In two generations, Europe as you know it will be over

The alternative to demographic irrelevance due to the death of the family and a negligible birth rate, is mass immigration. And Europe embraced it.

Giulio Meotti

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European countries resemble orchards whose trees have been fertile for forty years and which have reached maturity without putting down new roots.

French political scientist Jérôme Fourquet just revealed to Le Figaro that the number of newborn males with Arabic or Muslim first names has increased from just one per cent in 1960, to 19 per cent today.

But 1.3 children per woman – the number of babies non-Muslim French women have today – means that 100 French will have 65 children, then 42 children, then 27 children and so on. Each generation of young native French people will be almost halved. 

“Western culture is self-destructing”, explain Meinhard Miegel and Stefanie Wahl in their book “Das ende des individualismus”. Individualist cultures, like the German one, will be replaced by collectivist cultures from immigration.

Germans work hard and immerse themselves in private life: hobbies, holidays, cars, houses and sports. But they no longer have children. Germany is over, but still has hegemonic tendencies. That is why the Germans threw themselves headlong into the decision to admit millions of Muslim refugees as soon as the horrors of war came to the gates of Germany.

How ironic! In the Second World War, Germany lost millions of inhabitants, killing millions of Europeans, in a struggle for “Lebensraum”, living space, while today it is losing territory and pieces of society to the noiseless bomb of a demographic suicide. Since 1972, Germany has not seen a single year in which the number of newborns has exceeded the number of deaths.

Families began to be out of fashion in what was then West Germany, when the country prospered and the fertility rate began to fall to about 1.4 children per woman and then practically stayed there, well below the rate of 2.1 children that keeps a population stable. Now there is talk of many small towns in Saxony and Brandenburg that could become “ghost towns”.

The alternative to demographic irrelevance is mass immigration. And Germans embraced it.

Many of Europe's major cities are already being Islamised today. The European capital of Brussels - explained Le Figaro- “will be Muslim in twenty years”. In Seine-Saint-Denis, the French department where one and a half million people live, official data recently released by the National Institute of Statistics record the top ten most popular names among newborns: Mohamed, Adam, Ibrahim, Rayan, Ismael, Noah, Amir, Imran, Ali and Liam.

In Lyon, for example, there are about 150,000 Muslims in a population of over 400,000.
The growth of the French population between 2011 and 2016 was mainly driven by the large urban areas of the country, at the top are Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and the Paris area, according to a study published by Insee. In Lyon, for example, there are about 150,000 Muslims in a population of over 400,000. According to the demographer Michele Tribalat, 31% of 20-year-olds in the Ile-de-France come from North African, Turkish or sub-Saharan immigration.

In the cities of Seine-Saint-Denis, such as La Courneuve, Aubervilliers and Clichy-sous-Bois, the percentage of young people of foreign origin increased from 20% in 1968 to almost 80% in 2011.

It is estimated that in France, for each practising Muslim, there are three practising Catholics. But if we go deeper into this analysis, we will see how the relationship is actually reversed. Comparing only the parameter of weekly attendance at Friday prayers in mosques with Sunday mass in churches, the scenario is clear: 65% of practicing French Catholics are over 50 years old. On the other hand, 73% of practicing French Muslims are under 50 years old. This trend indicates that there is currently one young practicing Catholic in France for every three young practicing Muslims. 

It is just a question of time. In a couple of generations, Europe as you all know it will be over.