As an academic consultant, A. Aspasia advised the government in the fields of Race Relations, Indigenous Affairs, housing, education health, and employment. Aspasia has a lifetime of experience teaching and researching in Higher Education.
I speak as a fully committed supporter of your views that promote an open, humane and tolerant society. I fully support your approaches to Human Rights, Transparency, Drugs, Prostitution, Euthanasia and Penal Decarceration. But your support for Mass Muslim Migration has me recoiling in horror. This is where I have to say, ‘No. This is deeply wrong.’
People from other Abrahamic religions often defend Islam, thinking that they are defending a religion ‘just like us’ and religious freedom in general, not realizing that Islam requires believers to violently fight all the other religions until they convert to Islam. This requirement on Moslems to fight Non- Moslems has been expressed in Islam’s genocidal history against Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks, and Hindus. The support for genocide is in the scriptural texts. It can, of course, be noted that probably most religions have violence in their histories, however, Islam is unlike other religions in that it specifically commands violence and plunder against Unbelievers and those considered not sufficiently committed to the religion. ISIS is following the same religious edicts that were applied in the previous genocides.
People perhaps think that what we are witnessing is just another wave of immigration, of the kind that enriched our cultural diversity, but previous waves of migrants did not come holding a book that told them to plunder, enslave and kill us. Although Islam benefits from a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity, Islam only tolerates diversity within the Islamic Umma. Islamic texts mandate domination, of other cultures and religions outside Islam. It needs to be realized that Islam is unlike other religions, and this migration is unlike other migrations that produced multicultural societies. This is ‘Hijra,’ Jihad by migration.
It is not clear why you have taken this position of promoting Mass Muslim Migration. None of the arguments in support, actually stack up. Encouraging a generation of fighting aged men to abandon the women and children of Syria to enslavement by the terrorists does not place anyone on the moral high ground. Nor does stripping a disadvantaged country of its professionals including doctors, nurses, teachers, and engineers, especially when their educations were paid for by Syrian taxpayers. Stopping the funding, arming, and training of the terrorists and brokering a democratic solution for Syria is a far better solution. Further, there is now ample evidence that the majority of the migrants are not refugees and the proportion of migrants who are refugees is diminishing over time.
Most of the arrivals are economic migrants, but regarding poverty in the third world- it is within the wit of the Oligarchs to end world poverty at any time of their choosing. An alleged labour shortage to care for the elderly population could have been resolved by employing the millions of young unemployed that Merkel’s EU policies created in Southern Europe. Another argument has been that the creation of a fully united Europe requires the destruction of the nation-state. A far more effective, and far less destructive way would be to win the hearts and minds of Europeans, whereas Mass Muslim Migration is alienating the masses from the European project. Postcolonial guilt is oft-cited- but European imperialism was actually more humane than Islamic imperialism in which for example, 90% of Black male slaves bled to death from castration.
Because none of the explanations amount to justifications, sinister motivations are alleged in popular speculations. This is inevitable when people get the sense that they have not been given the true picture and they know that their democratic concerns are being overridden. It is clear though, that the free movement of labour has always been an aim of Classical economics that threatened the working conditions of indigenous peoples.
The intellectual tasks that need to be undertaken have never been more difficult and yet your current advisers appear to be inadequate to the very difficult task of unraveling complex contemporary conundrums such as: Supporting freedom of religion for a religion that calls for the death of unbelievers, violates the right to freedom of religion and right to life of everyone else. Another example would be: Importing millions of fighting age men from the most sexist societies on the planet, puts the rights of millions of women in harm’s way. Though some of the migrants are fleeing tyranny, others are bringing it with them. Here’s another, if you point out that Anti- Jewishness is over-represented among Muslims, you’re dismissed as racist.
Intersectional politics is difficult, sacrificing the needs of one group such as white women, or Jews, or Gays, or Non- Muslims in general, to oppression by Islamic men, is unacceptable. This has been happening ever since Black Panthers signed up to Islam, and Eldridge Cleaver started preaching that the rape of white women was an appropriate political tactic. Surely, we should not be imagining that a religion which supports, and is evangelized, by the most oppressive absolutist monarchies on the planet, is a religion of the dispossessed.
Even Machiavelli understood the need for two or three advisers who would not succumb to flattery but would feel free to ‘speak truth to power.’ Even the Catholic Church at its most repressive understood the need for a ‘Devil’s Advocate’ to act as a counterforce against the rigidity of thought. Psychologists have understood the need to deconstruct groupthink. Yet no one appears to be effective playing this much-needed role amongst your current coterie. The intellectual deficit is glaring.
It may be thought that the migrants will change their opinions and practices once they are subjected to the socializing processes of western society. However, the evidence on this is mixed. Fundamentalism is particularly gaining ground among second generation Muslim migrants. A significant number of terrorists have been second generation Muslim migrants. This increased Fundamentalism is, of course, subject to considerable debate, but one of the significant causes is that once Muslims enter Europe they are subjected to barrages of Wahabi, Deobandi and Salafist extremistindoctrination in Saudi and Qatar funded mosques. Most disturbing is that the political elites have shown themselves almost entirely unwilling to address the problems of Gulf funding of extremism.
However, the greatest risk of terrorism and extremism will not result from non-integration and ghettoization, though this is certainly a problem. Far more serious, is partial integration, resulting in a cognitive dissonance from the conflict between normal western behaviours and the religious teachings.
Partial integration is easily exploited by terrorist and extremist recruiters who offer violent Jihad which they claim is the only Islamically guaranteed escape from eternal Hell fires said to result from engaging in westernized sins. The Islamic teachings are far from irrelevant to terrorism as some apologists would try and convince us, in fac, they are a crucial part of the deadly cocktail that produces the majority of terrorist attacks.
We now have insurgency levels of extremists in Europe. The 66,000 officially known Jihadis are the size of a standing army. The polls of Muslim opinion, together with the views demonstrated in street protests and paucity of opposing street protests show even larger concentric circles of support around the extremists. Further evidence is now coming to light that extremist opinion is well organized and lucratively financed to exert international influence on politicians in countries such as Britain. Once electoral blocks in swinging seats are wielded, state capture occurs and as a result, huge public funds become available to be redirected into support of extremist causes.
It is therefore a considerable cause for escalating concern, that authority has shown itself unwilling to address the reservations of European citizens about migration and specifically about Islam. The deeply detested migration policy is still blundering on against Continent wide democratic opposition.
Terrorism is the tip of an iceberg of violence to which European peoples are being subjected by the migrants. Jews, Christians and Sikhs for example, point to century long oppression by Moslems, but now entirely new crimes are being introduced into Europe such as Taharrush which involves the gang raping of women in crowds. Yet the full extent of the impacts is unknown because many political elites refuse to collect the data, and the media often refuse to report on the concerns. Crucial relevant information, is repressed. This situation causes huge suspicion of the rulers by the ruled. Nevertheless evidence has finally emerged of increased levels of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Apologists claim that the increased reports of sexual assaults in Sweden are due to changed reporting requirements. Sweden broadened definitions of rape in 2005 and 2013, but that cannot explain for example, the increases between 2014 and 2015, or 2015 and 2016.
There are other disastrous problems. Multiculturalism is undermining Human Rights. Cruel and oppressive practices come to be tolerated and defended in a misguided cultural relativism [Pdf download], that privileges diversity above citizen wellbeing. Multiculturalism even promotes oppression of the members of ethnic minorities. Furthermore, once the Migrants bring in large numbers of relatives through family reunification programs, the financial burdens will likely take the welfare state and other administrative systems to breaking point.
Even in the teeth of the evidence, negative impacts such as the role of Islam in terrorism are being downplayed [see for example the denial against evidence in page 3 of this UN report]. Authority, including the Left, patronizes the concerns that people feel about Islamic migration concealing information and argument that democratic citizens were entitled to receive. This amounts to gaslighting, which increases the sense of disquiet, because it does not show one iota of understanding of the very real distress that people are undergoing as a result of Islamic migration. This absence of empathy in authority results in a vacuum, that is then filled by the [far] right.
Real empathy requires enlightenment, without it all we have is sentimentality. Supporters of Mass Muslim Migration have a duty to think through the ramifications of what they are doing. Otherwise they are akin to the elderly couple who upon hearing that the dog’s tail needed to be amputated responded, “Oh no, can’t you please just take an inch at a time?” We need real solutions, not cheap self-righteous ‘feel good’ moments. First though, we need a clear definition of the problem that Mass Muslim Migration was meant to solve.
Rather than real analysis, absurdity has become the order of the day. The Women’s March which was the largest political march in the US ever, prattled on about ‘pussy grabbing,’ yet said hardly a word about ‘pussy chopping’. And yes when we look into it, we find that Female Genital Mutilation is indeed an Islamic, and not merely cultural, practice. We also discover that lying in order to support the religion and gain recruits is an Islamically acceptable practice, even a duty.
Civilisations are far more fragile than people realise. There is a long list of destroyed civilisations stretching back into antiquity and of course there is considerable debate about why civilisations fail. Let me clear up some of the doubt. Greco Roman civilisation collapsed once economic inequality reached such a high degree of concentration that the forces of political oligarchy could override support for more democratic tendencies. Once you have Oligarchs making huge civilisation affecting decisions without moderation by effective expression of the interests of the majority, you get very poor quality decision-making. We can see from history that civilisations do not survive this process. We also need to remember that the last time European civilisation was destroyed, Europe was plunged into a 1000 yearlong Dark Ages.
In imposing Mass Muslim Migration on Europe, the current Oligarchs are overriding the democratic will of the peoples of Europe. If not effectively challenged, Mass Muslim Migration will result in a demographic timebomb that will replace democracy with Sharia [Islamic Law and governance]. This means the end of European civilisation.
With chilling synchronicity, Emperor Valens’ name is linked to the fall of the Roman Empire, due to an act of granting asylum that spiraled out of control. Do you want the name of George Soros to be remembered as the man who destroyed the second European civilisation? Is the solution to all the horror in Africa and the Middle East to bring those populations in their entirety to Europe? One would have to say that: ‘impossible must be wrong’!
More wisely, there is of course a better vision that can be substituted for the current apocalypse. I am compelled therefore to ask, are you great enough to face up to the grave error that is occurring. Open Borders are indeed a laudable aim long term, once world poverty has been eliminated but Mass Muslim Migration into Europe at this time, is an error of catastrophic proportions.
In order that all your great achievements and aspirations be not effaced, I urge you, please reconsider.