One of the largest stories taking place today is the movement of people from poorer and more stressed lands to richer and more secure ones. As communications and transportation increase in quality and decrease in expense, immigration can be expected to continue to grow, stressing destination countries even as it depletes the departed countries of talent and drive.
Various questions come to mind: How big will the backlash be? How will the lowering birth rate change attitudes and patterns? Will immigrants from alien cultures adapt to their new homes?
It's a huge subject; I touch on some aspects of the Muslim-Western relationship, listed here in chronological order and updated as needed.
- "Immigration's Grisly Edge in Ceuta and Melilla." DanielPipes.org, October 19, 2003. Focuses on two medieval Spanish enclaves on the coast of Morocco.
- "Europe under Siege." New York Sun, October 15, 2005. Two aspects of Europe's immigration problems.
- "Fortress Europe." DanielPipes.org, November 27, 2005. A survey of European responses to keep immigrants out.
- "West Africa - Europe's New Border." DanielPipes.org, March 19, 2006. A multi-year survey focused on the Africa-to-Spain immigration route.
- "[West Africa:] New Route to the West." New York Sun, May 30, 2006. A summary of the topics covered in "West Africa - Europe's New Border."
- "Malta and Other Outposts under Seige." DanielPipes.org, June 4, 2006. Looks at immigration to Malta, Majorca, and even Yemen.
- "Cutting-Edge Measures to Cope with Immigration." DanielPipes.org, August 3, 2006. Reviews steps Europeans are taking to fend off immigration
(August 3, 2006)
- "Let Refugees Remain in Their Own Culture Zones." The Washington Times, September 24, 2013. Calls for Middle Eastern refugees to remain in the Middle East (for example, in Saudi Arabia), and not go to the West.