“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

White Flight in Europe

The Brussels Journal continues to ponder the future of an Islamic Europe. Lately, they have been speculating on the immigration caused by the changing demographics. Fjordman speculates that many of those white western European emigrants could wind up in Eastern European countries.

I read yesterday in the Washington Times that Muslim birthrate Worries Russia.
MOSCOW -- Low domestic birthrates and rising immigration from the former Soviet republics are producing explosive growth in Russia's Muslim community, which is on a track to account for more than half the population by mid century.
"Russia is going through a religious transformation that will be of even greater consequence for the international community than the collapse of the Soviet Union," said Paul Goble, a specialist on Islam in Russia and research associate at the University of Tartu in Estonia.
Will Eastern Europe be caught between Islamic Western Europe and Islamic Russia?

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