Islam is incompatible with democracy
THE American scholar Daniel Pipes believes Islam will dominate Europe or Europe will reject Muslims, possibly with violent consequences.
In a speech delivered to the American Club in Sydney last night for the conservative magazine Quadrant, he said people could "virtually dismiss" Muslims integrating into what he called historic Europe.
The right-wing commentator quoted the Jewish-American columnist Dennis Prager, saying: "It is difficult to imagine any other future scenario for Western Europe than its becoming Islamicised or having a civil war."
"Amsterdam and Rotterdam are expected to be, in about 2015, the first large majority-Muslim cities," said Dr Pipes. "Russia could become a Muslim-majority country in 2050."
"To employ enough workers to fund existing pension plans, Europe needs millions of immigrants and these tend to be disproportionately Muslim due to reasons of proximity, colonial ties and the turmoil in majority-Muslim countries."
He said Europe had little faith or pride in its heritage.
"Guilt about fascism, racism and imperialism leave many with a sense that their own culture has less value than that of immigrants."
1) Islam is incompatible with democracy