Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Denmark Financing Its Conquerors

I am distressed with the dispensing of Europe. It has lost much of its faith to atheism and its identity to multiculturalism. It has lost touch with its moral compass to relativism and its productivity to socialism. And now, it is in the process of losing its ability to govern through Muslim immigration (though it is hard to see how the Muslims would govern much worse short of public stonings without trial and legalized honor killings.) All of it is scary, and all of it is happening with either too little concern.

Lowell Ponte in FrontPageMag helps to put into focus just how desperately out of kilter much of Europe has become.

In Brussels, Belgium, the most popular name for baby boys is now Mohammad. Sustaining the population of a nation requires that on average each couple gives birth to 2.1 children. The average European couple now has fewer than 1.4 babies, compared to 3.6 babies born to the average Muslim immigrant couple in Europe. Across Western Europe 16 to 20 percent of babies are being born into Muslim families.

In France at least 12 percent of the population is already Muslim, the fruits mostly of immigrants from former French colonies in North Africa. If present birth trends continue, by 2030 a quarter of France's people will be Muslim, more than enough to determine who controls the national parliament and executive. As this columnist recently noted, the nuclear-armed French military is already 15 percent Muslim. Adjacent Switzerland is now 20 percent Muslim.

The German newspaper Deutsche Welle days ago reported that Germany's birth rate in 2005 fell to a level lower than at the end of World War II, to a "historic low," more than fifty percent lower than those of France and Great Britain. But at a meeting this week in Berlin that brought together the interior ministers of six European nations, Germany's leftwing Social Democrats continued to oppose the application of any test or standard that would restrict who could migrate into Germany.
Even more disturbing to me is this gem from Denmark:
[the] wealth of traditional Europeans is being bled away and transferred to new Muslim immigrants and their children. One mechanism for this is the European welfare state. In Denmark, observed Bawer, only five percent of the population is Muslim, but this minority demands and receives 40 percent of the Danish government's total welfare payments and other taxpayer-subsidized social benefits.
We in America have an opportunity to look into the crystal ball and see one of our potential futures. If we choose dhimmitude for ourselves we stupidly deserve that fate. If we choose dhimmitude for our children we are too morally barren to even deserve those children we will forsake.

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