Turkish leaders, including Muslim President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a member of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey, are warning the Christian world that an Islamic takeover of Europe is taking place – an indication that the continent that once boasted a majority of Christians is giving way to Muslims’ mass migration.
Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu, who serves under Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the head of the Turkish parliament’s Security and Intelligence Commission, insisted that Muslim dominance throughout the European continent is already spreading, claiming that it is just a matter of time before Europe is taken over by Muslims.
"The fortune and wealth of the world is moving from the West to the East,” Kavaklıoğlu recently declared, according to the Gatestone Institute. “Europe is going through a time that is out of the ordinary – its population is declining and aging, it has a very old population, so people coming from outside get the jobs there.”
Islamization already under way …
Kavaklıoğlu then laid out the evidence that Europe is already in the midst of a Muslim takeover.
“But Europe has this problem: All of the newcomers are Muslim – from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey,” he alerted Europeans. “Those who come from these places are Muslim. It is now at such a level that the most popular name in Brussels, Belgium is Mohammed. The second most popular name is Melih [Malih] and the third one is Ayşe [Aisha]."
The Muslim Turkish leader gave his take on what is on the near horizon for most of the area that was once the former Ottoman Turkish Empire in the not-too-distant past.
“[With this continuing trend], the Muslim population will outnumber the Christian population in Europe,” Kavaklıoğlu stressed. “This... has increased the nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Islam rhetoric there. Hence, marginal, small parties have started to get large numbers of votes... But there is no remedy for it. Europe will be Muslim. We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of that."
President’s choice: Islam over all
In a commentary for the Gatestone Institute, Turkish journalist Usay Bulut, who is now based in Washington, D.C., pointed out that Kavaklıoğlu’s pro-Muslim jargon is similar to that of Erdoğan’s.
“Kavaklıoğlu is not the first Turkish official to stress the importance of population growth,” Bulut noted. “In 2009, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – who was prime minister at the time – called on the public to have at least three children per family. The greater our numbers, he said, ‘the stronger we will be.’ Since then, Erdoğan has been trying to encourage Turkish nationals to multiply.”
A strengthened plea was heard again by Erdoğan in 2013.
"We need a young and dynamic population,” insisted the leader of Turkey, whose population is 99-percent Muslim. “Right now, the West is in trouble. But we do not want to put Turkey in the same trouble. I am calling on my country through mothers: Do not take this sensitivity of ours lightly. We need to make this widespread, in waves. We need to make this happen. The [value] of this cannot be measured with money or any other physical wealth."
Just last year, Turkey’s president encouraged his fellow Muslims throughout Europe to overrun the once-Christian nations.
"The places where you work and live are your homelands and new countries now,” Erdoğan assured Muslim migrants in Europe in 2017, according to the Gatestone Institute. “Drive the best cars. Live in the most beautiful houses. Make five children – not just three. For you are the future of Europe."
Current conquests undertaken by Turkey in decades past and today indicate that it is his aim for Muslims to be the norm – not the exception – in Europe.
“Turkey Islamized northern Cyprus through a military invasion in 1974, [but] to Islamize the much more powerful European continent … Turkey has been promoting demographic – rather than military – jihad,” Bulut pointed out. “Yesterday, while many Europeans are still pilloried for viewing mass migration from Muslim-majority countries as a threat to Western culture – and are still accused of ‘xenophobia,’ ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘fear-mongering’ – the city of Afrin, in the Kurdish area of Syria, fell to Turkey.”
"Economic growth happens in parallel with population growth,” Erdoğan said, as reported by the foreign news site. “The population of Greek Cypriots is more than one million. Just make your own population grow."
Tactics of the past have given way to modern methods, as violence has been substituted with a buildup of seemingly innocuous mosques all over the European continent – just as the proliferation of mosques is seen in the United States.
“The Turkish military terrorized the indigenous Greek Cypriots, causing them to flee to the south,” Bulut noted. “The Turkish government then imported thousands of illegal settlers from Turkey to northern Cyprus, to change the demographic structure of the illegally occupied territories. This attempt by Ankara to guarantee that Muslims outnumber Christians globally has been accompanied by the erection of mosques – ‘from Europe to Africa, from the Balkans to the Central Asia’ – by Turkey's government-funded Diyanet (Religious Affairs General Directorate).”
In just several years – from 2010 to 2016 – Europe’s Muslim population jumped from 19.5 million (3.8 percent) to 25.8 million (4.9 percent), according to the Pew Forum.
If Turkey’s leadership is correct, just a couple of decades is all it will take to make Muslims’ European takeover complete.
“Kavaklıoğlu claimed Europe’s fate will be sealed within 20 years,” WND noted. “He said the greatest obstacle to the successful Islamization of the U.S. is President Trump and his alliance with Israel.”
Top atheist fears Islamic takeover
Fearing that the Muslim invasion of Europe is more than just a fading trend or hot air spewed by Muslim leaders, one of the world’s foremost atheists, Richard Dawkins – a best-selling author and evolutionary biologist – alerted his followers on social media that celebrating the demise of Christianity in Europe is not wise.
“Before we rejoice at the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion, let’s not forget Hilaire Belloc’s menacing rhyme: ‘Always keep a-hold of nurse – For fear of finding something worse,’” Dawkins posted on Twitter Wednesday.
Impressing his warning, Dawkins actually lamented the decrease in number of those adhering to Christianity – a faith he has relentlessly attacked for decades – and feared the ramifications of the skyrocketing numbers of Muslim youth. He noted an article published by The Guardian, ’Christianity as default is gone’: The rise of a non-Christian Europe,’ that showed research indicating that a dozen European nations now have a majority of young people who do not identify with any religious faith.
A professor of theology and religion at St. Mary’s University in London, Stephen Bullivant talked about the burgeoning numbers of Muslims in Europe.
“The Muslim birthrate is higher than the general population, and they have much higher [religious] retention rates,” Bullivant told The Guardian.
A self-professed “equal opportunity religion basher,” Dawkins has come under fire for his hard take on Islam, as well as on Christianity.
“Dawkins has previously voiced concern over the decline of the Christian faith, ‘in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse,’ which he echoed in his tweet,” Fox News reported.
"It's tempting to say all religions are bad, and I do say all religions are bad, but it's a worse temptation to say all religions are equally bad because they're not," Dawkins told The Christian Post. "If you look at the actual impact that different religions have on the world, it's quite apparent that at present the most evil religion in the world has to be Islam.”
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