Capitulating to the numerous

Capitulating to the numerous. By Mark Higgie.

Western Europe’s Muslim population has been expanding rapidly for many years. Their number was 25 million (5 per cent of the population) at the last count in 2016, up from 19.5 million (3.8 per cent) just six years earlier in 2010. Pew Research expects the number to rise to between 11 and 14 per cent by 2050, with Muslim populations up to 20 per cent in most of north-western Europe, with Sweden up to 30 per cent.

There’s little evidence to support the optimists’ view that this rapidly growing minority will assimilate into Western ways. …

Europe like Britain gives the impression of being overwhelmed by the growing numbers of Islamist extremists in its midst.

Henry Kissinger on a visit to Germany — where a synagogue has been fire-bombed and Jews have been warned against entering certain neighbourhoods wearing kippahs — has said that Berlin made a ‘grave mistake to let in so many people of totally different culture and religion’. Kissinger was referring to Angela Merkel’s decision to throw open Germany’s doors to over a million Third World migrants in 2015-16.


A projection by the PEW suggests that Muslims numbered approximately 1.9 billion followers in 2020.

Studies in the 21st century suggest that, in terms of percentage and worldwide spread, Islam is the fastest-growing major religion in the world, mostly because Muslims have more children than other major religious groups …

There were 50 Muslim-majority countries.

Wikipedia again:

As of 2023, the world’s “core” Jewish population (those identifying as Jews above all else) was estimated at 16.1 million

This number rises to 18 million with the addition of the “connected” Jewish population, including those who say they are partly Jewish or that have Jewish backgrounds from at least one Jewish parent, and rises again to 21 million with the addition of the “enlarged” Jewish population, including those who say they have Jewish backgrounds but no Jewish parents and all non-Jewish household members who live with Jews. …

Counting all those who are eligible for Israeli citizenship under Israel’s Law of Return, in addition to Israeli Jews, raised the total to 23.8 million …

In 1939, the core Jewish population reached its historical peak of 17 million. Due to the Holocaust, this number was reduced to 11 million by 1945.

Muhammad led a religion for a decade, with hardly any followers. Islam only became popular when he switched tactics to violence, and started attacking Jewish merchants and distributing their goods to his followers.

Arab rulers are accustomed to managing Islamic fundamentalists:

What many Muslims in western countries think of us — remember Rotherham and the mass rapes and grooming gangs, while the British establishment did nothing out of fear of being called racist?

Something for my grandchildren to look forward to.

Meanwhile, the United Nations failed to pass a Canadian amendment to condemn the barbaric slaughter of 1,400 Jews by Hamas, and applause broke out afterwards.