by Giulio Meotti
Europeans do not have children, but Muslims do.
“Make five children, Europe’s future is yours”. So spoke Turkish President Erdogan. A statement of demographic conquest that echoes that of the Algerian president Boumedienne in 1974 at the UN: “The bellies of our women will give us victory”. And Imam Qaradawi, the guru of the Muslim Brotherhood, spoke of Islamic birth rate as the weapon for the “non-violent conquest of Europe”. It is Islamic eschatology, but with real meaning.
Especially because these Muslim leaders cultivate it in the bosom of a Europe that has stopped having children.
Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, Portugal and all the East European countries lie in a disastrous demographic, with just one son per couple, with the balance between deaths and births long compromised and prospects of population decline in the next twenty-thirty years that would alarm\ the last of the hedonists.
“Religion always wins - if simply and brutally for demographic reasons”, said the French writer Michel Houellebecq. Today, millions of Muslims live in the European Union and their number, according to the most serious research, will constitute at least 15 percent of the total EU population, this without counting migrants.
In an essay for the Washington Quarterly, Timothy M. Savage of the Office of European Analysis of the US State Department has estimated that Europe will be 20 percent Muslim by 2050.
Professor at Princeton University in the United States and one of the known experts in the Islamic world, Bernard Lewis, in an interview with Germany’s Die Welt newspaper said in 2004: “Europe will be part of the Arab West, the Maghreb. Europeans marry late and do not have children or make a few. If the present trends continue, Europe will have Muslim majorities at the latest by the end of the XXI century”.
The late Fouad Ajami, director of the Middle East studies program at Johns Hopkins University, replied that Islam in Europe does not have to be the majority, it is enough to dominate big cities and regions, as when the Moors ruled Spain. And this is already happening.
The Muslim presence in Europe is clustered geographically within individual states, especially in the industrialized urban areas, areas such as Berlin’s Kreuzberg, Tower Hamlets in London, and the banlieues (suburbs) of the large French cities. Two fifths of Muslims in the UK reside in the Metropolitan Area of London; a third of Muslims in France are living in or around Paris; and a third of Muslims in Germany are concentrated in the Ruhr industrial. This has facilitated the creation of Islamic societies in the heart of Europe.
Mr. Erdogan and the other hallucinatory Muslim leaders watch this infertile and aging Europe. And they dream about giving it the finishing blow.
Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
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