Joe Angione, writing for The Villages, FL Daily Sun, wrote a very interesting article on the Muslimization of Europe. He refers to Geert Wilders‘ contention that in about a generation America will be the only nation standing against the onslaught of radical Islam. Joe further states 45 million Muslims now live in Europe, 25 percent of the European population. He presents a very persuasive argument regarding the dangers we may face in the future including nuclear war.
My fear is different; my fear is the Muslimization of Europe will lead us into another major war on the European continent. If we examine Muslim nations, removing their oil export monies, we find that Islamic, theocratic governments cannot raise their people’s standard of living beyond that of the middle ages. They cannot succeed in international commerce. They cannot function economically in an industrialized society to say nothing of succeeding in our electronic age. I cannot believe that any nation of Europe would become a Muslim theocracy regardless of the size of their Muslim population.
Today, the Muslims in Europe are an annoyance rather than an immediate threat to the native Europeans. They populate their own ghettos and it’s easy to turn a blind eye to their migration into Europe. However at some point, they are going to cease being an annoyance and become a threat. The first threat will be economical, as the Muslim population increases the people of Europe will tire of supporting an ever increasing population of who are not contributing to the national welfare but, rather, are a burden.
The second threat will be social, when the Europeans tire of the economic burden they will be faced with a population that they don’t know what to do with. They can’t send them home nor can they force them to assimilate. So what will happen? We can’t know because we have never before faced a similar problem. Each nation will react differently depending on the size of their Muslim population and political persuasion. Certainly there will be discord and rioting. More seriously we may find nation pitted against nation and wars may start.
If that happens, do you think we can keep our finger out of that pie? I don’t, we’ll chose sides and become embroiled in another war on the European continent.
We Americans, or at least our government, are not ready to admit that we should allow the other nations of the world to solve their own problems. We are not ready to admit that while other nations have problems, so do we - problems we need to solve without embroiling ourselves on foreign soil. We will find justification no matter how tenuous to interfere. This is a greater risk than the risk of an Islamic, theocratic Europe.