“To Understand Europe’s Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'”


This is an important article and a must read for those needing background on the demographic mess which Europe has gotten itself involved in. I am particularly worried about Germany’s lack of leadership on this after my own issues with German emigration for my family less than a decade ago.

Journey into Europe

Huffington Post

By Akbar Ahmed

MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANTS
Today there is so much being said about Muslim immigration in Europe. Yet it is all too often in the abstract — we don’t usually meet those who are involved or hear their stories.
Last year, over 3,000 died trying to reach Europe, and the over 170,000 who managed to make it to Italy looked forward to what is often an extended period of misery as they encountered confused and sometimes contradictory European policy towards them. In the last week alone, Italy rescued around 4,000 migrants from the sea.
The immigrants who arrive enter the category of “illegal” and live in the shadows of Europe. To understand their plight and the challenges they are creating for European countries, I wanted to speak to the people involved, both the immigrants themselves and representatives of European governments who are dealing with them. With the current humanitarian emergency…

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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