Berlin: Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, Germans have failed to grasp how Muslim immigration has changed their country and there will be a time when it will have more mosques than churches.
“Our country is going to carry on changing, and integration is also a task for the society taking up the task of dealing with immigrants,” Ms Merkel told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.
“For years we’ve been deceiving ourselves about this. Mosques, for example, are going to be a more prominent part of our cities than they were before,” she added.
Germany has a population of 4-5 million Muslims, with a higher birth rate. Merkel’s remark is the first official acknowledgement that Germany, like other European countries, is destined to become a stronghold of Islam.
In France, 30% of children age 20 years and below are Muslims. The ratio in Paris and Marseille have risen to 45%. In southern France, there are more mosques than churches.
In the last 30 years of United kingdom, the Muslim population has climbed from 82,000 to 2.5 million. At present, there are over 1000 mosques throughout Great Britain, many of which were converted from churches.
In Belgium, 50% of the newborns are Muslims and reportedly its Islamic population hovers around 25%. A similar statistic holds true for The Netherlands. It’s the same story in Russia where one in five inhabitants is a Muslim.
Muammar Gaddafi once stated: “There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without sword, without gun, without conquest. We don’t need terrorists; we don’t need homicide bombers. The 50 plus million Muslims (in Europe) will turn it into the Muslim Continent within a few decades.”
The numbers support him.