“if Europe doesn't change its relation to its own roots, it will be Islamized.”I can't help feeling that what both Archbishops are forgetting is that foreign immigration is actually necessary to the economic survival of Europe. The contraceptive, anti-family policies of all European or Western governments mean we are not reproducing ourselves, there is population vacuum. We actually need immigration to maintain funding for government spending. Who, if we don't have immigration at its present levels, will fund pensions for the elderly; let alone military and healthcare spending?
“Europe has denied its Christian roots from which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger that it will be conquered by Muslims-- which is actually happening gradually,” he said. Muslims “easily fill the vacant space created as Europeans systematically empty the Christian content of their lives.”
“At the end of the Middle Ages and in the early modern age, Islam failed to conquer Europe with arms. The Christians beat them then,” he added. “Today, when the fighting is done with spiritual weapons which Europe lacks while Muslims are perfectly armed, the fall of Europe is looming.”
It pays governments, who always in a democracy, have a short to medium term view, to import adult workers who have received their education abroad, paid for by their own governments. Our universities too, are in a large part subsidised by foreign -often Islamic- students.
Cardinal Vlk said that “Neither the free market nor freedom without responsibility is strong enough to form the basis of society". Long term we have to make a choice as to what is the basis of our society. I fear Muslims with exploding underpants and footwear but they are the exception. I fear too the underlying racialism that lies behind the statements made by many Christian leaders. I am convinced that what we need to fear far more than Islam is anything which creates a void in western culture. The void, the weakness, that is most obvious in the west, is children and reproduction. Abortion and contraception, the anti-family mentallity is our great enemy, not Islam.
Our aging population needs to be replaced, if the native population won't do it, who will?