If you had thought that by now Europe would have come to its senses and put a stop to the influx of Muslim immigrants, you would be wrong. In fact, the Washington Post reports, the wave of immigrants and refugees is accelerating, not declining.
The Post reports:
Europe is in crisis mode.
Inundated by a historic wave of migrants and refugees — some of them implicated in criminal activity — countries across the continent are tightening their borders and imposing policies to limit the flow of new arrivals.
Greece’s defense minister on Tuesday called on Turkey to let foreign authorities into its waters to stop migrants, many of whom have died on the dangerous journey through the Mediterranean Sea.
New data from the International Organization for Migration reveals the depth of the problem: Sometime next month, it expects Greece, home to roughly 11 million people, to receive its millionth migrant since the start of 2015.
Just a few days into February, the 2016 migrant influx already dramatically dwarfs that of early 2015.
The number of migrants estimated to have traversed Mediterranean waters to Europe through Feb. 7 is more than six times larger than the number who traveled that same route by the end of February last year, according to IOM data.
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True enough, Western political leaders are trying to do something. One must say that they have not, as of now, been very effective at closing borders. And one also understands that they are beginning to see the perils of multiculturalism. Still, many Europeans believe that their countries need to do more to assimilate the refugees and to understand their different culture.
They ignore the fact that there is strength in numbers. More immigrants means more difficulties assimilating them. If you can continue to function under the rules that pertain in the old culture, you are less likely to try to adopt the new rules of a new culture.
But, that only pertains if they want to assimilate. Most immigrants come from a culture that does not see them as refugees fleeing a dying civilizing and seeking handouts. It tells them that they are culture warriors invading an alien and inferior culture in order to remake it in the image of Islam. And, as invaders they have the right to loot, pillage, rape and murder as they wish. After all they see themselves as a conquering army.