Islamization of France

Great section here, it's rather long, but well explained:

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families, from North Africa, the Middle East and black Africa - whose religion, aspirations and mores are radically different from ours - now live on our soil. Their birth rate is higher than that of European families. What is the consequence? Within 30 years the population of Islamist culture could be in the majority among those 40 years old or younger. "In France, we will have between 6 and 8 million Arabs by the years 2005 - 2010," said Edgar Pisani, honorary president of the Arab World Institute. We have been duly warned: this is a radical transformation (political, economic, cultural and social) of our society.

This mutation is in progress at the very moment when, to use Toynbee's expression, "an external proletariat" is forming on the southern and western shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This army of reservists came about as a result of the birth rate of these peoples, and the absence of an economic policy capable of guaranteeing them a decent life in their homeland. In front of them lie France, Italy, Spain and Germany, lands of mirage, highly developed, with guaranteed employment, free social protection and education. Who could resist the call of this "promised land"?

At the same time, all over the world, roused by immense hopes, Islam is enjoying an unprecedented revival. It is awakening after a long night. It has renewed vigor, pugnacity and ambitions. From Morocco to Indonesia, from the Muslim States of Central Asia to black Africa, more than one billion two hundred million men - young compared to the aging populations of Europe - constitute a "community" (Umma).

It is transnational, motivated by spiritual aspirations, material demands and political ambitions, and (here and there) financed by revenue from oil.


From HERE.

Comments

Snake Oil Baron said…
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) still have higher birth rates but but these are falling. Their economies are primitive but are developing. Black Africans include many Christians and as the sub-Saharan populations continue to swell while MENA growth slows they are finding many black Christians entering traditional European immigrant communities (low rent, near certain industries like garment and import businesses) and even stopping in North Africa as a second best option to Europe.

In other words, the employment rate would have to be continuously very high in Europe to continue to pull the young and mobile from the MENA regions. Other regions with falling populations like Central Asia which already have Muslim populations like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and Russia will attract MENA youth and if the Gulf states decide that they have too many foreigners from Asia (especially non Muslims) working in their nations they may decide that they want to try to attract more Arabic speaking Muslims from the neighboring MENA region as guest workers instead of Hindus Buddhists and Christians.

Even as fertility rates in the MENA region fall, so to do the rates of European Muslim immigrants. And the apostate rate (both to Christianity and secular views) seems to me to be far higher than is understood. Self-identified Muslims seem to comprise a much lower percentage of the European population than do statistical Muslims. When I see videos documenting the vast presence of Muslims in European cities by showing the overflowing mosques I often note that the average age seems to be between 50 and 150 years old. The odd youth or child is in tow but it is certainly not a young crowd.

Native European fertility rates have shown some increase lately and are certainly not set in stone. Frankly I don't see Islam's future as all that bright in the world as a whole or in Europe specifically.
Abu Daoud said…
Dear Snake Oil Baron:

I really enjoyed your comment. I am especially curious about this remark:

>>Even as fertility rates in the MENA region fall, so to do the rates of European Muslim immigrants. And the apostate rate (both to Christianity and secular views) seems to me to be far higher than is understood.

What is your basis for saying this? I am aware of the growth of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how many of those Christians are emigrating to the West. But what is your basis for saying that the apostasy rate is much higher than is commonly thought?

I mean, I am something of a specialist in the area of Muslim conversion and my information (which, yes, is hard to come by, but is there) is that the numbers are growing, but still very low--certainly lower than the number of new Muslims on any given day (a new child or a convert--both count).
tanya said…
Have to say I fear this - not that those people are unworthy or their culture unworthy, but don't want to see our culture and our values disappear from the face of the earth. diversity is key!
Abu Daoud said…
Hey Tanya,

Still waiting to hear from you on the topic of Catholicism in France...

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