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Islamization of Europe

Reader comment on item: [Brandeis University President Jehuda] Reinharz, Israel and Me

Submitted by Boris Schein (United States), Feb 18, 2007 at 15:15

The committee on the Middle East was right to consider the subject of your talk as related to the Middle East. Let's try not to fool ourselves. A clear future destiny of Europe, or should we say "Eurabia" or "Euran"?, is to become a part of the Middle East. Europe has already passed the point of no return and it is already too late to try to reverse that. It is as simple as arithmetic: their Islamic population is going to grow (a simple demographic fact). What can they do? To stop legal or illegal immigration? This is hardly possible and, with each year will be more and more impossible politically (growing Islamic vote in the electorate etc.)

The behavior of the Muslims fleeing to Europe is very understandable and completely rational. Having built disfunctional societies, they try to flee. They bring their culture and traditions with them. Even if immigration is stopped, it will continue for humanitarian reasons: spouses coming to their spouses in Europe. Parents of the spouses coming to their children. Other children of these parents coming, etc. So, from that point of view, the process may be only slowered a little but never reversed. You may or may not be right telling about the difference between Islam and militant Islamic movements.Yet he who pays orders the music, and so we should not engage ourselves in pipe dreams. Even here, in the US, moderat students coming to us from Muslim countries get under the influence of radical Islamic ideology for the first time in their lives and are -- already in the US -- indoctrinated in the views opposite to those on which this country is founded.

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