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Monday, January 18, 2016

Muslims ‘Practically Impossible’ to Integrate into Europe - Czech President

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman. © Vincent Kessler / Reuters
Existing ghettos and the recent sexual harassment scandals involving Muslim migrants in European cities are evidence the integration of the Muslim community into Europe is next to impossible, Czech President Milos Zeman said in an interview on Sunday.

An established anti-immigration advocate, Zeman has condemned the European Union's migrant policies.

“The experience of Western European countries, where there are ghettos and closed areas, as well as recent events, demonstrate once again that the integration of the Muslim community [into Europe] is practically impossible,” Zeman told tabloid newspaper Blesk in a video interview, as cited by AFP.

“Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne,” the Czech president added, referring to the mass sexual assaults perpetrated by migrants in the German city on New Year's Eve.

Europe is experiencing the worst migrant crisis in decades, Zeman stressed, adding that newcomers should adapt to local culture and traditions while retaining their own distinct identities.

“Integration is possible with cultures that are similar, and the similarities may vary,” Zeman said, holding up the Ukrainian and Vietnamese diasporas living in the Czech Republic as examples of groups that have integrated successfully while maintaining distinct national identities.

The Czech leader promised to challenge EU migrant quotas, which currently demand members to accommodate numbers of migrants proportionate to a nation’s population and national budget.

As a country of 10.5 million people, the Czech Republic is obligated to accommodate part of the 160,000 asylum seekers under an EU quota scheme.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka expressed the notion, however, that refugees are not likely to agree to stay in the country, and are more determined to finish their journey in countries like Germany which have extensive welfare systems.

Last year Czech President Zeman labeled the ongoing refugee influx “an organized invasion,” urging the young asylum seekers to return to Iraq and Syria to “take up arms” and fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Earlier this month Zeman alleged that the influx of migrants into Europe was organized by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, which was striving to “gradually control Europe.”

I have felt for some time that there was some sinister force driving the Muslim migration to Europe, especially when you consider that the vast majority of migrants are young, single men. I wish President Zeman had provided some documentation to support his accusation that it is the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to a 2010 Pew Forum survey, there were an estimated 19 million Muslims living in the EU, making up about 3.8 percent of the union’s population.

In 2015, however, well over one million migrants from North Africa and conflict-affected countries in the Middle East arrived to Europe, heading primarily to countries in Western Europe.

It is probably safe to assume that 2 million migrants entered Europe between 2011-2014; so that makes a total of about 22,000,000 Muslims in Europe, or about 4.4%. Considering that most migrants are heading to Germany, Sweden, Denmark and a few other countries, these countries will have a considerably higher concentration of Muslims than countries like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, etc. These are less wealthy countries and have much more meager welfare systems.

Consequently, the percentage of Muslims in the wealthier EU countries almost certainly exceeds 5% and may well be approaching 10%. And since most migrants are clumped together in large groups, some towns and or states may have, or may soon have Muslim populations exceeding 10%. 

The UK's Muslim population was 2.7 million after the 2011 census, that's about 4.5%. No doubt it has exceeded 3 million and 5% by 2015.

Country        pop      % Muslim   as of
Germany      81m           5.8         2010
France          66m          7.5         2010
Sweden          9m           3.5         2000
Norway         5m            2.9          ????
Netherlands  17m         5.8           ????

Denmark      5.6m         4.8         2005

What does this mean?

The following is an excerpt from Dr Peter Hammond's article posted here. His observations imply a settled population not newly arrived migrants, so some of his expectations may take some time to manifest.

At this point, (5%) they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections.

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.