years ago Mark Steyn warned of the trend in “America Alone,” but I don’t think he even foresaw it happening in just a few decades into the future.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germans have failed to grasp how Muslim immigration has transformed their country and will have to come to terms with more mosques than churches throughout the countryside, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.
“Our country is going to carry on changing, and integration is also a task for the society taking up the task of dealing with immigrants,” Ms. Merkel told the daily newspaper. “For years we’ve been deceiving ourselves about this. Mosques, for example, are going to be a more prominent part of our cities than they were before.”
Germany, with a population of 4-5 million Muslims, has been divided in recent weeks by a debate over remarks by the Bundesbank’s Thilo Sarrazin, who argued Turkish and Arab immigrants were failing to integrate and were swamping Germany with a higher birth rate.
France, Belgium, Sweden, Russia and the UK* (and the list goes on):
The Chancellor’s remarks represent the first official acknowledgement that Germany, like other European countries, is destined to become a stronghold of Islam. She has admitted that the country will soon become a stronghold.
In France, 30% of children age 20 years and below are Muslims. The ratio in Paris and Marseille has soared to 45%. In southern France, there are more mosques than churches.
The situation within the United Kingdom is not much different. In the last 30 years, the Muslim population there has climbed from 82,000 to 2.5 million. Presently, there are over 1000 mosques throughout Great Britain – – many of which were converted from churches.
Who needs terrorists when the Muslim birthrate will do it:
Muammar Gaddafi recently stated that “There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without sword, without gun, without conquest. We don’t need terrorists; we don’t need homicide bombers. The 50 plus million Muslims (in Europe) will turn it into the Muslim Continent within a few decades.”
Fighting to stay alive!
The immigration control faction in Sweden did win seats in parliament last weekend and this article at Reuters tells us of the rise of other immigration control political movements throughout Europe. Is it too late for western civilization to survive in Europe? Perhaps.
Endnote: Judy reminded me today that Churchill knew over 100 years ago, here, what might be the fate of his beloved England.