Selection of my 2019 posts show how the promised multicultural utopia morphed into a European nightmare.
Having covered Europe, and Germany in particular, since the day Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the continent to mass migration in the autumn of 2015, I often feel like a chronicler of doom. The multicultural utopia promised by the EU politicians and the media talking-heads has made way for the nightmare of Islamic terrorism, mass sexual assaults, and knife crimes of epidemic proportions. This year was no different. The compilation of my 2019 posts below reflects the grim reality that mainstream media chooses to deny.
This year too, the threat assessments made by the German and other European intelligence agencies fell on deaf political ears, with governments advocating the return of ISIS families, and allocating funds for counselling and welfare benefits to Islamist war criminals coming back from the Caliphate. The UK police struggled to deal with the surge of imported knife crimes on the nation’s streets. This year too, jihadi knife attackers targeted innocent people in London, Paris, and Berlin.
European Jews bore the brunt of Europe’s misguided immigration policies. With antisemitic violence hitting records since the collapse of Nazi Germany, a senior German official told the country’s beleaguered Jewish minority to stop wearing Kippah and other religious symbols on the streets to avoid antisemitic attacks.
I covered this unfolding nightmare in my posts throughout the year:
Berlin: Sharp Rise in Violent Anti-Semitism (April 2019)
EUROPE’S POLITICAL SURRENDER
European mainstream politicians responded to the rising migrant crime and Islamic terrorism with more appeasement. Judges handed out light sentences, allowing potential murderers and rapists to walk free. European academicians backed them up by publishing ‘studies’ explaining away the surge in migrant crime, jihad terrorism, and Jew-hatred.
The people of Europe rose up to this state-organized madness, giving right-wing and anti-establishment parties their best result in the EU election so far. Patriotic, anti-EU parties did well in the national elections as well. Leaders of eastern Europe stood up to Brussels and Berlin, refusing to allow settlement of illegal immigrant in their countries despite threats of legal action and economic sanctions. With so much talk of gloom and doom, it was a delight covering the popular backlash on the European political stage:
EU Takes Hungary to Court Over Immigration Law (July 2019)
Germany’s Right-Wing AfD Surges in Eastern Elections (September 2019)
BORIS BRINGS BREXIT CLOSER
This was also the year when Boris got us Brexit — well almost. While the British prime minister deserves much credit for getting the parliament to enact the will of the people, it was the EU’s insistence on open border immigration that brought many to the polling stations, first in the 2016 Brexit referendum and then in this month’s general election.
UK Parliament Overwhelmingly Passes Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal (December 21, 2019)
With Brexit wrapped for Christmas, could 2020 have more good tidings in store?
Trump: ‘Migration Has Been Very Bad For Europe’
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