Mona Charen

Unlike Japan, Europe does have immigrants. But that doesn't solve Europe's problem, it compounds it -- because Europe's immigrants are Muslims, many of whom, for many reasons, are not assimilating. On the contrary, a frightening percentage actually wishes to destroy the societies they have infiltrated. In "Londonistan," Melanie Phillips limns the problem:

"[N]o fewer than 26 percent of British Muslims feel no loyalty to Britain, 13 percent defended terrorism and up to 1 percent were 'actively engaged' in terrorist activity. . . . This last number . . . added up to at least 16 thousand terrorists or terrorist supporters among British Muslims."

The average fertility rate for Muslim women in Europe is 3.5 children. For non-Muslims, the rate is 1.4. If present fertility rates among ethnic Europeans and Muslim immigrants continue for another decade or so, Europe as we have known it will be gone by mid-century. This time, Muamar Gaddafi got it right: "There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe -- without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades."

America's growth is a sign of economic, spiritual and psychic vigor. Sure we have immigration problems to sort out, but the alternative to expansion, as we are witnessing elsewhere in the world, is oblivion -- or worse.

Mona Charen

Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist, political analyst and author of Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help .
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