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Die Welt - Germany | 09/02/2006

Mark Steyn on the decline of Christian Europe

"Demography is the Muslims' best weapon," Canadian journalist Mark Steyn asserts in an essay for the "New Criterion", extracts of which the newspaper publishes. "The CIA is predicting the EU will collapse by 2020. Given that the CIA's got pretty much everything wrong for half a century, that would suggest the EU is a shoo-in to be the colossus of the new millennium. But even a flop spook is right twice a generation. If anything, the date of EU collapse is rather a cautious estimate. It seems more likely that within the next couple of European election cycles, the internal contradictions of the EU will manifest themselves in the usual way, and that by 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on American network news every night. Even if they avoid that, the idea of a childless Europe ever rivaling America militarily or economically is laughable. Sometime this century there will be 500 million Americans, and what's left in Europe will either be very old or very Muslim."

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | 24/01/2006

Scotland in demographic decline

The columnist Mark Steyn reacts to a report in The Scotsman newspaper that the province's "demographic time bomb will explode in three years" when pensioners outnumber schoolchildren. "With half the annual births it had in the 1950s and a population on the brink of falling below five million, Scotland has become a minor member of the axis of extinction: Germany, Japan, Russia - once great nations now recording net population loss. In its general approach to economic reality, not to mention the physical health of its population, Scotland is closer to the Russian end of the picture than to the German-Japanese end. How did this happen?... Where is the spirit of Mel McGibson in Braveheart?"

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