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Mass immigration has become catastrophic in the NL

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Jan 23, 2010 at 09:24

Myth, it is bad indeed. Very bad. What began as a slow but steady flow of immigrants in the 1960's-1970's, has resulted in a complete colonisation proces. 10 years ago I would never have dared using these words but the sheer numbers and statistics (and facts) are mindboggling. Especially in the largest cities in the Netherlands (and in fact across Europe) the increase of a non-western (= muslim) population has literally exploded within the last 20 years. In the case of the Netherlands it al started around 1960, when there was a shortage of a (cheap) labor workforce. The Dutch government had justed finished a massive emigrationpolicy in the fifties, whereby around 500.000 dutchmen-&women were send away (!) because there was'nt any work (the Dutch economy was still very weak after WW2). But just when this was finished, a laborshortage was starting again, and in the sixties, de government responded to the urgent demands from the businesscommunity and started an immigrationscheme, first recruting in Italy and Spain.

These were fellow-Europeans however, and thus not a real problem within the Dutch community. After a while however, many Italians and Spanjards returned home. The government supported then a new plan to recruit (very) cheap labor in... Turkey and Marocco. Thats were the islamic (then totally unheard of in Europe) immigration started. First slowly, for only men were allowed to come over on a workpermit for a certain period of time. Later. the government agreed to let wives and even whole families come over. Permanently. The problem was (and still is), that these immigrants do not assimilate in our way of life. Or much to little anyway. Here, the islamic way of life is one of the big problems to fit in the western way of life, with all its liberties etc.

Also, there is another reason why muslim-immigration in the whole of Europe was stepped up in de seventies: oil. Since the oil-crisis in 1973 there have been behind the scenes-deals made between the European Union and the Arabic states, allowing more immigrants into Europe in return for more oil. These circumstances have als contributed to the present dramatic changes within Europe. In the Netherlands it has had tremendous effects on just about everything and has caught the native/indigenous population of guard. The economic implication however could become catastrophic, because almost all muslim immigrants are unskilled or untrained labourer and many are illiterate. There chances in our modern society is almost zero, which mean hunderd of thousands of them are dependent on social welfare, which is (or was I should say) one of the great accomplishments of the social-economic plan in the Netherlands.

All in all it's looking pretty bad. And it is not getting any better either..


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