by Daniel Grynglas
We have all stared in dismay at heartfelt pictures of dead refugee children
who had been trying to brave the waves while trying to cross from the
violent and poverty-stricken Middle East to the wealthy Europe. Indeed,
these are gut-wrenching images of human misery.
Refugee” signs are decorating buildings from London to Berlin. Facebook
sites, street marches and support centers are springing up all over
Western Europe. Thousands of noble, well-meaning people are extending a
helping hand and are doing their best. The left-wing sympathizers are
in the forefront of the “Support the Refugees” movement.
others, largely in Eastern Europe, have doubts and don’t want to take
in these migrants. Marcin Zaborowski, executive VP at the Center for
European Policy Analysis, offers
an explanation typical for many European pundits: “ ..rising xenophobia
is playing a role, … there is this wave of refugees… Most of the
countries, like Poland, have no proper infrastructure in place .. and
little appetite to spend precious resources.” Translation: People who
don’t want to settle refugees in their country are selfish xenophobes.
Left-wing media denounces them as xenophobic racist Nazis.
sanctimonious accusers miss the main point: The refugees are
predominantly Muslim. This is the key to understanding why so many
people resist accepting them in their cities and neighborhoods.
Recently, Poles had no problem accepting Ukrainian refugees. But the
Muslim religion, Islam, is rightly associated with intolerance and
violence. Muslims slaughter Christians all over Middle East. They
abhor Jews, Westerners and anybody who doesn’t believe in Islam. Anyone
that doesn’t practice restrictive Muslim sharia law is to be converted,
expelled or murdered. Muslims murder gays and treat women as chattel,
depriving them of most basic human rights.
A few examples from the
past: In the 1960s, the Mediterranean country of Lebanon was a
prosperous and peaceful country, ruled by a Christian majority. But
there was a large Muslim minority that grew rapidly, thanks to high
birth rates and immigration from abroad. Eventually Muslims took over
the government and started to deny Christians their rights. It was
Muslim intolerance at its worst. Muslims started killing their
Christian neighbors and tried to either convert them to Islam or expel
them from Lebanon. Today Lebanon is a Muslim-ruled country with a
Christian minority living in armed enclaves. Many Christians have fled
In the city of Bethlehem in the 1960s, Christians were an
80 percent majority. When the local Arabs, since renamed Palestinians,
took control, the intimidated Christian majority rapidly shrank to a
mere 20 percent of the population.
In 2005 Israel transferred
control of the Gaza region to Muslim Arabs. Local Christians were
intimidated by threats and murder and all have fled.
In Israel and the "West Bank"
(Judea and Samaria), Muslim Palestinian Arabs, are the source of
never-ending conflict. No matter what concession the Israelis offer,
Arabs just desire to expel or kill Jews. Countless Jewish civilians were
maimed and killed in the Muslim attacks including suicide bombings, car
rampaging, knife stabbing and the like.
In Egypt, Muslims terrorize and murder their Christian neighbors. Thousands have died or were forced to leave.
examples are no better. In countries like France and Sweden there are
many no-go zones, areas ruled exclusively by the Muslims where
non-Muslims are not welcome. Even the police are afraid to enter these
enclaves. In essence, the governments of France, Sweden and even Great
Britain have acceded to the establishment of Muslim mini-states in many
of their cities and suburbs.
There are many videos on YouTube
showing Muslim displays of brutality and intolerance. Concerned
Europeans, maligned by the left as xenophobes, are just normal people
who follow their instinct for self-preservation. They want to protect
both the cultural heritage of their countries and their own lives.
reaching the shores of Europe are overwhelmingly economic migrants.
They flee poverty, not war. Even Syrian migrants are mostly fleeing
from refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan and not from the
life-threatening war inside Syria. Life in Turkish camps is clearly
less attractive than life in Germany. They are attracted by the
generous benefits provided by the European countries. No wonder that
when the Danish government wanted to slow down the flow of refugees,
they advertised in Arab newspapers that the benefits have been cut.
is clear that the wave of Muslim migrants represents a mortal danger to
the whole European continent. Once the large Muslim population establishes
a permanent presence and once major parts of big cities become
Muslim-controlled no-go zones, then Muslim political demands will
follow. These claims to unwarranted Muslim-only “rights” will be backed
up by acts of violence, the likes of which Europe has not seen since
World War II. Even if the today’s migrants are not yet radicalized (and
this is a rather questionable assumption), then their children will be.
Past experience shows that the big pools of European Muslims are a
fertile ground for spreading ISIS-like ideas and terrorism. Muslims
usually refuse to assimilate and prefer to convert their hosts to Islam.
we face today's difficult choice between our desires to resettle people
in distress and the inescapable conclusion that resettlement will
entice many more Muslims to come, we must let reason to prevail. We
must be smart and restrain our altruistic and noble urges to do
something good. Let’s not allow our countries to be taken over by
Muslim violence and intolerance. We must think about our
self-preservation and about the preservation of our children and grandchildren. We must refuse permanent entry to any Muslim migrants.
are other humanitarian solutions to this problem that do not entail the
settlement of Muslims in Europe. The Middle East and Africa are home
to well over a billion people. World Muslims number 1.5 billion, and are
mainly poor. This is about three times more than the entire population
of Western Europe. Do we really plan to settle all these people in
Europe? Our current resettlement activity will undoubtedly lead to such
Europe should help establish refugee camps and safe zones
in the Middle East. There are already a few million people in such
camps in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. We should help in provisioning
these camps and help provide the assistance these migrants need in order
to have decent living conditions. We should teach them useful trades.
welcome by Germany created a strong magnet to bring millions of
migrants from Asia and Africa to Europe. This is sheer madness and it
is dangerous. To discourage the flow of countless people I recommend
a strict policy that not one of them will be offered permanent right of
residency. They will all be fed, clothed and sent back. We must show
the futility of their journey so that the next wave gets discouraged.
unconscionable that Germany, that created the problem, wants to push it
onto other European countries by demanding that they accept more
migrants. If politicians like Angela Merkel don’t understand this
fundamental truth then new leaders should be elected who will undo the
damage and implement a practical and effective solution.