At the website "Islam Versus Europe" I ran across -- but can't relocate now -- a brief notice of what is described as an example of a new "corsair raid" on the coasts of Europe. Four Muslims landed, by boat -- illegally, but the result would not have been much differenet in the end had they arrived legally by plane -- on the coast of southern Spain, and proceeded to rob and physically attack Spanish people in the street. The allusion to corsairs is what prompts the thoughts below.
For hundreds of years, Muslims raided up and down the coasts of European countries. They killed an d kidnapped, they looted and destroyed. You can still find the fortifications the peoples of Western Europe -- in Spain, in Italy, in France -- built to protect themselves against these raiders. More than a million Europeans were taken back to North Africa to be enslaved. Raiders got as far north as Ireland (in Baltimore), and on one occasion, even to Iceland. The story of one such victim, Thomas Pellow, is told by Giles Milton in "White Gold."
The raiding, the cosairing, now continues under a different guise. No longer do Muslims raid, in ships, the coats of Europe. Instead, they use those ships (and planes, too) to invade Europe, to land in, and live off both the generous benefits, and the loot they steal in various kinds of fraud and theft -- all over Europe. This is the new Musilm invasion. The economic cost to long-suffering Europe, whose elites refuse to recognize the problem and often, instead, attempt to close down discussion of it -- surely costs tens of billions or perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
That is the economic cost.
The cost to schools, with Muslim students who refuse to study subjects set in the curriculum -- for example, the history of medieval France, or about the Enlightenment, or about World War II and the mass murder of Europe's Jews -- and who are now a permannetly disruptive and most expensive element for public education in many European coutnries, and are responsbile in large part for the decline in teacher morale, and in standards. The steady degradation of life in Europe, the distruption in its schools and hospitals, the insecurity of taking, in many places, public transportation or even of being on the street, an identifiable non-Muslim -- especially a woman, but not only a woman -- with roving bands of Muslims in certain areas making life difficult and dangerous -- should by now be obvious to those who do not allow themselves to be buffaloed by the incessant propaganda effort to minimize, or even hide, such steady degradation, expense, difficulty, and danger.
Is there a single non-Muslim in Europe who would not, if he had a chance to turn the clock back thirty or forty years, undo what has been done? Is there anyone in Great Brtiain who is delighted that the Pakistanis were allowed in, legally, and illegally? Is there any French person who does not regret the inattention to the invasion by North Africans, and the nearly criminal negligence with which, for so long, and in many ways still, such an invasion has been ignored? Is there anyone in Germany who is delighted that Ludwig Erhard first brought in Turkish workers en masse, as gastarbeiter, and then those workers did not return home, but brough women, their wives singular or plural, and their children, and have stayed, and are not leaving, as was originally planned? Is there anyone in liberal, open-hearted Denmark, who is delighted with what the Muslim immigrants have brought to Denmark? What about the Netherlands? What about the Moroccans in Spain? Or in Ireland? Or in Finland? Or anywhere else you care to look at, if you look beyond the rigid political and media elites who cannot allow themslves to admit that they were colosally wrong, any more than in the United States the governments, of both Obama and Bush, can admit that they have been colossaly wrong in their attempt to bring Good Government And Prosperity -- an all-purpose nostrum and panacea that has done nothing to undermine the hold of the root cause of the wretchedness of Muslim peoples and polities, which is the hold of Islam over the minds of men.
Here is a story of what is described as a "corsair raid" in southern Spain.