The New York Analysis of Policy and Government concludes its report on why Europe’s leaders aren’t responding to the terrorism devastating their nations.
The Pew Research Center notes that Muslims are younger than other Europeans. “In 2010, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 32, eight years younger than the median for all Europeans (40). By contrast, the median age of religiously unaffiliated people in Europe, including atheists, agnostics and those with no religion in particular, was 37. The median age of European Christians was 42.”
A Spectator analysis of Christopher Deliso’s study, Migration, Terrorism, and the Future of a Divided Europe emphasizes that his examination didn’t indicate that the massive migration was spontaneous or the result of disruption in Islamic homelands.
“By the end of 2015, 1.1 million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea… little about the war in Syria had changed to explain this mad increase in volume. Rather, [Turkey’s autocratic leader] Erdogan used migration to extract concessions from the EU: By March 2016, desperate to make him turn off the spigot, the EU gifted Turkey with 3 billion euro for refugee hosting expenses and visa-free travel for Turkish citizens.” In addition, Deliso also reports that globalists “trumpeted the human rights of asylum seekers over the security of borders; lobbied the United Nations, European Union, and U.S. Government to see the world his way; and financed a legion of pro-migration NGOs, think tanks, academics, and activists to facilitate this movement.”
Criminal organizations also played a role. “Human trafficking, weapons and drug smuggling, antiquities theft, and document fraud were all exponentially mobilized to facilitate and finance illegal transit. Criminal revenue from migrant smuggling in 2015, to and within the EU, was an estimated 3-6 billion euros according to Europol. Corrupt diplomats got in on the act: The author interviewed the former employee of an Athens-based, Muslim-majority embassy who said the consulate sold passports to migrants for 1,000 euros each.”
Islamic sources are not shy about their ultimate goal. Their aim, which has been an historical constant for millennia, is not assimilation into Europe’s mainstream; it is the eventual control of the continent.
As CBN outlines:
“the Persians invaded Europe in an attempt to conquer the Greeks in the fifth century B.C…After Mohammed’s death in 632, the new Muslim caliph, Abu Bakr, launched Islam into almost 1,500 years of continual imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of others through invasion and war, a role Islam continues to this very day….The Muslim wars of imperialist conquest have been launched for almost 1,500 years against hundreds of nations, over millions of square miles (significantly larger than the British Empire at its peak). The lust for Muslim imperialist conquest stretched from southern France to the Philippines, from Austria to Nigeria, and from central Asia to New Guinea.”
The new wave of invasion is different from the military strategy of the past. It is based, instead, on Europe’s declining native population, in contrast with the high fertility rate of the global Islamic population. A report by Italy’s Machiavelli Political and Strategic Study Center notes: “Europe and Italy face.. unprecedented…migratory flows. This is primarily due to the concomitance of European demographic decline (from 22% of the world’s population in 1950 to 7% in 2050) and African demographic explosion (from 9% to 25% of the world’s population over a hundred years). In 2065 the share of first and second generation immigrants in Italy could exceed 40% of the total population. In addition, there is greater homogeneity of immigration: the first ten nationalities account for 64% of total immigrants today, while in the 1970s only 13%. All this does not deviate from what is happening in several Western European countries. By 2065 in Great Britain, the British ethnicity should lose the absolute majority in their own country. Today in Germany, children under 5 are 36% immigrant children, suggesting a major change in the next generation’s ethnic composition. This ethno-demographic revival of the European population, and in particular Italy, must be part of the ongoing debate on migration policies.”
Serious discussions about changes in Europe’s incautious immigration policy have been virtually ignored by continental governments. Why?
The answer may rest with the internal politics of the continent. Since the end of the Second World War, Western European politicians have depended on providing substantial social welfare benefits to their voters. Much of their ability to provide these costly programs depended on a growing population.
The New York Times reported on the dilemma several years ago: “Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements…But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations are experiencing rising deficits, with more bad news ahead. With low growth, low birthrates and longer life expectancies, Europe can no longer afford its comfortable lifestyle…”
European leaders, frightened of confronting their voters with the news that those financially unrealistic benefits are longer affordable, chose instead to replenish the diminishing young population with migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Their gamble that the new arrivals would assimilate has proven a failure. By refusing to admit their error, they have placed their own careers (and comfortable life styles) above the very future of their nation, their culture, and their civilization itself.