The demographic threat to the West Muslim immigration threatens to change the European way of life

The demographic threat to the West: Muslim immigration threatens to change the European way of life. Editorial by the Washington Times.

A combination of falling birthrates among the native-born and the influx of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from the Middle East threatens to swamp the indigenous European culture from which America sprang. Preserving the best of the culture will be the responsibility of the emerging generations, and the size of that responsibility is only now coming clear. …

Huge mistake by the academics, who underestimated the strength of Islamic culture and the Islam meme:

Demographers suggested in earlier years that the growing numbers of Muslims would assimilate to the powerful, largely secular Christian culture of the West. They observed that Islam shares some aspects of Judaic and Christian religious experience. But in other ways Islam is not a faith as faith has been understood in the West. In some Islamic countries Islam is bequeathed at birth, and leaving it for another religion is punishable by death. Islam is often not a faith of the heart, but of law.

Further complicating assimilation, Muslim immigrants tend to develop self-contained slums around the great European urban centers, which become incubators of Islamic extremism. …

Islam has historically been hostile to unbelievers. …

Conditions in the world and in America have changed radically, and cite the rapid and inexpensive communications and transportation that enable maintaining ties between immigrants and their origins that did not exist for earlier waves of immigrants.

hat-tip Stephen Neil