A Muslim Europe Is The Goal
Here are a political scientist’s patient answers to some lazy questions from the liberal journalist’s Berlin playbook on mass immigration.
Efraim Karsh is professor of political science at the Bar-Ilan University, near Tel-Aviv. His assertion in the article that the first generation of muslim immigrants in Europe integrated economically, although not socially, would have benefited from some supporting detail. While there is no doubt about the absence of social integration, one is left wondering in what sense economic integration was achieved. The malicious answer would be: integration into the generous European welfare systems. But given the probable labour-market discrimination operating then as now, which Karsh brushes aside too quickly, perhaps it was largely a case of muslim enclaves running their own more or less insulated economies. Continue reading “Questions From The Berlin Playbook”