Europe’s Muslim population could treble by 2050, a report by Washington-based Pew Research Center suggests. “Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population – even with no future migration,” the report said.
According to the demographic study, countries like Germany and Sweden could see a huge rise in Muslim population. “Countries that have received relatively large numbers of Muslim refugees in recent years are projected to experience the biggest changes in the high migration scenario,” report added.
Pew Research examined three scenarios, UK newspaper The Sun explained: “where migration into Europe was to completely and permanently stop immediately, where all refugee levels would slow but that the migration of those who come for reasons other than seeking asylum would continue, or finally that the flow of refugees into Europe would continue indefinitely.” Even in case of zero migration, the Muslim population in country’s like the UK will increase by more than half.
Here are some key excerpts from the 59-page report titled “Europe’s Growing Muslim Population”:
France and Germany have the largest Muslim populations in Europe (defined as the 28 current European Union member countries plus Norway and Switzerland). As of mid-2016, there were 5.7 million Muslims in France (8.8% of the country’s population) and 5 million Muslims in Germany (6.1%). The EU country in which Muslims make up the largest share of the population is Cyprus: The island nation’s 300,000 Muslims make up about one-quarter (25.4%) of its population, and are mostly Turkish Cypriots with deep roots in Cyprus (and not recent migrants).
The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily and will continue to grow in the coming decades. From mid-2010 to mid-2016 alone, the share of Muslims in Europe rose more than 1 percentage point, from 3.8% to 4.9% (from 19.5 million to 25.8 million). By 2050, the share of the continent’s population that is Muslim could more than double, rising to 11.2% or more, depending on how much migration is allowed into Europe. Even in the unlikely event that future migration is permanently halted, the Muslim population still would rise to an estimated 7.4%, due to the relative youth and high fertility rates of Europe’s current Muslim residents.
Muslims are much younger and have more children than other Europeans. In 2016, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 30.4, 13 years younger than the median for other Europeans (43.8). Looking at it another way, 50% of all European Muslims are under the age of 30, compared with 32% of non-Muslims in Europe. In addition, the average Muslim woman in Europe is expected to have 2.6 children, a full child more than the average non-Muslim woman (1.6 children).
The rise in the Muslim population coincides with a decline in Europe’s non-Muslim population. Between 2010 and 2016, there was a “natural decrease of about 1.7 million people in the non-Muslim European population,” report said. “While Europe’s Muslim population is expected to grow in all three scenarios - and more than double in the medium and high migration scenarios – Europe’s non-Muslims, on the other hand, are projected to decline in total number in each scenario,” report further added.
These numbers show what Europe’s ruling political class and the mainstream media have been trying to cover up for years: the continent is heading towards a gigantic demographic shift.
And what does this shift mean for the future of Europe?
Study after study has shown Europe’s immigrant Muslim population’s support for the imposition of Sharia law and waging of Jihad against the non-Muslims. As conservative commentator Mark Steyn once pointed out, “The more Islamic a society gets, the less free speech it has – the less intellectual inquiry, artistic achievement, contrarian spirit.” Going by these trends and projections, one doesn’t have to be a prophet to foretell perilous times ahead for Europe and the Western civilization.