AN "overwhelming majority" of Europeans believe immigration from Islamic countries is a threat to their traditional way of life, a survey revealed last night.It would be nice to have some percentages here, rather than mere approximations like "most", "widespread", and "overwhelming majority". But the message is nonetheless pretty clear: even though our politicians seem to believe their own claims that Islam is a "religion of peace", which enriches our lives on a daily basis, the majority of people know that it isn't, and that it doesn't. This supports the conclusions reached in a Telegraph poll in 2006, which found that 53% of British people saw Islam as a threat. And they are, of course, right to do so: as numerous posts on this blog (and many others) have aimed to demonstrate, Islamic culture is completely different from and at odds with our own.
The poll, carried out across 21 countries, found "widespread anti-immigration sentiment", but warned Europe's Muslim population will treble in the next 17 years.
It reported "a severe deficit of trust is found between the Western and Muslim communities", with most people wanting less interaction with the Muslim world.
The gulf between us and them (and I use that term advisedly, because it is an 'us and them' situation) is widening rapidly. As I have pointed out many times before, 36% of Muslims aged 16-24 support the execution of those who convert away from Islam, as against "only" 19% of Muslims aged over 55. What we are facing is an Islamic population which, even without immigration, is growing very rapidly, with birthrates that dwarf those of other groups, and which is, at the same time, increasingly extreme. The fact that Europe's Muslim population is set to treble in just seventeen years is evidence of the strong possibility that at least some European nations, and quite possibly the whole continent, will become majority-Muslim within the present century. What astonishes me is not that most people are concerned by this, but that some people aren't.
Hat-tip: David Vance (ATW)