A combination of Islamist terror and badly designed migration policy is going to destroy Europe, claims a Swiss member of parliament who said Angela Merkel and Islam are to blame.
The comments by Swiss People’s Party (SVP) member of parliament Roger Köppel are just the latest by a high profile European politician on the demise of the continent. His remarks, which appeared in his own Weltwoche daily newspaper could not have been clearer, when Mr. Köppel remarked on Europe’s growing instability: “The German refugee policy could trigger a new world war”.
Comparing the “megalomaniac, we can do it” mentality of Angela Merkel and others to Europe on the eve of the First World War, the editorial foresaw a situation where millions of ordinary Europeans would pay dearly for a situation manufactured by their leaders. Those in charge would now, as then, not have to pay for their mistakes at all.
Writing in the newspaper of which he is editor-in-chief, the parliamentarian wrote: “The basic problem today is Islam… The attacks in Paris and Brussels are acute symptoms of an incorrect, sick immigration policy.” Criticising the infiltration of “death-seeking fanatics and madmen”, Mr. Köppel said “Islam endangers the survival of our civilisation”.
Integration was one of the key issues facing Europe said Mr. Köppel, with many terrorists having been born in Europe or holding European passports, but being culturally completely foreign.
He said the arrival of millions of Muslims for North Africa and the Middle East “increases the risk of terrorism in Europe significantly” and “the vast majority of migrants do not bring the conditions for successful integration in our competitive economy”.
Calling the EU-Turkey deal “bankruptcy”, Mr. Köppel remarked the EU was merely outsourcing their responsibilities eastward to “the autocrat Erdogan”, saying: “This is not a deal, but a submission”.
A number of other senior figures have recently spoken of the deteriorating security picture in Europe recently. Breitbart London reported in January on Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s comments in which he called the continent “dying”.
Mr. Orban said: “The threat of terrorism is increasing and public safety is deteriorating.
“One is not allowed to say such things in Europe, it is forbidden, and some countries will not even broadcast what I am about to say. But the situation is that European citizens are living under a threat, especially the vulnerable ones, women, and those who are unable to defend themselves.
“This is unacceptable.
“This is why I think that from now on the issue of migration is principally one of public security, and I believe that all politicians have been primarily elected to guarantee the protection of their citizens”.
The head of Sweden’s military forces, General Anders Brännström, made similar remarks in January. He said his men had to be prepared for war in Europe and compared the situation to the 1930s before the outbreak of the Second World War. He said:
“There is now a much stronger focus on national defence… it is about preparing for the worst”.