| One wonders why America, a nation of immigrants, can be suddenly so receptive to Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric
| Thursday, February 04, 2016
The best answer, so far, is that immigration does not seem to work
any more the way it did, at least for certain groups of immigrants.
A similar situation has arisen in Europe. In 2009, the American journalist Christopher Caldwell famously characterized
the changes that a massive non-European, non-Judeo-Christian,
immigration was forcing over Europe as a “revolution.” We may now be on
the brink of a counter-revolution, and that can be as violent and
far-reaching as revolution itself.
Last year’s massacres in Paris (the attacks on satirical cartoonists
and a kosher supermarket’s customers in January 2015, then the November 13
killing spree) were a tipping point : the French – and by extension,
most Europeans — realized that unchecked immigration could lead to civil
war. Then there was the Christmas crisis in Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean.
On December 24,
a fire was activated at an immigrant-populated neighborhood in Ajaccio,
the capital of Southern Corsica. As soon as the firemen arrived, they
were attacked by local youths, Muslims of North African descent. Such
ambushes have been part of French life for years.
This time, however,
the ethnic Corsicans retaliated; for four days, they rampaged through
the Muslim neighborhoods, shouting Arabi Fora! (Get the Arabs out, in Corsican). One of Ajaccio’s five mosques was vandalized.
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:07 PM