Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Majorities of Europeans Back Muslim Immigration Ban

The Overton Window is open. Way open.

In our survey, carried out before President Trump’s executive order was announced, respondents were given the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement. Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed.
Majorities in all but two of the ten states agreed, ranging from 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy to 47% in the United Kingdom and 41% in Spain. In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.
The US would be somewhere in between. But the bottom line is that there is really no significant opposition to something that goes a good deal further than President Trump's proposal.

The Eurocrats have to be scared. And with good reason. There really is no support for continued Muslim migration. And that's in societies with even more pervasive propaganda. Left-wing parties have no serious plans for adapting to this new reality. And it will tear apart the European Union.
People are sick of the violence and terror. But they're also sick of the chaos, the freeloading and the crime. They want their countries to be what they are instead of extensions of the disasters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, etc... And the idea that this should be policy is becoming normalized. A Wilders win and a Le Pen victory would fundamentally transform political discourse and policy in Europe. And the establishment has no plans for how to cope with that except, as in the United States, compulsive opposition.
And that won't be enough.

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