Art Garfunkel, of Simon and Garfunkel fame, recently told the Daily Mail that the influx of Muslim migrants into Europe “could change the nature of Europe forever.”
The 73-year-old 60s icon addressed the recent influx of Muslim refugees by saying, “We are at a very interesting stage right now, where people are escaping from horrendous situations all over the world.” He talked of reading, Reflections Of The Revolution In Europe—a book he says is intended to get the reader to “Look at the shopkeepers, look at the dry cleaners, and it’s all turning Islamic.”
He made clear he does not want to pass judgement on Europe for taking in the Muslims migrants and refugees, yet at the same time, he wants them to understand that there are ramifications.
Garfunkel put it this way: “Look, I’m not going to make any judgments about this, but I want you Europeans to see that the changing face of Britain, of Germany and all over Europe is happening. It’s becoming much more Muslim. These are the facts.”
Garfunkel’s comments were published on September 20—the same day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will increase the number of accepted refugees from 75,000 annually in 2016 to 100,000 annually in 2017. Kerry stressed that the U.S. will work to take in even more than a 100,000 refugees annually in years beyond 2017.
It is interesting to note that the UK’s Express reports that ISIS claims “more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen [have] been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees.” Although this is beyond the scope of Garfunkel’s comments, it is certainly an issue tied directly to the threat Europe faces amid the influx of refugees.
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