In June, the UN reported that 60 million people were displaced and migrating to the West and other regions. There is no sign of it abating. They are coming from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, even Haiti, as well as any of a dozen or so nations in sub-Saharan and North Africa, the New York Times reports.
The majority of the immigrants are men, the UN reported.
As the Taliban pushes into Afghanistan and ISIS moves into several countries including Afghanistan, more will come. A poll of Afghans found that one-quarter want to leave the country.
Unless the evil players are beaten back or safe zones are created, the crisis will get much worse.
The Times says that about six to eight million are coming from Syria and four million Syrian refugees are coming from Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. Five million Copts in Egypt are extremely worried, the Yazidis of Iraq are homeless, the NY Times reports, as are small communities of Assyrian, Nestorian and Chaldean Christians from northern Iraq.
Yemenis are facing tragic living conditions, and they are pouring out of Eritrea.
Gallup found that in Nigeria, 40 percent of the people want to emigrate to the West and then there is Libya which is now a failed state.
Groups like Boko Haram, ISIS, the Taliban, Al Qaeda are moving into the vacuums created by the imploding dictatorships.
The NY Times wants to shift the blame on climate change and droughts but there have always been droughts. They suggest that the intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan caused this while the president’s abandonment of the countries is ignored.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused billionaire investor George Soros of being the most prominent member of “activists” undermining European nations by supporting refugees heading to the continent from the Middle East and beyond, reports Bloomberg Business:
“His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle. These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”
Bloomberg reported that Soros said in an e-mailed statement that a six-point plan published by his foundation helps “uphold European values” while Orban’s actions “undermine those values.”
“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” he said in the statement. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national border as the obstacle.”
Soros also tweeted that “Inflammatory rhetoric from Hungary is obscuring understanding of refugees and asylum seekers there.”
Soros is obscuring the danger of unvetted jihadists and the threat to the culture of each of the EU nations.
An example of cultural change is that they believe they can’t assimilate because of the dictates of their religion. In Australia the Muslims are refusing to allow their children to sing the national anthem. It’s not just about the anthem, it’s their reason. They view it as “forced assimilation.”
“Deradicalisation has come to mean making Muslims less Islamic, more Western, more secular, more submissive to secular, Liberal political … norms,” Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar said.
George Soros accused Hungary of being radical nationalists with this tweet, “Hungary provides a cautionary tale about what could happen when radical, nationalist populists take over.”
His counterpart who is tied to the UN, Peter Sutherland, tweeted, “Resettlement of refugees is required worldwide. Middle East and OECD countries in particular . Not just Lebanon Turkey Jordan and some EU.”
The Muslims pouring in bring very different values and there is a clash of civilizations. Some believe there is Muslim scapegoating holding Muslims back.
Whatever the causes, if tens of millions try to enter these EU countries and Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, how do they assimilate?
The left doesn’t value assimilation per se. The elite left see it as a moribund idea and don’t want it viewed as policy. They see assimilation as so relative and multidimensional that it is without definition.