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Will Islam support decadent Europes' pension plan?

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Submitted by William Sluis (United States), May 11, 2004 at 16:10

Holland, the bastion of libertine lifestyles with its 'tea shoppes' and red light disctrict, might become the first European nation to become a majority islamic state if current population trends continue. The question must be asked, will a majority muslim population enjoying political francise continue to pay taxes and support an increasingly aging and therefore retired non-islamic minority?

The socialist nations of the EU have risen to comfortable stasis largley on the promise of a neverending birth to grave welfare state and the eternal promise of benefits. As a humanistic libertine democracy passes into a post modern Islamic society why should its citizens continue to support those whose lifestyles they abhor? Imagine this future scene; Bernard, an aging openly homosexual is denied his monthly checks an the grounds that his lifestyle is abhorrent to an Islamic majority who now pays the majority of taxes and by means of thier larger population, can elect a majority of politicians into the national parliament. Why should reasonable and rational individuals, whom most western liberals believe themselves to be, expect that a working majority will continue to support a social system that they condemn even as they feed on it today? As seen in the endless ghettos of Paris, a large muslim population will cling to its common identity while condemning the traditional european heritage it has fastened on for benefits and civil rights. Without assimilation and common cultural goals the descendents of these two dissimilar civilizations will come to open conflict as a youthful Islamic Europe eventually takes the reigns of power from those who opened the doors to them in the first place.

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