Is Europe Experiencing Immigration—or an Invasion?

History is replete with examples of the migration of peoples across vast and distant lands. Depending on the numbers and the purpose of the migration, such movements have the capacity fundamentally to alter or even destroy indigenous civilizations and countries. Other times, of course, such movements can empower the native people. It is never a neutral change, no matter how much elites in today’s postmodern society attempt to insist that immigration is always a net benefit, irrespective of the need (or desire) for new peoples in our homelands.

But, at what point does immigration (whether illegal, legal, or refugee movements) become an invasion?

Today, Europe has witnessed decades of destabilizing immigration from the Muslim world—some of which governments have encouraged. But, in fact, the majority of Europeans do not want so many foreigners in their midst. As many immigrants may be entering Europe to escape war, privation, and disease in their homelands, a great many others are coming to Europe (and Canada and even the United States) with ill-intent. Many of them have no desire to assimilate with or become Europeans themselves. The question of assimilation and cultural integration is doubly important when considering that many leaders in the Islamist movement have explicitly encouraged migration into Europe as a means of making Europe a Muslim land.

Old Barbarians and New
Europe has experienced this sort of invasion before. When the so-called “barbarian” tribes crossed over from the East into Europe, they claimed to be fleeing privation and war in their homelands. They waded into what was then the Roman Empire and either forced themselves upon the Romans (or they raped and pillaged their way through until they were opposed). In many instances, the Roman Empire made deals with the foreign invaders, in an attempt to convert those foreigners into Roman citizens.

Very often, however, the “barbarians” failed to comply with the wishes of the Romans. In fact, the large (and growing) presence of new people in the Western Roman Empire during its final days contributed to its ultimate collapse. At some point, the Romans proved unable to resist the martial prowess of the barbarian tribes and were unwilling to enforce policies that would have ensured integration between the barbarians and the Romans.

Throughout Europe, we see a positive correlation between the presence of migrants from the Muslim world and the incidence of reported rapes. In Norway, rape had become so prevalent that the government began offering classes to migrants to learn how they should treat European women. One such lesson: If a Norwegian woman smiled at a Muslim migrant, that was not an invitation for sexual intercourse—whether consensual or non-consensual. According to a 2015 New York Times story, a 33-year-old asylum-seeker from Eritrea explained, “Men have weaknesses and when they see someone smiling it is difficult to control. If someone [in Eritrea] wants a lady he can just take her and he will not be punished.”

Norway isn’t an outlier. In Germany, the police are reluctant to report increases in rape involving Muslim migrants, because the German political class (as well as most of Europe’s leaders) believe that the sexual assault epidemic is the result of “cultural misunderstanding.” They advise their female citizens to dress more conservatively and defer to their Muslim “guests.”

What History Teaches
Has there ever been an example in history of a host country ordering its people to abandon indigenous habits of dress, food, or any other behavior to comport with the wishes of a newly arrived immigrant population? No.

However, history—specifically European history—is replete with examples of invaders coming in from afar; demanding special treatment; taking territory as their own; engaging in an assortment of criminal behaviors; giddily raping as many local women as they can; and expecting the local populations either to conform with their way of life or leave (or die).

In many cases, European schools do not teach or enforce Western values or norms on Muslim students, for fear of being “culturally insensitive.” Instead, it is the European schools who force native-born students to embrace the cultural values, teachings, and practices of the Muslim migrants among them. They’ve come a long way from the 1950s, when my English grandmother (who is part-Maltese) was called a “half-breed” by the headmistress of her school and had to work twice as hard as her “full-born” English peers to overcome her school’s stifling racism. How sad that instead of substituting one kind of insanity with good judgment, we have skipped all the way down to its polar opposite which is just another kind of madness.

Is it any surprise that over 60 percent of Europe’s Muslim migrants (which constitute a majority of European migrants) are military-aged males? What immigration wave in history has had such a demographic profile?

What Europe is experiencing today is no different than what previous generations experienced when genuinely foreign peoples—carrying alien ideas and beliefs—marched into Europe and attempted to colonize those lands. The Romans experienced it. The Spanish experienced it when the Moors invaded from Africa. So, too, did the Byzantines, when the Ottomans took Constantinople and defeated the Byzantine Empire.

Europe No More?
Europe has been invaded again. And it is the Europeans, not the invaders, who are submitting. There is no turning back. The future of Europe
will point toward Mecca. By 2050, if trends persist (and they likely will), Muslims will account for 14 percent of the population. But, considering most of the Muslim population is younger (and how radical Islam has spread among this group and how Left-wing European political parties are cynically aligning with Islamist sentiment), it is likely that Europe’s commitment to the Western alliance will wane. The United States had better be prepared for that day.

And, we can only be prepared by admitting an undeniable truth: the Europe that we’ve known for the last century will soon be gone.

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Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributing editor at American Greatness and a contributor at Asia Times . He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers). His second book, The Shadow War: Iran's Quest for Supremacy (Republic Book Publishers) is due in Fall of 2022. Weichert is an educator who travels the country speaking to military and business audiences about space, geopolitics, technology, and the future of war. He can be followed via Twitter: @WeTheBrandon.

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18 responses to “Is Europe Experiencing Immigration—or an Invasion?”

  1. Tragically, Europe is finished. Not even the Third Reich could have damaged it as severely as the Fourth, under Merkel. It’s the 3rd destruction of Germany in exactly 100 years. No-one minds an ‘invasion’ if it is civilising, adding nurturing. But when a million savages who hate women, in fact hate everybody invade, it’s over.

    • Douglass Murray wrote the book, “ The Strange Death of Europe “.

      It is a thorough intellectual analysis that begins, “ Europe is committing suicide.”

      What is not said in the book is, the driving force for this phenomena begins within the Universities of Europe. As well, here in America, the fundamental drag of this culture has it’s origins in higher “ education “. It is essentially Maoist brainwashing.

      Look up a little about the Frankfurt School. People like Antonio Gramsci. And then invest a mere 9 minutes of former KGB Yuri Bezmenov. We are doing it to ourselves.

      Some people are posing the observation, “ If a culture is too stupid to survive, it won’t. “

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  2. Traditionally an invasion is when hordes enter, usually violently and always uninvited.
    These people are being invited by Brussels and defended by the European Union. They rule Europe. The leaders of the European Union are rulers because they are not elected, they are appointed. Except for a few positions all “politicians’ of the EU are appointed.
    In that sense they really do not have to answer to the people. They most likely answer to themselves. These people are invited and defended by the EU. In that sense they are not invaders. they are guests, soon to join the European family.

  3. Douglass Murray wrote the book, “ The Strange Death of Europe “.It is a thorough intellectual analysis that begins, “ Europe is committing suicide.”What is not said in the book is, the driving force for this phenomena begins within the Universities of Europe. As well, here in America, the fundamental drag of this culture has it’s origins in higher “ education “

  4. Of course it’s an invasion. And Merkel threw the Gates of Vienna wide open. Reversing this calamity would require mass expulsions and thus the worst sort of urban combat. Europe is done. My only question at this point is how we get our war dead-from both World Wars-repatriated without too much fuss.

  5. Hopefully, there a Joan of Arc or Charles Martel out there somewhere.

  6. Expose truth as detailed here You need learn call it supremacist hate cult like nazis. Stop calling it religion which gives it reverence. Immigration is fine but you do not welcome supremacist hate cult cause supremacists always try take over. You can discriminate against supremacist hate cult. Life is about probability – greater population the more intolerant they become impose sharia. Why do you never mention 1400yrs muslim invasions? History destroys liberal media lies narrative that it is peace. It flips it on liberals that they liberals are protecting supremacists. If you want to win call it SUPREMACIST HATE CULT like nazis. STOP CALLING RELIGION – warlord prophet stole religion to justify pillage Jew tribes.

  7. Here’s a future scenario: European’s start electing Muslims to office. Muslims in office start imposing sharia law. Muslims in Russia start thinking they can secede to become part of the ‘extended Ummah’ in what was once Europe. Russia crushes secession and invades the European Ummah. What would the US do?

    • “What would the US do?” Nothing. they would be duly elected officials and if Sharia Law is upheld in Europe then it becomes the law of that land. Various sets of laws have effected Europe including Roman Law, Napoleonic Law, Common Law, to the laws that are shaped by the bible.

  8. In 1529 and 1683 the Ottoman Turks invaded Europe with 100,000 men.
    They were turned away at Vienna both times.
    Today a million Muslims invade Europe each year. They aren’t turned away. They aren’t even opposed.

    • I think that the numbers of the second invasion are more like 300,000. Jan Sobieski III, is a name that every Mohammad hater, and lover of human Liberty (but I repeat myself) should know and revere.

  9. Angela Merkel is a very educated woman yet a very dumb one at that!

    • Maleducated perhaps. Zero common sense and suicidal psychosis.

  10. Hell yes this is an invasion by any metric ! Mostly young males, few females, what else could this be called ? Say good bye to the leftist led EU ! Only Poland and Hungary have refused to commit suicide !

  11. No wonder they are just being so passive to the muslims and basically going with the flow.

  12. This is a nasty and venomous mire of vituperative clap trap. It is an anti-mMuslim, anti-immigration diatribe pretending to be an analysis. This is a greivous piece of politely worded hate literature. And how about the misrepresentation of academic credentials? There is no such thing as an “associate member of New College, Oxford”. My guess is they have never heard of you. Judging by the comments, there are other hate mongers who sympathize with this point of view.

  13. The EU is run by ISIS. Brussels is the Capitol of ISIS and ISIS-like terrorists. Merkl needs to be exposed for her collusion with Muslim terrorist organizations uniting for the overthrow of Europe. It IS an invasion.
    Just in that pic alone Do you see any women/children? Didn’t think so. The U.N. is complicit in this also. They create fake charities…e.g. UNHCF, Forced to Flee, UNICEF, etc. to make YOU pay them to keep their unholy alliances going with funding. And the Sheeple actually believe these orgs are doing something grand. Fools.