What started out as a humanitarian gesture to alleviate the suffering of hordes of refugees fleeing wars and other related calamities is now turning into a nightmare for the host nations. So much so that the facilities and resources required to sustain these operations have been stretched to breaking points. Public support and goodwill are now fast waning and at their lowest level so far. Germany is a case in point and perhaps a classic case study of this ongoing trend. The Gatestone Institute’s Soeren Kern has in a recent report noted that Germany’s Muslim population is set to nearly quadruple to an astonishing 20 million within the next five years, based on a demographic forecast by Bavarian lawmakers. Most of the asylum seekers are young Muslim males between 21-35. Currently, 5.8 million Muslims already live in Germany.
The current rate of 10,000 refugees a day coming into Germany is certainly nothing to sneeze at. The German government expects the asylum seekers numbers in 2015 to hit the 1.5 million mark, and possibly even more in 2016. And this is even before factoring in family reunifications, after which the numbers are expected to ‘rise exponentially’ to totally unsustainable levels.
Concerns are now being expressed regarding how well the country can manage such a massive influx of refugees. Recently expressed fears include the obvious economic and social strains, as well as fears of religious extremism and the risks of social and political destabilization.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy is facing a stern stress test and could eventually result in a political fall-out. Gideon Rachman, writing for the Financial Times predicts that Merkel would not survive it:
“The refugee crisis that has broken over Germany is likely to spell the end of the Merkel era. With the country in line to receive more than a million asylum-seekers this year alone, public anxiety is mounting — and so is criticism of Ms. Merkel, from within her own party. Some of her close political allies acknowledge that it is now distinctly possible that the chancellor will have to leave office, before the next general election in 2017. Even if she sees out a full term, the notion of a fourth Merkel administration, widely discussed a few months ago, now seems improbable…”
Uwe Brandl, president of the Bavarian Association of Municipalities says the surge in Germany’s Muslim population represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that will change the face of Germany forever, “but we are just standing by, watching it happen.” Brandl warned that untrammeled migration will entail heavy costs for German taxpayers and may also lead to social unrest.
He further expounded using the example of a four-member refugee family which receives up to 1,200 Euros per month in transfer payments, plus accommodation and meals. In comparison, an unemployed German family man who has worked maybe 30 years, and with a family receives only marginally more. These people are asking politicians if they really see this as fair and just.
The same principle affects the issuance of the electronic health card, which provides asylum seekers with the same benefits as Germans who have paid into the health insurance system for many years. Brandl says that to criticize this as unfair has “nothing to do with racism or right-wing extremism.”
A leaked intelligence document, portions of which were published by Die Welt in October warns that the influx of more than one million migrants from the Muslim world this year will lead to increasing political instability in Germany.
According to the document, the “integration of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants will be impossible given the large numbers involved and the already-existing Muslim parallel societies in Germany…We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law. German security agencies are unable to deal with these imported security problems, and the resulting reactions from the German population.”
Many critics are now calling for limits and quotas on immigration. There is a general fear that it is already too late, though, and that control has already been irrevocably lost. One such opinion has been fronted by Former Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU), who described Merkel’s immigration policy as an “unprecedented political blunder” that will have “devastating long-term consequences.”
Friedrich’s comments were blunt: “It is totally irresponsible that tens of thousands of people are flowing into the country uncontrolled and unregistered, and we can only unreliably estimate exactly how many of them are Islamic State fighters or Islamist sleepers. I am convinced that no other country in the world would be so naive and starry-eyed to expose itself to such a risk.”
In April, UKIP leader Nigel Farage told the European Parliament that terrorists would try to exploit the crisis. He told MEPs: “When ISIS say they want to flood our continent with half a million Islamic extremists they mean it, and there is nothing in [the Common European Asylum Policy] that will stop them.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán equally expressed alarm in his description to the threat to safety and stability: “We are in deep trouble. The migration crisis has the potential to destabilize governments, countries and the whole European continent….What we have been facing is not a refugee crisis. This is a migratory movement composed of economic migrants, refugees and also foreign fighters. This is an uncontrolled and unregulated process…. I also want to underline that there is an unlimited source of supply of people, after Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa is now also on the move. The dimension and the volume of the danger is well above our expectations….”
It’s becoming clearer that the immigration crisis is now providing the perfect Trojan horse with which religious extremists will easily infiltrate and destroy Europe from within.
Proof of this was demonstrated earlier last week when terror leader Ben Nasr Mehdi, a Tunisian who was previously convicted of plotting terror attacks with an Islamic State-linked group was caught trying to smuggle himself into Europe by posing as an asylum seeker.
Authorities discovered him among 200 migrants who were rescued at sea and taken to the island of Lampedusa. Although he gave a false name, migration officers identified him through finger print records.
Not surprisingly German channel n-tv claims the Italian government initially tried to hide the story to avoid “panic” and “scare tactics”. The news did not emerge until several days after Mehdi had been detained.
One can only imagine how many others have not been caught and revelations of their arrival in the mass of migrants will no doubt be the focus of news stories to come but by then it will be too late for the future victims of terror.
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