Just because President Macron and Bundeskanzler Merkel are all on board with the European Union’s plan to settle another three million refugees from North Africa and Syria in Europe, don’t imagine that everyone on the Continent wants a seat on the Eurocide Express. The same sort of dissatisfaction with the E.U. immigration policy which contributed to the ascendency of the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) and culminated in the “Brexit” is felt in other E.U. countries.
In France, opposition to E.U. immigration policy is led by Marine Le Pen of the National Front Party. (Macron is President of France because his coalition of parties won more seats than her coalition, that’s the way a parliamentary system works.) Looking at this another way, French voters who have had their fill of Islamic immigrants still have representation, where as Americans opposed to willy-nilly illegal immigration into the U.S. have next to no representation outside the White House, because the majority of Republicans are RINO’s i.e. Republicans In Name Only, who make it their job to backstab the putative leader of their party.
So, what is there not to like about Islamic immigrants in France? At least some of the electorate is tired of riots in Paris and Marseilles, attacks on Jews and their synagogues, Moslem no-go zones in their cities and people who can’t handle criticism in the form of a political cartoon poking fun at the Prophet Mohammed, i.e. the murder of the Charlie Hebdo staff.
In the Netherlands, the leader of opposition to further Islamic immigration is Geert Wilders, leader of the Party voor de Vrijheid a.k.a., P.V.V. (Party for Freedom) of which he is the founder. The reason for his founding of the P.V.V. was a 2004 falling out with the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy which supported the accession of Turkey into NATO. Now that Prime Minister Erdogan appears to be steering Turkey away from its pro-Western, democratic course toward becoming an Islamic republic, Wilders instincts appear well-founded.
For his criticism of Islam, Wilders is portrayed as far right racist and has been put on trial (but not convicted) for hate speech crimes, even prohibited from entering the U.K. In reality, his views range widely across the political spectrum. He is agnostic himself but would support a constitutional revision to include a clause stating the cultural dominance of the Christian, Jewish and humanist traditions. Wilders wants reduction of taxes and regulation but advocated increased spending on infrastructure and compensation for teachers, policemen, healthcare workers and military personnel. He would like to see the Netherlands out of the E.U. and he is a friend of Israel. Wilders, in his own words, says “I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam.” He calls the Koran a “fascist book” which he compares to Mein Kampf. He has argued that Islam is not really a religion rather a totalitarian political ideology like communism and fascism. Wilders is careful to disassociate himself from certain individuals whom he regards as fascistic even though they share his desire to protect Europe from Islamization. His low regard for Islam is informed by unpleasant realities:
-A murder attempt on himself and fellow M.P. (Member of Parliament) Ayaan
-The assassination of Rotterdam politician Pim Fortuyn.
-The assassination of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
-His being placed on an Al-Qaeda hit list together with “The Satanic Verses”
author Salman Rushdie.
-He is under police guard continuously
Another European who does not view the “refugee crisis” through rose colored humanitarian glasses is Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary and head of that country’s Fidesz Party. “We do not consider these people to be Muslim refugees. We regard them as Muslim invaders,” he told Germany’s Bild newspaper. “We believe that a large number of Muslims inevitably leads to parallel societies, because Christian and Muslim society will never unite.”
The E.U. want Hungary, a nation of ten million and a 0.4% Muslim minority, to take in 1300 refugees. Orban is adamantly opposed in the face of the E.U. which is pursuing legal action against this member state. A 2016 Pew survey found Hungarians to be among populations most anti-immigration in their attitudes thus raising the prospect that Orban’s stance against the elites in Brussels will make him all the more popular at home.
The opponents of Islamization of Europe today are in good company with the most outstanding leader of the twentieth century, Sir Winston Churchill. “Mohammdism is a militant and proselytizing faith. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world… the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
Given the proven track record of the Islamic minority to show an unwillingness to assimilate into the mainstream of European society we need to ask ourselves why the E.U. and, of course, by extension, the U.N., feels such an imperative to force the nations of Europe to accept so many of these refugees. Is there a motive that has nothing to do with humanitarianism? Let’s stop and think.
If this ends the way Islamic fundamentalist would like it to, Europe would be conquered by a political force that would like to undo everything good in terms of human freedom which has been accomplished since the Renaissance gave way to the Age of Enlightenment. Who wants this outcome and why? Will history repeat itself? In the Nazi era, the German people were terrified into going along to get along by a mob of vicious, murdering homosexuals. Once they had served their purpose, the Nazis murdered the Brown Shirts.
Something else has me curious. We have heard since the publication of Paul Ehrlichs’ “The Population Bomb,” that we need to achieve something called Zero Population Growth to save the global environment. What do you know, Europe has achieved that. Some nations of Europe are even experiencing net population decline. For some reason, the exponential growth of population growth in Islamic countries has not only escaped criticism but they are also accorded the privilege of dumping their excess population on Europe. “Good” behavior warrants punishment and “bad” behavior is rewarded.
Erratum- In the first part of this series I stated that Hosni Mubarak was lynched by the mobs of the Arab Spring. In fact, he wasn’t executed like Muammar Gaddafi. He was tried, sentenced to life, retried and acquitted.