By: Nicolai Sennels, Denmark
….Inviting thousands of refugees and migrants from Islamic countries to Europe has proven a catastrophe. It is destroying our economies and we are seeing how still larger parts of our beautiful cities are being dominated and ruined by a religious, violent counter-culture. On top of the cultural ruin comes the treat of terrorism.
Europe is famous for our open and tolerant culture, where we willingly pay a very high share of our income in taxes in order to maintain the weak and needy in a social safety net. But today most Europeans are experiencing just how Islamic immigrants and refugees are changing and challenging our way of life, in so many ways. Our children and youths are confronted by it in schools, on the street, and in discotheques. We all read the news daily about the increased violence, rape, and jihadist terror on our streets, while our welfare system and economic competitiveness are being eroded. The faces of our cities and societies are changing and becoming less and less recognizable for the indigenous Europeans.
Therefore today a majority of Europeans have a negative attitude towards Islamic immigration and religion. A recent poll showed that 63 percent of the otherwise tolerant Germans, many of them still burdened by a bad conscience from the Second World War, now think that Islam does not belong in Germany.
So, dear Americans, please do not make the same mistake that we Europeans have made. Learn from history, learn from our sorry example.
And yes, it is still possible to help refugees in real need with vital assistance. One example is the Kilis camp in Turkey (click for very a interesting article on “How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp,” plus great photos).
As an example of what is effectively possible, the yearly international aid to developing countries was120 billion US dollars in 2007. For this amount alone, 70 million people could have conditions like in the Kilis camp for a whole year. If we add the money that is spent for accommodating refugees here in the West, I would think that the problem would be solved. Furthermore, the West would benefit from not having to accommodate terrorists, criminals, and un-integratable refugees flooding our countries.
We want to help. We should help. But not at the expense of our culture, our rule of law, and especially not at the expense of the safety of our women.