The following piece was written by Hayder Alasadi, an ex-Muslim from Iraq, currently living in China. He is hoping for resettlement. In March 2021, we posted his story and his dream of living in the United States or Canada. You can read his story here.
Below are his reflections on migration and Islamist repopulation.
In the light of the current ongoing unrest and security problems in Arab Muslim-majority countries like Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya for example, we are seeing more and more Muslims choosing to leave their country of birth.
With economic difficulties in countries like Egypt, Lebanon as well as non-Arab Muslim countries like Iran , in which we are seeing not only severe unrest, but economic collapse due to economic sanctions, we also are witnessing an exodus, people fleeing to the west.
Europe, Canada and the USA are the main destinations for those looking for a better life. For decades, Western countries welcomed Muslim refugees, and helped them integrate into Western societies.
The question is, what are the consequences when countless numbers of Muslim asylum seekers head for western countries and live there into the far future?
Before we head deeper into it, let us differentiate between the moderate or secular Muslim and the Islamist. Moderate, secular Muslims, those who are threatened in their home countries, will abide and respect the rules and laws of the host country (western), they do not focus on dawah, or try to project Islamic rule on the population in the host country.
They don’t force Sharia on their own family (as sharia is unacceptable or incompatible with Western law) It is fair to say that the moderate or secular Muslim would not be a threat to the lifestyle of a western country, and therefore, welcomed into society.
Islamists, on the other hand, want to change western countries into Islamic states based sharia law, for example, the forbidding of alcohol, forcing women to wear hijab, or even niqab in some instances, taking away freedoms, which is the core of western society and so forth.
Islamists are a direct threat to western society for a very simple reason. They will use any means to reach their goals. When Islamists arrive in their host country, they usually like to live in districts where only “Muslims” live, and they follow strict Islamic rules. They attend mosques where hatred towards Christians, Jews, and other minorities is preached. They support their Islamists counterparts in the Middle East, which is curious.
While supporting Islamists in their country of origin, why would they immigrate to western countries in the first place? In their host country, why do they find it acceptable to attack Christians/Judeo ethic which is the core of European/Western civilizations? The answer is simple, their goal is caliphate.
How will Islamists will reach their goals? A prime way is through birthrate. This is not a new idea. When comparing Western and Islamic families, we see the average birth rate in the west is 1-2 children per household. Muslim families tend to have +4 children on average. They believe that financial hardship is not an impediment to having children and that Allah will provide. As a matter of fact, it is believed that to not continue to produce offspring is against the will of Allah.
EuroNews published an article about Muslim migration towards Europe in November 30, 2017 titled: “Numbers of Muslims will be double the Europeans by 2050”. This report is based on “Pew Research Center”.
Three scenarios are given on how this will possible be by 2050. In the first case scenario, if Muslim migration towards Europe is completely stopped, which is highly unlikely, Muslims who are already in Europe and giving birth in large numbers will increase their percentage from current 4.9%, 25.8 million (2017 numbers) to 7.4% by 2050, which is 35.5 million.
The second case scenario, if the Muslim immigration reduced but isn’t completely stopped, the percentage will increase from the current 4.9% up to 11.2% which increases the numbers from 25.8 million to 57.9 million.
The third case scenario, if the current Muslim immigration continues at it’s current rate, the percentage will increase from the current 4.9% (25.8M) to a whopping 14% and that is a 75.6 million, which is almost 3 times their number today.
The study goes on to say that in Germany, the numbers are expected to increase from 6% of the population in 2016 to 20% by 2050, while in Sweden, it will increase from 8% in 2016 up to 31% by the same time frame.
What does this mean?
This means a sharp increase in mosques, a sharp increase in orthodox imams, an increase in radicalization. The push for religious dress will be successful, Muslim holidays will become official, media will favour the Muslim stance and will always talk about their political ideas, Israel will begin to be shown as the evil of the Middle East, European ideas will be changed, the Christian based ideas will become Muslim based. We see the beginnings of this already throughout the Western world. European freedom will be lost, and all of this will be just the beginning.
Immigration oversite has to become more vigilant, stronger vetting is imperative, approving applications of moderate Muslims whose ideals align with Western ideals, rejecting those who voice radical views. Adding an clause that a specific trial period is given to make sure that the new immigrants are successfully integrating into Western society would be wise.
Accepting cases of the most vulnerable is imperative, Christians, Jews, minorities, ex-Muslims, activists and others that are in danger because of their status. Protecting the vulnerable is a cornerstone of democracy.