Some Interesting Statistics Of Europe
The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily and will continue to grow in the coming decades. From mid-2010 to mid-2016 alone, the share of Muslims in Europe rose more than 1 percentage point, from 3.8% to 4.9% (from 19.5 million to 25.8 million).
By 2050, the share of the continent’s population that is Muslim could more than double, rising to 11.2% or more, depending on how much migration is allowed into Europe. Even in the unlikely event that future migration is permanently halted, the Muslim population still would rise to an estimated 7.4%, due to the relative youth and high fertility rates of Europe’s current Muslim residents.
Muslims are much younger and have more children than other Europeans. In 2016, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 30.4, 13 years younger than the median for other Europeans.
Looking at it another way, 50% of all European Muslims are under the age of 30, compared with 32% of non-Muslims in Europe. In addition, the average Muslim woman in Europe is expected to have 2.6 children, a full child more than the average non-Muslim woman (1.6 children).
RIOTS IN SWEDEN
In April 2022, several cities of Sweden have faced violent riots after a far right, anti-immigration group announced their plans to tour the country and set copies of Quran on fire in the areas with large Muslim populations.
The areas with large Muslim populations also happen to be neighbourhoods that Swedish police designate “vulnerable areas”. The term refers to areas with “high levels of poverty, high levels of people of a foreign background and by having criminal networks exerting pressure on those living in or visiting these neighbourhoods,”
You will find uncanny similarity in description of Muslim neighbourhoods, be that a Delhi, Bangalore, Bhopal, Birmingham or Paris.
WHAT HAPPENED WITH SWEDEN?
I looked at the immigration figures of Sweden which are staggering.
A country of 10 million has close to 9% Muslim population. In Western Europe, Muslims generally live in major urban areas, often concentrated in poor neighborhoods of large cities. Overall % of Muslims in EU is 5%. Sweden took disproportionately high number of Muslim migrants and now they are reaping the harvest.
In Malmo Muslims are 16% which is tipping the city towards this anarchy. This percentage is almost the same in India therefore Europe should be ready to see more riots like of Delhi and Bangalore!
The wealthy Scandinavian country of 10.3 million has a generous immigration policy, granting asylum and family reunifications to more than 400,000 people between 2010 and 2019, according to official figures.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK after London. The city of Birmingham is also the 28th largest city in Europe, and the 17th largest city in the European Union.
An ethnic minority became the majority population of Birmingham in 2021. Nearly 50,000 people in the city cannot speak English. Birmingham is now a majority ‘minority city’. After White British, the next biggest ethnic group in Birmingham is Pakistani, making up 13% of the resident population. Birmingham has a higher proportion of residents with no qualifications (28%) than England (22.5%). In 2011, Asians filled up 26.6% of the Birmingham population, 13.5% of the population belonged to Pakistan, 6% was from India, Bangladeshis made up to 3% of the total populace.
Our actions have consequences. Europe is going to face soon what India is facing today as a result of change in faith demographics. It did not happen overnight.
ISLAMIC INVASION OF THE WEST
The latest wave of European invasion of Islam did not come through the hoofs of the marching horses but droves of asylum seekers. Only in 2015, Europe received 1.5 million of these.
Every year between 900,000 to one million people get the citizenship of a member state of an EU country. 2.4 million non-EU migrants entered the EU in 2017. Eventually almost all of them will become European citizens. Most of them are from Muslim countries. Coupled with high birth rates, this is changing the face of European cities, permanently.
THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHY OF EUROPEAN CITIES
Muslim population percentage in the Western capitals and main cities is exploding exponentially. As an example, the total Muslim population in London from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh is 550,000 which is 40% of total Muslims in England and 12.4% of the metropolitan London. The statistics for Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Berlin are not too different.
TERRORISM IS HOME GROWN
Majority of the Muslims want to live in the West but love Sharia too. Recent terror incidents show that Europe’s terrorism is home grown. If the majority of Muslims are allowed to spend their lives in their own narrow ghettos of mind, procreating, it would decisively alter the ethnic and geographic strata of the Europe in the next 40 years. Assimilation and understanding is very important otherwise Europe is going to face an upsurge of social unrest in the decades to come.
The way the I$£@m forces storm the Weatern cities and capitals from Toronto to Birmingham, Hindu-phobia is the real thing whereas Islam-o-phobia is a camouflage.
The chain of events from Leicester to Brampton happening are linked mysteriously. Canada allows a Khalistan referendum by 100,000 Canadian Sikhs in Ontario on 23 September despite GOI protest. MEA issues a warning to Indian nationals of growing anti India sentiment, hate crimes and Sectarian violence in Canada and advise them to be vigilant is alarming!!
In Leicester UK, Hindu temples and homes are attacked and it’s termed as a reaction of Hindutva forces marginalising minorities in India! The left-liberal nexus is unmistakably present. The social media platforms don’t ban hate propaganda and incitement to violence against Hindus but a response is culled as against community standards.
THE WAY FORWARD TOWARDS PEACE
The ONLY way is to openly and unequivocally let the Muslims know that the present narrative of Islam is not acceptable at all and declaring this is not racism.
The world must support free thinking and liberal elements within the faith to revive the spirit of medieval free thinkers of Islam. The West must put a universal moratorium on the Salafi, Saudi, Takfeeeri and Ahatollah’s interpretation of a militant and political Islam. No nonsense in the name of freedom of religion and speech be allowed.
FOR THE PEACE IN THE WESTERN CITIES, THIS IS THE OUTLINE.
Let’s us accept that the West has been complicit in helping extremism in Muslim societies. They created monsters in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to fight communist USSR. Now, the West must pay for their sins. USA has done too much of damage in artificially changing the Midde East and trying to introduce democracy. In the 19th and 20th century, the British Empire seeded conflict in the world by creating artificial boundaries.
* They must make it a long term priority to support the liberal and free thinkers in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nigeria, Afghanistan etc.
* Military and economic Aid must be linked with how these countries treat their religious and ethnic minorities.
* Pakistan should be forced to abandon the blasphemy laws and reform their education system. A country sutlrviving on the dole of IMF can’t be allowed to have curriculum and laws based upon hate.
* Human rights violations must not be any country’s internal matter. The G-8 countries must fuel liberal education in these countries (as they did help create Taliban to fight USSR).
POLICING THE BORDERS IS NOT THE SOLUTION
Europe can’t stop immigrant boats by enacting laws or patrolling the seas. It’s only by helping to create safe and peaceful societies in the hubs of unrest that the whole world can stay safe, at large.
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed and data presented in this article are those of the author- Khalid Umar. They do not necessarily purport to reflect the opinions or views of the TheYouth or its members. Khalid Umar is a Pakistani European scholar. He often expresses his views on world politics.