It was former Chancellor Angela Merkel who, in 2015, swung upon wide the doors to Muslim economic migrants, allowing one million of them to enter Germany that year. Since then the numbers of those Muslim migrants have only slightly decreased to a few hundred thousand a year. And this past year, more than twice the number of Syrians were given citizenship than the year before – almost 50,000. Another 14,235 Turks and 6,810 Iraqis were also granted citizenship. A total of about 70,000 Muslims, from just three countries, were made German citizens in 2022, and that record is expected to be exceeded in 2023. It’s a dismaying development. More on this story is here: “Record number of young Syrian males granted German citizenship last year,” by Thomas Brooke, Remix News, May 30, 2023:
A record number of Syrian nationals were handed German citizenship last year, as the country processed the largest number of naturalizations in a year in more than two decades, according to new figures published on Tuesday.
The data released by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) showed a total of 48,320 Syrian nationals were naturalized across Germany last year, more than double the 19,095 naturalizations of Syrians recorded in 2021 — a figure that was already three times higher than any other year on record.
The figure is 24 times higher than the 2,263 Syrian nationals handed citizenship at the peak of the migrant crisis in 2016.
Syrians accounted for 29 percent of all naturalizations recorded in Germany last year, as the country granted citizenship to 168,545 foreign nationals.
“On average, they were 24.8 years old and two-thirds were male. Before they were naturalized, they had stayed in Germany for an average of 6.4 years,” Destatis commented.
“The high number of naturalizations by Syrians is related to the immigration of Syrians seeking protection in the years 2014 to 2016 and who are now increasingly meeting the requirements for naturalization,” the stats office added.
Turkish nationals were the second-highest group to be handed citizenship, with 14,235 individuals naturalized last year, followed by 6,810 and 5,565 nationals from Iraq and Ukraine, respectively. Naturalized Ukrainians were predominantly female (69 percent) and on average 36.1 years old.
The Syrian Civil War is largely over. The government won. It is willing to admit back into the country, without any repercussions, the five million Syrians who fled abroad during the war, as long as they promise they will be loyal to the Assad regime. So these Syrians in Germany can no longer claim to be “asylum seekers” – if they ever could — and Germany has no reason to give them citizenship.
It’s just been announced that two Syrian brothers have been arrested in Germany. They were planning to build a suicide vest and to blow up a Swedish church packed with worshippers. How many of those Syrians just now given citizenship share the world views, and the hatred of Infidels, of the two Muslim brothers Anas K. and Ahmad K.?
Most foreign nationals must have lived legally in Germany for at least eight years to be eligible for naturalization; however, an individual can apply early through special integration services. To do so, the applicant must show good language skills, professional achievements and civic commitment, according to Destatis.
While anyone can put on a show of “civic commitment” in order to hasten the process of naturalization, how easy is it for German officials to distinguish the real from the feigned? How can a Muslim believer offer a sincere “civic commitment” to the German state, created by and for Infidels, whom he has been taught are “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6)?
“With 23,100 early naturalizations due to special integration achievements, the number in 2022 has almost doubled compared to the previous year (12,400) and reached a new high. Of these, 13,900 Syrians (60 percent) made up the most frequently represented nationality,” the stats office said.
Germany is now going to issue visas to hundreds of thousands of Turkish and Syrian earthquake survivors.
All those affected by the earthquakes must be accepted, Germany’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has said.
A question for Germany’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser: why? Does Germany have a special obligation to take in these earthquake survivors? No other country has made that offer. And wouldn’t it make more sense for those Muslim survivors either to remain at home, where they may be the recipients, of course, of international aid, including aid from Germany? But wouldn’t the most sensible think of all be for the rich Arab states of the Gulf, with trillions of dolllars in their sovereign wealth funds, to take in their fellow Muslims and to support them until such time as they can return home? Doesn’t this natural disaster cry out for Muslims to help fellow Muslims? Why should the Infidels, whom Muslims are instructed not to take as friends “for they [Christians and Jews] are friends only with each other,” and who are described in the Qur’an as “the most vile of created beings,” be expected to take in Syrian and Turkish survivors of the earthquake? It makes no sense.
The figures [on the record numbers of Syrians becoming German citizens] come days after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz published draft legislation designed to make citizenship easier for foreign nationals living in the country, as Germany’s federal government attempts to increase immigration into the country to fill labor shortages.
The Germans do indeed need immigrants to fill labor shortages. So do many other countries in Europe that, like Germany, are currently admitting huge numbers of Muslims. But it has been a grievous error to admit Muslims in the hope that they will solve the labor shortages in European countries. First, Muslim economic migrants to Europe do not arrive to work hard, or even to work at all, but are hoping to take advantage of whatever benefits the generous welfare states of Europe have on offer. These include free or greatly subsidized housing, free medical care, free education, unemployment benefits (even for those who have never worked in Europe), family allowances, and more. European taxpayers are now paying tens of billions of dollars annually, in benefits to these Muslim economic migrants. Second, the Muslim economic migrants everywhere in Europe exhibit much higher rates both of criminality, and of unemployment, than either the indigenous Europeans or than other, non-Muslim, immigrants. Third, Muslims are taught that they are the “best of peoples” (Qur’an 3:110) and non-Muslims are, as noted above, “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). How can one expect to integrate such people into a polity, and a society, created by Infidels?
And it is all so unnecessary. There are tens of millions of non-Muslims around the world willing and eager to work, and work hard, in Europe. Latin America stands out as a source of such workers. The people of Latin America share the same Christian heritage as Europeans. Unlike Muslims, the Latin Americans, overwhelmingly Catholic in background, are not raised to believe that the Europeans are to be despised and hated. Some of those possible immigrants are also well-educated, especially in medicine, and would love to leave their Marxist hell-holes of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
Another possible source of migrants is the Philippines, which already sends tens of thousands of female workers to Italy, where they specialize in taking care of the elderly as “badantes” (care-givers). Many more Christian Filipinas could help staff old-age homes across Europe, where caregivers are now so difficult to find.
“We want people who have become part of our society to be able to help shape our country democratically,” German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said recently in a statement.
But surely the first thing is to make sure that those migrants do not bring with them, undeclared in their mental baggage, a deep inculcated hostility to non-Muslims. Not all Muslims feel that way. Some of them ignore what the Qur’an teaches about non-Muslims. But most of them, alas, do not ignore those texts and teachings, and as there is no way to distinguish those who do harbor a deep animus against non-Muslims, and those who do not, it makes more sense simply to exclude all Muslims from the pool of acceptable immigrants to Europe. After the unhappy experience with Muslim immigrants in Europe over the past three decades, why take a chance on admitting still more of them?
Aside from the Christian migrants from Latin America and the Philippines, there are black Christians from sub-Saharan Africa who have had their own experiences with Muslim terrorists. Think of the Christian Igbo in southern Nigeria who tried, during the Biafran War of 1967-69, to break free from the northern Muslims who were oppressing them, in order to form the independent state of Biafra. Many Christian Igbo today in Nigeria have been subject to terror attacks by the Muslim terrorists of Boko Haram, a terror group that has now spread its tentacles into Chad, Cameroon, Mali, and Niger. Why not admit into Europe Christian migrants from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya, for factory and farm work, and to work in health care as nurses and home caregivers, jobs that European employers find it hard to fill? And what about the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing war, and the million Russians who have fled Putin, who are living in eastern Europe as refugees, but could fill jobs in Western Europe?
European leaders need to be prepared to make clear that they will indeed distinguish between groups of immigrants. It is madness to think that all immigrants are equally able to integrate into this or that country or civilization. Islamic supremacy bodes ill for the possibility of integrating Muslims into the societies of Western Europe. And we have seen what happens when the numbers of Muslim immigrants in the general population reaches more than a few percentage points. For the indigenous Infidels, life becomes much more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous because of those Muslim migrants. Let the Europeans encourage other migrants, from Latin America, from sub-Saharan black — and Christian – African countries, from the Philippines, from Ukraine and Russia, to come to Europe and meet the need for workers of every kind, because unlike the Muslims, these people will be able to integrate into European polities and societies with far less friction.