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This Is What Islamization Looks Like

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 5, 2018 at 16:23

Islamization in Europe looks like a gradual, ongoing process - it will not be accomplished by explicitly Islamic political parties as they are too small and overspecialized. Instead, for example, Islamic influence can clearly be seen in a major, mainstream European party, Britain's Labour Party. It is evident in the anti-Semitism and pro-Hamas or pro-Hezbollah positions of Jeremy Corbyn, its chairman. One can imagine the Labour Party fitting in nicely in Turkey, if not Lebanon or Gaza, and it could well come to prominence again. And Corbyn is hardly unique in Europe.
Then there is the increasing tendency to prosecute Islam-critical speech in Western Europe, where the line between hate speech and Sharia blasphemy prohibitions are blurred. It's shocking to read about free thinkers, some of them dissidents from Islamic countries, being hauled into court.
Britain already has Sharia courts, and the police have been soft on Muslim gangs which have practiced sexual predation on underage girls, excusing their negligence on fear of being called racist.
There are several forces influencing the trend: Muslim migration, a loss of national and cultural pride, economic opportunism in attracting Muslim investment and academic subsidies, a vacuum of religious conviction and demographic shrinkage.
There has been some push back, such as the Brexit vote, and there have been some electoral successes by anti-immigrant parties, as in Austria, but Western Europe is looking tired and demoralized. Eventually, there may be nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and nobody will listen.


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