Mainstream media outlets in Europe are finally beginning to comment, however gingerly, about the Muslim threat to civilization. Excellent books have been written by Americans Bruce Bawer, Mark Steyn and Walter Laqueur, and now Christopher Caldwell, about the Muslim "time bomb." Leading European media from the BBC to newspapers have pursued a politically correct course of ignoring the problem or euphemistically describing it away.
The London Telegraph has finally waded in with a large survey piece with the arresting opener:
A fifth of European Union will be Muslim by 2050
Britain, Spain and Holland will have an even higher proportion of Muslims in a shorter amount of time, an investigation by The Telegraph shows.
The Telegraph survey article itself (see below) sketches the demographics of the Muslim population explosion resulting from massive immigration and high birth rates, but only alludes to Muslim self-ghettoization while leaving out altogether mention of the accompanying explosions of youth crime and welfare costs.
For example, Caldwell reports these staggering statistics on immigration in Germany, which is overwhelmingly Muslim from Turkey:
Take the example of Germany. In 1970, 82 percent of its immigrants were in the workforce, but by 1980 only 58 percent had jobs. The decline continued: By 1990, just 41 percent were in the workforce, and by 2000 only 33 percent were. Over these five decades the number of foreign residents in Germany rose from 2.7 million to 7.3 million.
Sweden has been particularly welcoming to and accepting of Muslim "culture." As a consequence, Malmo, its second largest city, is virtually under the control of Muslim street gangs who attack the weak elderly for their possessions and native girls for rape. And France has mapped and publicly identified several hundred Muslim "no-go zones" which the public and public officials are advised not to enter.
The European left, which controls the BBC and much of the media and through the Labour Party the present government, not only studiously ignores the threat, but embraces Islam -- the views of which are completely antithetical to theirs except for anti-Americanism and anti-Christianity.
A few conservative political voices are being courageously raised, such as those of Geert Wilders in Holland, but so far political leadership is far behind the public in its opposition to Muslim immigration, separatism and their favored treatment by governments, media and the elites.
Mark Steyn, an early "alarmist," notes the Telegraph piece, declares it understates the problem and the rapidity of change to be effected by Muslim population growth in the major cities of western Europe.
Muslim Europe: the demographic time bomb transforming our continent
The EU is facing an era of vast social change, reports Adrian Michaels, and few politicians are taking notice
By Adrian Michaels
Published: 11:11AM BST 08 Aug 2009
Europe's low white birth rate, coupled with faster multiplying migrants, will change fundamentally what we take to mean by European culture and society.
Britain and the rest of the European Union are ignoring a demographic time bomb: a recent rush into the EU by migrants, including millions of Muslims, will change the continent beyond recognition over the next two decades, and almost no policy-makers are talking about it.
The numbers are startling. Only 3.2 per cent of Spain's population was foreign-born in 1998. In 2007 it was 13.4 per cent. Europe's Muslim population has more than doubled in the past 30 years and will have doubled again by 2015. In Brussels, the top seven baby boys' names recently were Mohamed, Adam, Rayan, Ayoub, Mehdi, Amine and Hamza.
Europe's low white birth rate, coupled with faster multiplying migrants, will change fundamentally what we take to mean by European culture and society. The altered population mix has far-reaching implications for education, housing, welfare, labour, the arts and everything in between. It could have a critical impact on foreign policy: a study was submitted to the US Air Force on how America's relationship with Europe might evolve. Yet EU officials admit that these issues are not receiving the attention they deserve.