Doug Saunders summarizes his latest book The Myth of the Muslim Tide in a Huffington Post article, 10 Myths about Muslims in the West. It is a game that Saunders play with himself, throwing up the ball and smashing it to the ground. Saunders is the European chief of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s second biggest newspaper, and has received the National Newspaper Award — the Canadian counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize — four times.
Saunders’ prime message to us infidels is: “Don’t worry, Islam and Muslim immigration is not a problem.” However, whoever claims that Muslim immigration is not a danger to the West — and that Muslim immigration should continue — should really worry, as they take upon themselves a historical responsibility. Because what if they are wrong? Then they have inadvertently been an agent for those who openly wish us and our societies pain and destruction.
So should we worry? Let’s take a closer look at Saunders’ arguments against the following statements, that he claims are untrue:
1: “Muslims have a higher birth rate than other religions, and will take over the world by population”
Well, Muslims have already taken over thousands of neighborhoods in thousands of Western towns and cities. Saunders should go and interview the locals there or, better still, he should move in to those neighborhoods himself, and then try to convince his neighbors not to worry.
Don’t worry, and just ignore the skyrocketing number of rapes, robberies, shootings, car-b-ques and random violence against non-Muslims that routinely happen? Don’t worry that the police can no longer uphold the rule of law and that fire departments cannot operate safely in the area?
Don’t worry that your kids are openly mocked in school for being non-Muslim, for not fasting during Ramadan, or for having pork in their lunch. Don’t worry that welfare services are cut due to Muslim immigrants’ lack of motivation and ability to earn a living in our civilized, high-tech societies. And if you are Jewish and like to publicly wear your kippah, don’t worry at all.
The world’s Muslim population will grow twice as fast as non-Muslims over the next 20 years. By 2030, Muslims will make up more than a quarter of the global population, with this number likely to grow to almost 40% by 2100.
According to 2012 UN estimates, as outlined in WorldPopulation Prospects: the 2012 Revision, produced by the UN Secretariat, the overall population of Muslim-dominated Africa is expected to balloon from 1,031 million in 2010 (14.9% of the global human population) to 4,185 million (38.6% of the global human population), easily outpacing growth in all other regions. Immigration pressure from Africa against Europe’s borders is higher than ever, and increasing, as up to one hundred thousand people illegally enter the EU yearly.
Moreover, the fact and the problem is that you don’t need a majority of Muslims to destroy a country. Just take a look at the Central African Republic. In December 2012, the Muslim minority of just 15 percent decided to rebel against their Christian-dominated government, and through extreme violence and terror, the Muslim rebels managed to overtake the government in just three months!
2: “Immigrants from Muslim countries are going to swamp us”
Saunders does not think so, but I say it depends on how you define “swamp,” and in which country you live.
The Muslim population in Europe stood at 44 million in 2010 and is expected to increase to 58 million by 2030, according to the PewForum, due to immigration and higher birth rates.
If you live in a European ghetto (which I assume that Mr. Saunders does not) or in Kashmir, the chance of your feeling swamped and unsafe is probably very high. No need to mention that the now Muslim-only Middle East and North Africa was once Muslim-free, or how that came to be…
3: “Muslims will become a majority in European countries”
Saunders does not think so, but what’s the point anyway, if you don’t need a Muslim majority to destroy a country?
Most Europeans are failing to have enough children to stave off a decline in population growth, while birth rates are indeed higher among the Muslim immigrant populations, which will lead to a significant rise in the proportion of Muslims within European communities.
With the European Commission considering the possible accession of 99% Muslim Turkey into the EU, the demographics of Europe could radically alter if 74 million Muslim Turks are permitted to freely take up residence anywhere in Europe. Already now, the EU is about to allow visa-free entry from the United Arab Emirates, and is negotiating visa-free entry from Turkey.
The fact is that many large areas in Europe are already well on their way to having a Muslim majority, which makes landslide victories for Islamic parties in regional governments very likely, if not certain. Muslims’ tendency to move together, combined with so-called white flight (read: infidels on the run) and the increased possibility of working online away from the city, will speed up this process of repeating Islam’s imperialist history.
Already now, Muslim votes — they tend to vote for parties that offer high social benefits — were the determining factor that ensured that Socialists won elections in France and Denmark.
4: “Muslims will become a dominant group of cultural outsiders in the United States”
Saunders does not think so, but what if Muslim outsiders are able to determine important decisions in the government? The Obama administration’s pro-Islamic policy, his support of the Muslim Brotherhood, and his order not to mention Islam or Islam-related words in government reports on Qur’an-inspired Islamic terrorism clearly show that Islam and Islamist tactics are dominating certain areas of United States policy.
Should Saunders ever see the inside of a prison, he will discover the most Muslim-dominated place in the US. Here Saunders can talk to the many non-Muslim inmates who converted to Islam to avoid assaults from their Muslim inmates. 17-20 percent of prisoners in New York are Muslims, an astonishing 2000 percent over-representation compared to the overall percentage of Muslims in the US.
5: “Muslim immigrants in the West hold the same backward views that Muslims do in the Middle East and Pakistan”
Saunders don’t think so, but how about asking the Muslims themselves? A large survey of 9000 Muslims living in Europe concluded that 65 percent of Muslims on the continent think that the Sharia is more important than democratic laws; 75 percent think that the Qur’an must be taken literally, and that all Muslims are obligated to follow the Qur’an. 58 percent think that Muslims should be even more fundamentalist.
If you read the Qur’an, including its orders for men to beat disobedient wives and “kill the infidels wherever you find them,” (2:191; 4:89; 9:5) you will realize just how daunting these numbers are.
The share of extremists in Muslim countries is already high, but the fact that a vast majority, not a “tiny minority,” of Muslims are extremists in the West is shocking, and whoever buries this fact in feel-good talk is putting non-Muslims and our societies in real danger.
6: “Muslims in America are more loyal to their faith than their country”
Saunders agrees, but does not see this as a problem, since the same share of Christians — about half from both religions — also see themselves as “Christian first and American second.”
What Saunders (and many others) omits from his analysis is that, while it is not a problem that half of the population in a Christian culture see themselves as primarily Christian, it is a major problem that Muslims are more loyal to their religion, which on so many levels is inconsistent with and often antagonistic to Christianity and human rights in general, especially when it comes to the rights of women, religious and sexual minorities, apostasy, non-Muslims and religiously-motivated violence.
For that same reason, we experience a constant pressure to adapt to the Sharia, and the list of things that have already been changed to accommodate Islamic law is long and constantly growing.
7: “Poor Muslims are flooding out of overpopulated countries into the West”
Saunders gets around this one by claiming that the countries that Muslim immigrants come from are not “overpopulated.” This is a ridiculous assertion, and it is obvious that Saunders’ play with words is intended to avoid having an honest take on reality (in internet terms, this is called “trolling”).
The fact is that poor Muslims are flooding the West.
According to a 2009 article by Richard Kerbaj in the UK’s Sunday Times, the UK Muslim population increased roughly ten times faster than the rest of the population between 2001 and 2009.
This is influencing cultural values and the social fabric of Europe heavily, and has put our welfare system under unbearable pressure.
8: “Muslim immigrants are angry at the society around them”
Saunders is completely wrong on this one. In fact, he is not quoting the “Islamonausics,” but his own segment. The claim that Muslim immigrants are angry with society is used again and again by the politically correct as an argument to change society to appease the angry Muslims.
The real cause of Muslims’ aggression is Islam. The fact is that Islam is the only religion in the world in which people become more aggressive and violent the more religious they are. Muslims are angry because Islam incites them to hate and harm infidels, and because their scriptures depict non-Muslims in such hateful terms that it violates every law on hate speech and racism.
9: “Muslims in the West cheer for terrorist violence”
The Brookings Institution sums up the commonly held viewpoint among many Muslims in the US as: “be nice to your non-Muslim neighbors and co-workers, pursue your careers in medicine and engineering, and send your children to American universities, as long as you stick close to your mosques and schools, and make sure your daughter marries a good Muslim.”
The fact is that Islam literally promotes violence and terrorism, and that no leading Muslim has ever dared to disregard the words of Allah or declare the words of the prophet as imperfect. Thus, the Qur’an’s and the Hadith’s orders to suppress, harm and kill non-Muslims remain uncontradicted. No surprise that the Million Muslim March on September 11, 2013 held to promote Islam as peaceful only attracted 25 Muslim demonstrators.
As the Muslim Mudar Zahran recently wrote: “If you look at the London Tube Bombing of 7/7; the Madrid Train Bombing; two attacks on the World Trade Center; the murders of Lee Rigby, Theo Van Gogh, Daniel Pearl, Nick Berg, Ilan Halimi, and countless other attacks and threats, how can we honestly expect people not to be ‘Islamophobic’? It would appear we have no one to blame but ourselves.”
10: “Muslims have become so populous that the most common baby name in Britain is now Mohammed”
Agreed. Variants of the highly popular Muslim name “Mohammed” are more popular than any other name given to male babies in the UK. But Saunders does not think it is a problem that Muslim parents prefer to name their boy after a bloodthirsty, world ruler-wanna-be, Jew-hating mass murderer.