Saturday 14 November 2015

Will the massacre in Paris change Europe's attitude to immigration?


The first reports were coming in as I went to bed last night. This morning I woke and learnt that 120 people have been murdered in Paris. Lots of research finally told me via Douglas Murray's blog  that the gunmen fired into the Bataclan concert hall shouting “Allahu akbar,” according to France24. So they were Muslim, something at first hidden from the public. Will this change attitudes to immigration into Europe? 
When we have all finished praying for Paris, can we agree that it would be a good idea to have stricter border controls and to stop inviting hundreds of thousands of fighting age men from the Middle East into Europe?

The people who plan things like the murders in Paris do so to create conflict. And to sow hatred. And this is never very hard to do where ethnic and confessional minorities exist. If they do so they win but, instead, things will go to the opposite extreme. Very quickly Muslims will come to be seen as the victims. 

After Drummer Lee was beheaded on the streets of Woolwich by Muslim fanatics my Facebook feed was full of people complaining about EDL being allowed to march under very heavy police guard for fifteen minutes to protest. And my Facebook friends, you won't be surprised to hear, are not a predominately left-wing bunch. 

My Facebook feed also had a number of people asking for the murder to be put into the context of Anglo-American wars. When I said on someone's wall that perhaps EDL could also be put into context I was promptly unfriended.

I hope last night's massacre will change attitudes to immigration into Europe. Most migrants are reasonably good people fleeing a bad situation, but we must regrettably stop taking asylum seekers in order to save Europe from what is in effect an invasion from the poor world.

I am not saying this because refugees and immigrants are sometimes terrorists, by the way. The problem seems to be a small minority of immigrants' children. But the obvious dangers of creating ethnic and confessional minorities for no compelling reason are clear today. Just for today. By tomorrow it will again be a thought crime to talk about those issues.

Nevertheless some of the migrants coming to Europe will be terrorists. I said in another post recently:

A Lebanese minister has said that his gut feeling told him that about one in fifty of the Syrian refugees is likely to be an ISIS terrorist. If he is right, for those wanting to follow Pope Francis' admonition to take in a refugee, your chance of taking a terrorist into your home is only about 2%. 

The number of ISIS sympathisers and Islamists among the genuine Syrian refugees is, however, probably very much higher than 2%. 22% of Syrians think that ISIS are a positive influence in their country, according to a recent poll by a British market research company. I imagine that a similar proportion of the Syrian refugees like ISIS too. After all ISIS supporters are attracted to life in Germany as much as Syrian democrats. 

Meanwhile the co-founder of the Free Gaza movement, Mary Hughes-Thompson, has already suggested that the massacre was a false flag operation by the Israelis. She sounds like Peter Simple's Mrs. Dutt Pauker, who lived at “Marxmount” in Hampstead, and had an Albanian Maoist au pair called Gjoq. 

But this is not funny and I should not be joking. This is absolutely anything but funny - not the murders, not the millions about to enter Europe from Middle Eastern war zones.

I was told that Lord Weidenfeld was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in March about anti-Semitism. Among other things he said that if things became hard for them as a result of anti-Semitism 
"Jews could go to Israel but...the rest?" 
and that the people of Europe might be stuck with 
"millions of not-so-friendly people".

1 comment:

  1. If they don't then they have a collective death wish for their culture and way of life.