| Muslim Immigration and the Future of Europe: Where’s the Democracy?
| Thursday, May 25, 2017
|The Canadian writer and broadcaster Mark Steyn asks a simple but
fundamentally searching question about the problem of Islamic terrorism
in Western society today, a question that few mainstream liberal
politicians want even to acknowledge, let alone attempt to answer.
The simple question Steyn asks is: What’s the happy ending here? In other words, Steyn is asking if Islamic terror in the West, and
Europe in particular, is ever going to end and allow us to get back to
normal living, to get back to those days when Islam didn’t dominate our
news screens, back to those days when we weren’t threatened on our
living-room TV screens with beheading if we did not show “respect”, or
has Islamic terrorism now become a major and integral part of our
Western way of life, just as it is in the Middle East and much of the
Throughout the Western world today, largely because of the post
Second World War liberal consensus on Muslim immigration and growing
Islamic terrorism on our streets, the West’s ruling liberal clerisy is
under unprecedented pressure from an enraged public.
Witness the growing electoral strength of the anti Muslim-immigration AfD party in Germany; the growing strength of the Front National
in France which, although losing to Mr Macron in the recent general
election, has established Muslim immigration as an issue of serious
voter concern, with the FN now a major force in French
Witness the growing strength of Geert Wilders in the
Netherlands, whose electoral support for a ban on Muslim immigration
frightened the pro-immigration prime minister Mark Rutte into telling
Muslims who don’t like “our values” to leave Holland. And, of course,
the election of Donald Trump, whose victory over the bien pensant
clerisy of America’s East and West coasts had much to do with ordinary
voter concerns about security and Muslim immigration. And of Brexit,
where the British people were deeply concerned about Angela Merkel’s
almost unilateral open invitation to the world’s Muslims to come and
settle in Europe.
The Western, but particularly the European political landscape is
changing. It’s no longer simply the traditional Left/Right questions of
economics that divide people, but something much more fundamental: the
question of a Muslim threat to Europe’s historical identity as a
Christian/secular culture. Islamic immigration is now a major defining
feature of European politics.
Everyone can now see the literally bloody disastrous results of
jihadist terrorism on their streets, results that far outstrip even the
dire predictions of the clichéd British bogyman Enoch Powell (Powell
predicted irrational inter-racial violence on Britain’s streets, not
targeted and deliberate civilizational destruction).
European, American, Canadian and Australian peoples now see their
towns, their cities, their airports, even their Christian churches and
private homes turned into slaughtering dens by jihadi killers, many of
them second and third generation “Westernised” Muslims who, according to
that same Western liberal consensus, should today be fully-functioning
secular Muslims enjoying the benefits of mini-skirted Muslim women and
same-sex Muslim marriage.
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:51 PM