Though it has been almost 2 years now since I first posted this on this blog, I am afraid that the Muslim immigration crisis in Europe has deepened during that time. My prior post was brought to mind after I just read two disturbing articles on the subject today, one of which said:
“New data from Sweden shows how immigration and refugees from Islamic countries puts especially women in danger. 92 percent of all severe rapes (violent rapes) are committed by migrants and refugees. 100 percent of all attack rapes (in which the victim and the attacker had no previous contact) are committed by that same group. In other words, thousands of Swedish women would not have been raped and thereby traumatized for life had it not been for the influx from Islamic countries.” (Source: jihadwatch.org)
and the other:
“Italy says that it is unable to cope with this year’s expected flood of refugees, and is demanding help from the European Union, or else it will close all its ports to ships carrying migrants
Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.
On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.
Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.
The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continued unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it.”… (Source: Breitbart.com)
So, more than ever, brethren, it is time to pray for the Spirit’s enlightenment for those in authority, that they will heed the warning signs and stop the immigration madness before it is too late for the West!
A Few Thoughts on the Immigration Crisis In Europe
Originally Posted on September 20, 2015 by theupwardcallofgod
In the ongoing dialogue looking at the massive Muslim immigration problem (approximately 95% of the new refugees are Muslim) going on worldwide it has been helpful to see this from various perspectives. Here is another one I had not considered: the safety and well-being of our families, especially our wives and children. Please see this link: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6527/migrants-rape-germany
Though it seems a very pious Christian sentiment to suggest that God may be sending these people to us to evangelize ( I believe that the Great Commission is for us to go into all the nations, not for unbelievers to come to us), there is inherent danger in allowing, as Germany has, such a mass migration of single Muslim men into the heartland of their country (80% are males, most are under 35 and single-which translates into 640,000 Muslim men “invading” this small European country in 2015). I would fear for the safety of my wife and daughter if over a half million Muslim men were released on our streets in the U.S. And yet that is the desire of many Liberal Progressives in this nation (John Kerry just yesterday-September 19th-upped the requested number of Syrians the U.S. should take in to 85,000).
I unapologetically oppose any being allowed in until such time as a thorough vetting procedure is put in place (there is legislation in Congress currently that would place a moratorium on this UN sponsored placement fiasco called the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314): https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-introduces-bill-to-give-congress-oversight-of-syrian-refugee). We are already the most accommodating country for refugees and immigrants in the history of the World. But, we have the Rule of Law in our country. Let those who want to come get in line and apply. Perhaps we bump up the numbers of asylum-seekers allowed to apply in light of these extraordinary circumstances. But in no way do we open the borders as many liberals would like to see!
This is serious, brethren, as I have been espousing for over 5 months now! Please support the bill in Congress with an email or call to your Congressman this week. Yes, God is in control. But, as Os Guinness has said in his book “The Call”, the perspective that everything that happens must be God’s will is really an Islamic viewpoint (Allah’s will be done), not a traditional Christian perspective. He sets up the governments of men and the Rule of Law. Without it we are left with chaos, anarchy, and rampant unlawlessness–or else despotism sets in. We are bound as Christians to do our duty under our current governmental structure, because we were born “for such a time as this”!
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
-Martin Niemoller, a German Protestant Pastor During Adolf Hitler’s Regime