Last week, ABC news published an article titled “Childless couples ‘on track to be Australia’s most common family type’”. It stated that: “A society dominated by childless couples could become Australia’s reality, with data analysis suggesting they will become the most common family type by 2023. One sociologist says the trend is already happening, and future government policy will determine whether the traditional family model continues to exist.”[i] This is not about couples who are unable to have children but Western culture’s increasing unwillingness to have children – couples choosing not to have children through preventative means, through abortion on demand, or homosexual relationships. Meanwhile Islamic couples are encouraged to propagate. In this way, they can become the dominant group in the western society. The article below by Dr Van Dam sheds further light on this subject.
The Reason for Current Massive Immigration[ii]
Why are Canada and the Western world opening the door to so many immigrants? If you listen to some politicians, it is pure altruism. We need to love our neighbour in distress. The real reason is, however, far more selfish. Canada needs the 300,000 or so immigrants it is annually committed to for economic reasons. The refugee component of that number is very small. Official government figures put the percentage of refugees at a mere 13.3%. However, it is not just a matter of having people with appropriate skill sets for the economy. The problem is far deeper.
There are not enough babies in Canada’s cradles to sustain future growth and take care of the aging population. According to Statistics Canada, our country’s fertility rate has been below the replacement level of 2.1 since 1971. It is currently about 1.6 children per woman. Very low birth rates are also the problem for Europe. Thirteen years ago Phillip Longman already wrote in his book, The Empty Cradle (chapter 6), of nations literally fading away because of low birth rates. The scary scenario he then presented is much closer to reality now. Consider the example of Germany.
Soeren Kern reported that a recent study (February 1, 2017) showed that massive immigration was needed to stabilize the German population. “Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow into the country some 1.5 million mostly Muslim migrants between 2015 and 2016 was not primarily a humanitarian gesture, but a calculated effort to stave off Germany’s demographic decline and to preserve the future viability of the German welfare state.” The cost for this immigration is very high, not just financially, but especially politically and culturally. Germany’s Muslim population now surpasses six million and has already changed Germany forever. “Mass migration is fast-tracking the rise of Islam in Germany, as evidenced by the proliferation of no-go zones, Sharia courts, polygamy, child marriages and honour violence. Mass migration has also been responsible for social chaos, including jihadist attacks, a migrant rage epidemic, a public health crisis, rising crime and a rush by German citizens to purchase weapons for self-defence – and even to abandon Germany altogether.” Kern goes on to note that “the government has not said how it plans to integrate potentially millions of additional Muslims into German society. The price for reversing Germany’s demographic decline appears to be the further Islamization of Germany under the guise of multiculturalism.”
Further Islamization will take place in an increasingly unstable political environment which a leaked German intelligence report warned security agencies would be unable to deal with. It is estimated that the Muslim population in Germany will swell to 20 million as early as 2020. More than ten years ago, famed historian and expert on Islam, Bernard Lewis, warned that Europe will be Islamic by the end of the twenty-first century. This prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes in Germany, as well as other European nations. The lesson for Canada is obvious.
Here we see one result of the foolishness of despising the gift of children as God ordained it for marriage. There are many blessings in obeying the divine command to “be fruitful and increase in number” (Gen 1:28). One of the blessings in the current political context is that a country can retain all the benefits of its institutions and practices as inherited from its Christian past. Not to obey and to import those of the Islamic faith who do want to honour this command is to invite Islamization and eventually to lose the country you once called your own.
Cornelis Van Dam
Sources: Sheryl Ubelacker, “Fertility Rate Continues to Put Onus on Immigration: StatsCan” (Feb 8 2017) on CBC News website; Kathleen Harris, “Canada to Open Door to More Skilled Workers” (Oct 31 2016) on CBC News website; Soeren Kern, “Germany’s Muslim Demographic Future” (Feb 8, 2017) on the Gatestone Institute website.
[i] ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) web news 15 May 2017.
[ii] This article by emeritus professor C Van Dam appeared in Clarion April 21, 2017.