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Europe Better Talk About the Problem of Islamic Migrants

Written By Jeff Edwards

Posted January 28, 2016

Call them refugees, call them migrants, or call them Muslims, but a problem by any other name is still a problem.

Now, that statement might seem a little inflammatory, but don’t take it to mean that inclusion in any of the above groups automatically makes you a problem.

But dump a million people from a drastically different culture on any nation, and problems are going to arise no matter how politically incorrect it is to admit it.

We can reverse it: If you dropped a million college kids on spring break in Tehran, there are going to be problems.

There is no law of human nature that requires cultures to be 100% compatible — in fact, if any there were any law, it would exclaim the opposite.

People can assimilate and compromise, but not overnight.

Europe is starting to come to terms with that, and I fear the backlash could be worse the more we refuse to talk about it.

Europe Pushes Back

Denmark recently passed a law that allows for search and seizure of refugee property to pay for the costs of their support.

Granted, that has a sort Nazi-esque ring to it, but it actually is not all that different from the current policy in Denmark for the unemployed.

Namely, the government will assist you in a time of need, but if you have a Mr. T-style gold chain around your neck, you are going to have to give that up.

However, the heart of this law was the pushback from that nation’s citizens as to why they must support refugees in a manner more generous than they would get from their own government.

In Sweden, they are about to deport up to 80,000 migrants whose requests for asylum were rejected.

They have passed photo ID requirements for travelers in the country to crack down on the crisis.

A teenage refugee stabbed and killed a female in Sweden, leading many to call for an end to the unchecked movement of refugees.

In Germany, a notorious New Year’s Eve attack, where dozens of women were groped and raped by a large crowd of migrants in Cologne, forced the nation’s leader to address the problem of migrant crime publically.

No matter how you spin it, problems are starting to pop up across Europe that, if not talked about openly, will actually increase fear and anti-migrant sentiment throughout Europe.

But don’t let Facebook catch you talking negatively about their beloved refugees.

Facebook Bans Anti-Migrant Posts

Granted, there is a good deal of hateful stuff out there on the Internet, and much of the conversation has been less than civilized, to say the least.

But in another Nazi-esque policy, Facebook announced it would ban individuals who engaged in hateful speech towards migrants.

Now, that might seem reasonable to some, but when you ponder who gets to determine what is hateful or not, it gets a little scary.

Perhaps this article is hateful according to Facebook, and yet all I am saying is that problems between two diverse cultures are happening.

Again, spend spring break in Tehran, Riyadh, or Baghdad, and let’s see if there is not a clash of cultures.

If we are not allowed to talk about the real problems that are occurring, then people will cease to talk, and they will act.

And personally, I fear action without discourse more than I fear discourse on its own.

It is actually quite difficult to find out what is going on in Europe with the migrant crisis, as the Internet is unfortunately flooded with rumors and speculation.

I have opted not to include them here for fear of spreading a rumor, but I’ll tell you they sound plausible.

When I walked the streets of Iraq in 2003 with the Marines, I saw a culture that would be out of place anywhere in the Western world. That is not to speak negatively of their humanity, but it is different — take my word for it.

So is it hate to simply state that? Well, I hope not, or Facebook will never let you see this article, and I wrote it for nothing.

But hey, maybe Twitter will still allow a little controversial speech.