Englishman Joseph Pearce writes here about the threat of militant Islam in Europe.
There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe which nobody wants to talk about,” he continued, “that we daren’t bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially. And rightly we should be. But there is a cultural thing as well … By 2020, fifty per cent of the children in Holland under the age of eighteen will be of Muslim descent.” This combination of declining European birth-rates, coupled with large-scale Muslim immigration, constitutes not so much a racial threat as a threat to western culture, he concluded.
“There is a change happening in the very complexion of Western civilization in Europe that we should think about at least and argue about,” he said. “If it just means the replacement of one genetic stock with another genetic stock, that doesn’t matter too much. But if it involves the replacement of Western civilization with a different civilization with different cultural values, then it is something we really ought to discuss … True democracy comes from our Greco-Judeo-Christian Western experience. If we lose these things, then this is a catastrophe for the world.”
One is reminded of Colonel Gaddaffi’s pronouncement about the Islamic takeover of Europe, “We don’t need guns. We simply need time.”
Do the English and other Europeans care about the destruction of their civilization? Not much and not many. I spoke to an older Englishman some time ago who lived through the war and saw how his country was first threatened then defended then saved. When I pointed out that contraception and abortion were destroying the English and that in fifty years the England he knew would be gone he shrugged and more or less said, “Que sera sera. What will be will be.”
There is an apathy within Europe that is frightening, and while it used to be said that everything in America takes five years to get to England it seems when it comes to attitude and culture the flow is now the other way around: the attitudes and apathy of the English now come to America, but it is takes much less than five years to get here.
Go here to read the whole article at Crisis.