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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Will Europe Collapse Without Muslim Immigration?

Will Europe Collapse Without Muslim Immigration?
Will Europe Collapse Without Muslim Immigration?
by Fjordman
Will Europe collapse without continued Muslim immigration? That seems to be the view of senior EU officials such as Federica Mogherini.
Mogherini, an Italian former Communist, is the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This basically makes her the EU’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. She gave an interesting interview with the major Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in early February 2017.



In the interview, Mogherini claimed that mass migration is impossible to stop. She further stated that the European economy would become paralyzed and that Europe would “collapse” demographically without continued immigration.[1]
Admittedly, in this particular paragraph, Mogherini did not specifically mention the words Islam, Islamic or Muslim. However, on other occasions, she has made it abundantly clear that Muslim immigration is part of what Europe needs to avoid a collapse.
Federica Mogherini made such remarks at an Islam in Europe conference in June 2015.[2] She then dismissed any notion of a clash between Islam and the West, stating that “Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and — what matters most — in Europe’s present and future.” Europeans should celebrate “diversity,” which includes Islam. She further stated that “I am not afraid to say that political Islam should be part of the picture.”
Mogherini said that:
“Some people are now trying to convince us that a Muslim cannot be a good European citizen, that more Muslims in Europe will be the end of Europe. These people are not just mistaken about Muslims: these people are mistaken about Europe — that is my core message — they have no clue what Europe and the European identity are. This is our common fight: to make this concept accepted both in Europe and beyond Europe. For Europe and Islam face some common challenges in today’s world. The so-called Islamic State is putting forward an unprecedented attempt to pervert Islam for justifying a wicked political and strategic project.”[3]
Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed the Mediterranean in 2015, 2016 and 2017, headed for Europe. The European Union’s way of dealing with immigration is through cooperation and partnership, not confrontation. Mogherini told the media this ahead of a summit on Malta in 2017. “We do not believe in walls or bans,” she added.[4] She further stated that there should be no discrimination against migrants based on faith.[5]
For tens of millions of European citizens, mass immigration has become a huge social and economic burden as well as a major security threat. However, the leaders of the EU view Muslim immigration as an opportunity, even as the solution to Europe’s problems. To the oligarchs of the European Union, Islam is not a problem. Islamophobia is.

In a speech from September 2016, Mogherini once again stated that “Europe needs migration.” Moreover, “we see a massive room for win-win solutions, also because if we look at the Mediterranean and Africa you see a huge untapped potential. There is youth, young people with excellent degrees, very good studies and no job opportunities for the future, a lot of good will and they are simply trying to find their place in the future.”[6]
This senior EU official thus sees a “huge untapped potential” in immigration from the Arab world and Africa. A potential for what? For destroying Europe?
Many of the Muslim and African immigrants that have come to Europe in recent years lack the skills and education for complex jobs. At the same time, some European countries already suffer from widespread unemployment.
Moreover, technologists and economists warn that millions of jobs will disappear in the coming decades due to automation. Tasks that used to be performed by humans will in many cases be taken over by computers and robots.
Europe is now importing large numbers of more or less unemployable people with a very different culture. Many of the immigrants are young men of military age with a hostile religion. This policy is criminal stupidity. We risk laying the foundations for massive ethnic tensions and social unrest.
Africa alone is predicted to grow by more than one billion people in the coming thirty years.[7] This number is far greater than the combined population of the entire European continent, from the Urals in Russia to Portugal. At the current rate, the global population adds nearly another Europe every decade. To embrace mass migration from the Islamic world and Africa in this situation will plunge Europe into chaos.
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental organization of 43 countries from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin: The 28 member states of the European Union plus partner countries from North Africa and the Middle East. The League of Arab States, or Arab League, participates in all meetings of the Union for the Mediterranean. The Arab League also represents Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Somalia and Yemen. Muslim countries such as Algeria and Egypt have the same formal status in this Union as do The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Germany. Even the Islamic slave state of Mauritania is a full member.[8]
In January 2017, the High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini made opening remarks at the Second Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean. She lamented the “lack of integration” between Europe and Muslim-dominated North Africa. However, she assured that the EU identifies the Union for the Mediterranean as an important player towards a Euro-Mediterranean region that is more integrated, socially and economically.[9]
At the press conference following the Ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona in January 2017, Mogherini stated that “having 43 countries, an overall population of 800 million people in our region, gives us a size, a magnitude, an impact that is quite unique.” According to her, more Euro-Mediterranean integration is urgently needed:
We know well, as the demographic trends of our region indicate that this is the smart thing to do for our present and not only for our future; but also tackling the issue of giving adequate space to our youth, both in Europe and in the rest of the Mediterranean region, is also key to a certain number of top priorities that we share: the economic development, guaranteeing that our societies are open societies with a space for each and every citizen, the management of migration flows but also the prevention of radicalisation and the management of our security concerns that we also share.”[10]
The EU elites are thus working tirelessly to promote a regional bloc consisting of European nations plus predominantly Muslim countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Millions of European citizens are unaware that this process, or the Union for the Mediterranean, even exists. Western mass media rarely report critically on this issue.
Such a Union will contain hundreds of millions of Muslims, a number that keeps growing rapidly. Yet this is not perceived as a problem by EU authorities. The same EU authorities seek to suppress all resistance to Muslim immigration among native Europeans as “hate speech”.
In early 2017, Chatham House made a survey of more than 10,000 people from ten European countries. It proved that public opposition to Muslim immigration is not confined to President Donald Trump’s electorate in the USA. It is widespread throughout the Western world.
The respondents were given the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.’ They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement. Overall, across all ten of the European countries, an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped. 25% neither agreed nor disagreed. 20% disagreed. Majorities in all but two of the ten states agreed, ranging from 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy to 47% in the UK and 41% in Spain. In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.[11]
This resistance is perfectly understandable. Many European countries are now living with a constant threat of Islamic terrorism, as well as street crime from Muslim immigrants. Meanwhile, the ruling EU elites want Muslim immigration to continue indefinitely.
Muslim immigration to the Western world is the greatest betrayal in history.

Notes:
1.   www.corriere.it/esteri/17_febbraio_02/mogherini-migranti-fermare-arrivi-solo-un-illusione-vanno-gestiti-flussi-paesi-partenza-d2731dde-e98c-11e6-9abf-27281e0d6da4.shtml [Esplora il significato del termine: Mogherini e i migranti: “Fermare gli arrivi è solo un’illusione. Vanno gestiti i flussi dai Paesi di partenza” February 2, 2017. Norwegian translation of this article, with comments, by Christian Skaug, February 7, 2017. www.document.no/2017/02/07/europa-kollapser-migrasjonen/
2.   eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/150625_07_en.htm SPEECH. Federica Mogherini’s remarks at “Call to Europe V: Islam in Europe”, FEPS conference” 25/06/2015
3.   eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/docs/150624islamfepsdeliv.pdf Federica Mogherini’s remarks at “Call to Europe V: Islam in Europe” conference June 24th, 2015. Full text version, pdf. Note: This link worked in 2015, but it no longer work when it was checked in February 2017.
4.   news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/03/c_136029205.htm EU does not believe in walls, bans over immigration issue: EU’s Mogherini. 2017-02-03.
5.   www.federicamogherini.net/the-european-way-to-manage-migration/?lang=en The European way to manage migration. Feb 3, 2017.
6.   eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/10200/speech-at-eu-side-event-investing-in-partnership-a-european-external-investment-plan_en Speech at EU Side Event: “Investing in partnership, a European External Investment Plan” Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini 21/09/2016.
7.   www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jan/11/population-growth-in-africa-grasping-the-scale-of-the-challenge Population growth in Africa: grasping the scale of the challenge. 11 January 2016. www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34188248 How will a population boom change Africa? 11 September 2015.
8.   ufmsecretariat.org/ufm-countries/ Union for the Mediterranean Member States, website visited in February 2017.
9.   eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/19061/opening-remarks-high-representative-federica-mogherini-second-regional-forum-union_en Opening Remarks by the High Representative Federica Mogherini at the Second Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) 23/01/2017.
10.   eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/19076/remarks-federica-mogherini-press-conference-following-ministerial-meeting-union-mediterranean_en Remarks by Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean 23/01/2017
11.   www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/what-do-europeans-think-about-muslim-immigration What Do Europeans Think About Muslim Immigration? 07 February 2017.