Sunday, November 05, 2006

What if Europe is dying?

Courtesy of The Washington DC Examiner Newspaper
Oct 27, 2006

WASHINGTON - Advocates of realpolitik in foreign affairs contend the best policy is the one based on a realistic assessment of the relative powers, interests and possibilities of any given situation. These same voices have been strangely quiet, however, about an emerging reality on the world stage that deserves the focused attention of thoughtful Americans — the Europe familiar to generations of Americans is passing from the world scene and is being replaced by one that shares little with this nation or its historic fundamental values and interests.

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.”

An Islamic majority in Europe would not necessarily be uniformly anti-American, but, to cite but one example, there is little doubt that it would be vastly more anti-Semitic, thus profoundly complicating American determination to ensure Israel’s survival. Among the nations of the Middle East, Israel most shares American values and must be protected, but the time is now for Americans to recognize the situation developing Europe and prepare to deal with it.


Right Wing said...

A very scary thought indeed.

John Sobieski said...

What if? I wish Europe would reverse course, but it just doesn't look that way to me.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Europe isn't going to change course. They need to rediscover Christianity, dump the welfare state, eject Muslims en mass, and start making lots of (kufir) babies. This is all way, way too much to ask for. Even one of these things happening is almost certainly asking for too much.

Europe is dying and America has to find a way to deal with this very unpleasant, and permanent, situation.

European Kafir said...

scary indeed!
i can only repeat what i am hearing from friends, colleagues here: send them all back to where they come from = mostly middle east! we are not willing to give in to their middle-aged-acting-and-thinking.

EK<<<<< still hoping!!!

Steve Harkonnen said...

Lessons learned should be Europe's motto after experimenting with multi-culturalism. For years and years, they allowed Muslims to move in and reap the free medical and welfare benefits. Such is the case of Germany and Belgium. I know this from being in both countries and witnessed the throngs of Moroccans and Turks who'd come in there with their large families while living off the land. So now Europe must pay for it.

Anonymous said...

The French "youths" burutally burn a young girl on a bus and keep robbing subways because the ruling elites experiment and force the commoners to accept with the willing complicity of the media. If this isn't a stupid, sick and dying society, what can it be?