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NCJ Number: 217110 Find in a Library
Title: Eurabia: Threat to European Stability? The U.S.?
Journal: Crime & Justice International  Volume:22  Issue:95  Dated:November/December 2006  Pages:27-32
Author(s): Richard Allan
Date Published: November 2006
Page Count: 6
Type: Historical Overview; Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the implications of the massive immigration of Moslems into Europe for both European societies and the United States.
Abstract: "Eurabia" is a word seldom heard in the United States but is popular in Europe. It refers to a future when indigenous Europeans will be surpassed in numbers by immigrant and native-born Moslems. At that point, a Moslem population will have the ability to achieve two goals that are not mutually exclusive: numerically overwhelming the existing indigenous European population and the development of partnerships/alliances with their countries of origin in North Africa and the Middle East. This would not only isolate the United States as a world power, but would also create conditions that would undermine Israel's existence as a state. These historical developments began in the 1960s when several western European nations, pressed for additional low-skilled labor, entered into an understanding with predominantly Moslem states--particularly Turkey, Morocco, and Algeria--to attract "guest workers." Although it was initially understood that these workers would return to their home countries after a decade or so in the host country, most stayed and brought their families to join them. Subsequently, the birth rate among Moslem immigrants dramatically outpaced that of the European norm. This brought the Moslem population in Europe from a few hundred thousand to what some estimate as 20 million today. In the future "Eurabia," radical Moslems would seek to establish theocratic states based in extremist Moslem tenets. Attempts at accelerating this evolution are likely to be marked by increases in violent incidents that are already occurring in a number of European countries. Although such a development is not likely to occur in the United States, it will challenge the United States' global interests. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Europe; Immigrants/Aliens; Islamic law; Religion; Trend analysis
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