In 2005, I blogged about polygamous families sleeping in shifts in France because apartments are designed for monogamous groupings: there are so many ways in which Islam does not fit in the West.
Below, hordes of Syrian and other Muslim men have marched into Europe on the welcome mat German Chancellor Merkel stupidly provided.
The Gates of Vienna blog recently posted a video with transcript of a Bulgarian talk show where the immigration topic was on the table: Bulgarian Demographer: 100 Million Migrants in Europe by 2050.
MODERATOR: Let us hear Mr. Bardarov too, who has been quietly listening to our discussion so far from the height of his position as a man of letters, a demographer and so on… how he sees all this process — an ordinary refugee crisis or a civilizational shift, and what did we, Bulgarians, learn about ourselves from this crisis?
GEORGI BARDAROV (Associate Professor, Sofia University): My opinion is that we have been witnessing global changes since the beginning of the 21st century, and this is not some kind of temporary phenomenon. What puzzles me are other processes: that Europe turned out to be unprepared for this refugee wave, given the data from UN and Eurostat that I used four years ago for my monograph — “Immigration, conflicts and transformation of identities in the EU”. The UN published a chart that predicted 1.5 million immigrants per year as far back as 2007, 1.2 million from Asia, 377,000 from Africa each year.
If it really happens every year, if they were to be as many as last year, this means that by the middle of the century there will be about 60 million new immigrants, and taken together with those already living on the continent and their high birth rate, this makes about 100 million by the mid-21st century. So we really are witnessing a global change, It is not without precedent in world history — It is enough to recall the Migration Period, when the ancient world was populated by barbarian tribes, or the settling of the New World by Europeans during the 19th and 20th centuries.
So, there have been replacements of populations many times in different places in the world. This really is a threat from the viewpoint of Europe and Christianity but it is a process that has happened before and is subject to causal links — the colonial system, the suppressed development of these territories…
I too am of the opinion that this migration pressure will continue, not to mention the pressure from Africa that has not yet been fully unleashed — you have been talking about just Asian countries so far. The situation in Africa — I’ll give Uganda as an example — it had a population of 24 million in 2001 and is facing a drinking water shortage. The UN’s projected population growth for it is 302 percent by 2050. I even contacted the demographic agency of the UN, because when I saw this figure I decided this was impossible — 302 percent. They replied to me that the figure is correct — they will be 100 million by the middle of this century.
MODERATOR: Uganda? From 24 to…? — 100, in just 50 years.
BARDAROV: And they are facing water shortage now. What will happen then?!