Friday, May 31, 2013

Is Europe dying? Mideast expert says Islam is Europe's future

(WJD) In the wake of the brutal jihadist murder of a British soldier, an attack on a French policemen, and a series of riots by mostly Muslim young in Sweden, all Europe is asking itself what has gone wrong. One expert has an ominous answer: Europe is dying and Islam is its future

"It is all a result of a European softening," Dr. Mordechai Kedar told YNet on Tuesday, "which the Muslims see as a weakness, as if they received Europe in their hands for free."

Kedar explains that European Muslims, for the most part, do not want to assimilate into European society, and are building their own autonomous enclaves that are essentially separate and autonomous from Europe's non-Muslim citizens.

"Once," says Kedar, "a French man of Algerian descent told me that they didn't move from Algeria to France, they brought Algeria to France."

This is the result of a general cultural and social malaise that has set in across the continent. Birth rates have collapsed, economies are stagnant, and Europe's belief in its own right to exist has fallen apart. "Europe has lost its will to live as Europe," Kedar comments. "It is gathered into museums, into history."

Europe's Muslim minorities, on the other hand, are growing quickly. They believe in the integrity and even the superiority of their own culture. This demographic and cultural gap is leading to more and more violent clashes with their host societies. And these clashes are likely to get worse.