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Muslim Face of the EU: As Overall Birth Rates throughout Europe Collapse, Falling Well below Replacement Levels, the Birth Rates and Immigration Rates of Muslims Have Been High. Because Muslims Often Don't Assimilate, Strife Is Inevitable

By Kirkwood, R. Cort | The New American, August 3, 2009 | Go to article overview

Muslim Face of the EU: As Overall Birth Rates throughout Europe Collapse, Falling Well below Replacement Levels, the Birth Rates and Immigration Rates of Muslims Have Been High. Because Muslims Often Don't Assimilate, Strife Is Inevitable


Kirkwood, R. Cort, The New American


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In early May, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi predicted Europe's future: "We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe--without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." And he is right, if present trends hold. Muslims will dominate Europe if Turkey, which contains 77 million Muslims, is allowed into the European Union, as is now proposed, and its citizens are allowed to live anywhere in the EU.

That is about the only conclusion one can draw from the growing Muslim population of the continent, which shows no signs of slowing. The demographics prove it. About 1.5 million Muslims live in Great Britain. Another 890,000 live in the Netherlands, with 380,000 in Belgium and 280,000 in Sweden. Nearly 200,000 live in Austria. France and Germany have more than 6 million and about 3 million respectively. In all, some 50 million Muslims have entered Europe since the 1950s, when virtually no Muslims lived there. They now compose 7 percent of the population.

As Muslim birth rates surge, native Europeans are aborting and contracepting themselves to death. The collapsing birth rates across Europe aren't just low; they are below replacement levels, meaning that Europeans will soon go the way of the dodo bird. The bare minimum replacement rate is 2.1 children per woman (or 210 children per 100 women). Germany and Italy, at 80 births per 100 women and negative population growth, are headed for literal extinction. The German government predicts that the land of Goethe and Beethoven will be a Muslim country by 2050. France isn't far behind with 125 births per 100. The Netherlands' and Spain's rate is about 100 births per 100 women. The European Union as a whole is 102.5 births per 100 women.

The concern is what Europe's face will look like when Muslims are ascendant demographically, and how much that face will remotely resemble what used to be called Christendom.

Cultural Change

Naturally, as the Muslim population has grown, so has its visible presence. Rotterdam's mayor is an immigrant Muslim. Another Muslim immigrant sits in the British House of Lords. In Southern France, mosques are more numerous than Catholic churches. As European Christianity declines, its churches become mosques as well. Minarets poke into the skyline of Europe's old cities and towns. In Brussels, Belgium, Muslim squatters simply began holding services in Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, apparently with the permission of the bishop. Open-air meat markets line city streets. Schools serve Halal food (foods permissible under Islamic law), not just to Muslim children but also to Christians without their knowledge, while so many Muslims populate Norway's prisons that the authorities gave up trying to serve different foods and adopted an all-Halal diet for prisoners to keep the Muslims quiet. Public swimming pools now segregate men and women into different times of the day. In London, the Croydon Council adopted a Muslim-only swim time.

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The Muslim transplants often do not accept cultural differences and are not hesitant to show their disdain of non-Muslims. As the late Oriana Fallaci observed, Muslims in Europe often show their contempt for Christianity by publicly urinating on church properties. Others urinate in baptismal fonts or defecate on altars.

Crime

This sacrilege and cultural jihad is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Europeans face every day, for the illegal immigrants from North Africa and elsewhere are also conducting a crime wave.

A quick Google search of the Internet reveals just what radical Muslim immigrants and their European-born children have done, and are doing, to the continent. A few years ago, a Muslim fanatic murdered Theo van Gogh because he produced the film Submission, which documents Islam's inherent misogyny.

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