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Sunday, September 6, 2015

A bit of (repeated) history

 

Legend has it that during the Ottoman Turks siege of Vienna in 1683 a baker working late at night heard the Turks tunneling under the walls of the city and alerted the military.

The military collapsed the tunnel in on the Turks and eliminated the threat, saving the city. The baker baked a crescent-shaped pastry in the shape of the Turk’s Islamic emblem, the crescent moon, so that when his fellow Austrians bit into the croissant, they would be symbolically devouring the Turks.

I wonder how many Europeans are right now choking on their croissants as Europe is once more under siege. So far the only one who's made a realistic assessment of the situation is Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban who said:

"It's not 150,000 [asylum seekers coming] that some [in the EU] want to divide according to quotas, it's not 500,000, a figure that I heard in Brussels, it's millions, then tens of millions, because the supply of immigrants is endless."

Muammar Gaddafi stated in 2010 that “There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without sword, without gun, without conquest. We don’t need terrorists; we don’t need homicide bombers. The 50-plus million Muslims (in Europe) will turn it into the Muslim Continent within a few decades.”

The statistics support him: in France 30% of children age 20 years and below are Muslims. The ratio in Paris and Marseilles has soared to 45%. In southern France there are more mosques than churches. The situation within the United Kingdom is not much different. In the last 30 years, the Muslim population there has climbed from 82,000 to 2.5 millions. Presently, there are over 1000 mosques throughout Great Britain – – many of which were converted from churches. In Belgium, 50% newborns are Muslims and reportedly its Islamic population hovers around 25%. A similar statistic holds true for The Netherlands.

The German Chancellor has suggested that Germany, with a current population of some 5 million Muslims, will become an Islamic state. It's the first official acknowledgment that Germany, like other European countries, is destined to become a stronghold of Islam.

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