Muslim Demographics: Dumbest Muslim Plot Ever
by Sheila Musaji
Right Side News published an article by Frosty Wooldridge which is part 5 of a rambling series. Here are just a few quotes that outline his main thesis which is simply an ignorant rehash of the Muslim Demographics video nonsense:
”... Muslims, if anything, prove clever. Those now in the U.S. know their power grows in numbers, and also aware that they are “in competition” with the burgeoning Hispanic-Latino population. Muslims, therefore, reproduce at a rate that is much higher than other groups in the U.S. ... Their methods in the U.S.—use our Constitution to their advantage. Once they gain outright population power, they intend to revert to Sharia Law. ... It will prove interesting when the Muslims spreading from East to West across America meet the reconquista La Raza Mexicans spreading west to east. Both groups maintain a mission of conquest. Both sustain a resolve to make America their own. ... We rush toward an insurrection in the U.S. as the Muslim and Catholic (Hispanic-Latino) powers finalize their plans to confront one another. My guess: this mess will explode in 2011—2015, after the U.S. Congress district boundaries are thrown into chaos as a result of the 2010 census.”
So there you have it - the Hispanic population of the U.S. is not simply growing, but that growth is part of a sinister plan. This is also true of any growth in the Muslim population. How does this fellow know the rate at which American Muslims reproduce and whether or not it is higher than the average? He doesn’t say. But it appears that once Muslims have succeeded in growing their current 1% of the population of the U.S. to a majority, then they will “revert to Sharia Law”.
So, if there are currently about 5 million Muslims in the U.S. and about 300 million total population - 1%. I am not a mathematician, but looking at geography.com’s information on current growth rates for the U.S., it seems that the U.S. population should double in about 77 years (i.e. by 2086). If the Muslim population doubles at the same rate, then there will be 10 million Muslims out of a population of 600 million - 1.6%. If the Muslim population increases at twice the norm, then it is possible that there could be 20 million Muslims out of a population of 600 million - 3.3%.
No matter how I look at the numbers, whoever these Muslims are who are planning a population takeover of the U.S., they will have a long wait, as it will take hundreds, or perhaps thousands of years to reach their goal. This is the stupidist racist crap I have ever seen.
Politifact debunked one of those chain emails which falsely claimed that “In 20 years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the president by themselves.”
Just when you think things couldn’t get any weirder - U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, said on the floor of Congress last week that terror cells are plotting to breed future terrorists inside the United States.
According to a study in Denmark “A long-time trend of fewer births among immigrants means that their birthrate is now lower than for ethnic Danes. While Danish women have 1.9 children on average, non-Western immigrant women have 1.6.”
This idea of Muslims taking over has now hit an all time low in craziness. According to Islamophobia Today:
“This week, Lipkin and Special Guests sent an email to television and radio bookers pitching the biggest story of all time:
According to Arabic language broadcasts intercepted and interpreted by Lipkin and his team, “The Moslem world is saying that President Obama wants amnesty for the current Hispanic 12 million illegal immigrants in the US in order to pave the way for the next wave of tens of millions of illegals from the Middle East to the United States, leading to 50 to 100 million Muslims living in the US before the end of Obama’s second term, which will be brought forth by these new US citizens voting for their savior, Obama.”
... “Avi Lipkin, who also goes by the name Victor Mordechai, claims to have “a source with a senior United Nations official” (whatever that means) who says that the United States “will be a Muslim country by the end of Obama’s second term.” This grand plan is so organized that it even has three parts. Phase One: Obama foments unrest in “each Middle East country” so that these regimes are toppled and replaced by “fanatic” Sunni Mulsims, who go on to “overthrow the competing Shiite regime in Iran without involving American troops.” Phase Two: A massive exodus of Muslims heads toward Europe, Canada, and the Unites States, turning all of these Western nations into Muslim countries. Phase Three: The nations now controlled by Islamic extremists “march on Israel in an effort to destroy it” and Obama “keeps his promise…to destroy Israel. Of course, there’s a YouTube video (embedded below) that explains Lipkin’s scoop. It’s called, “Is Barack Obama Really A Saudi/Muslim ‘Plant’ in the White House?”
It is interesting that they are bringing up this thoroughly debunked theory again at about the same time as Worldcrunch published The Myth Of Soaring Muslim Fertility Rates.
The American Thinker has published an article by Selwyn Duke with the alarmist title “Demographic Tipping Point: Whites Now Less than Half of US Births”.
Eleanor Bader of Reality Check reports that a Swedish government official is “Worried about the perceived growth of the Muslim population in her homeland and beyond, she urged the European Union “to act by having some kind of restriction, like the one-child policy in China.” If Muslims don’t like the proposed rule, she continued, they can go back where they came from.”
The article discusses a number of other ridiculous claims made by Islamophobes and closes with this interesting bit of information:
Ah, yes, facts. According to Doug Saunders, author of The Myth of the Muslim Tide, [Vintage, 2012] “the family size of Muslim immigrant groups are converging fast with those of average westerners—faster, it seems, than either Catholic or Jewish immigrants did in their time. Muslims in France and Germany are now having only 2.2 children per family, barely above the national average. And while Pakistanis in Britain have 3.5 children each, their British-born daughters have only 2.5.”
As for the United States, Saunders writes that there are presently 2.6 million Muslims living in the 50 states, and while this number is expected to increase to 6.2 million by 2030, the overall Muslim population will still comprise just 1.7 percent of the total. In other words, 17 years from today, Muslims will account for the same proportion of the American body politic as Jews and Episcopalians.
Bob Pitt of Islamophobia Watch reports on the latest Muslim demographics scare - Muslim demographics, rabid Islamophobia and The Commentator:
The Islamophobic myth that Muslims are engaged in the gradual but inexorable conquest of the West takes different forms, depending on where you live.
In Tea Party circles in the USA you’ll encounter bizarre conspiracy theories about Muslim Brotherhood operatives having infiltrated the White House or even the top ranks of the Republican Party. In Europe the Islamic conquest myth more usually takes the form of scaremongering over demography – though US Islamophobes promote this version of the myth as well, presenting it as a horrible warning of the fate that will befall North America if it goes down the same road as Western Europe.
A notorious YouTube video entitled “Muslim Demographics” has proved particularly popular in such circles, having so far attracted nearly 14 million viewers. It claims that, as a result of population growth within European Muslim communities, “in 39 years France will be an Islamic Republic” and Germany “will be a Muslim state by the year 2050″.
This paranoid statistical gibberish has been debunked many times, notably by Doug Saunders in his book The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West? But that didn’t prevent The Commentator blog, which is an arm of the neocon-Zionist outfit the Henry Jackson Society, from posting an article last week under the headline “The Islamic future of Britain“. Subtitled “Britain is in denial. If population trends continue, by the year 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim nation”, the article presents the usual nonsense about demographic change bringing about the downfall of western civilisation.
According to this theory, promoted here by one Vincent Cooper, Muslims have large families as a form of “demographic jihad” through which they seek to achieve numerical domination over non-believers. Cooper quotes Christopher Caldwell’s Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Can Europe Be the Same With Different People in It?: “Muslim culture is unusually full of messages laying out the practical advantages of procreation. As the hadith saying has it: ‘Marry, for I will outnumber peoples by you.’” He also borrows Caldwell’s quotation from Yassir Arafat about the wombs of Palestinian women being the “secret weapon” in his cause.
Characteristic of Cooper’s lightminded attitude to the statistics he uses in an attempt to substantiate this Islamophobic fantasy is the following passage: ”Many British people find it hard to believe their country could become majority Muslim. After all, it was never what they wanted so why, in a democracy, should it be happening? But we’ve had such disbelief before. Back in the 60s and 70s, many people scoffed at the notion that London could ever be majority non-white. But today it is.” Actually, today it isn’t. The 2011 census figures show that white people still make up 60% per cent of London’s inhabitants.
Over at Channel 4′s FactCheck Blog, Patrick Worrall subjected the available statistical evidence on Muslim population growth in the UK to a thorough examination, to see whether Cooper’s claims about a Muslim majority by mid-century stacked up. Worrall’s conclusion? “FactCheck wouldn’t bet on the British Muslim population ever topping 10 per cent, let alone 50 per cent.”
In response to what he sneeringly described as “pathetic criticisms from the hard-Left and its fellow travellers” of Cooper’s piece, The Commentator’s executive editor Raheem Kassam posted an irritable defence of his decision to publish it. Kassam’s article was entitled “Britain won’t be a Muslim majority country”, though why that was so Kassam didn’t bother to explain – he made no attempt to refute Cooper’s thesis. Rather, his defence was that The Commentator merely provided a platform for various points of view, and Cooper’s article didn’t represent the opinion or editorial line of The Commentator itself.
And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything. The reality is that Cooper’s piece was just one in a long line of Islamophobic articles that have appeared on that site. In December 2011 The Commentator published a comment piece by Robin Shepherd, the Henry Jackson Society’s Director of International Affairs, in which he attacked the BBC for failing to blame honour killings on Islam. We described it at the time as “the kind of foam-flecked rant you might expect to read on some extreme ‘counterjihadist’ blog of the sort that inspired Anders Breivik”. Earlier this year The Commentator was responsible for breaking the “story” of the so-called “Muslim patrols” in East London, depicting this isolated stunt as part of a concerted Islamist campaign to “control London streets”.
Nor was his “Islamic future of Britain” diatribe Vincent Cooper’s first contribution to The Commentator. Kassam’s reaction to the murder of Lee Rigby was to publish an article by Cooper, entitled “Islam and Britain“, which used even more inflammatory language than his later piece (“For many British people, the butchery of Woolwich raises questions about what immigration has done to their country”) and introduced his thesis about the Muslim takeover of the UK (“Mr. Cameron says we will never buckle under the threat of terror. But in forty years time, Cameron may be a minority. What then?”).
In addition to his job as executive editor of The Commentator, Kassam is the director of another Henry Jackson Society front organisation, Student Rights. This too has pursued a relentlessly Islamophobic agenda, attempting to portray student Islamic societies in general and FOSIS in particular as extremist organisations that pose a threat to society. Student Rights waged a disgraceful campaign against Sayeeda Warsi because she spoke at a FOSIS conference at the House of Lords earlier this year, and their “research” on this issue provided the basis for a witch-hunting article by Andrew Gilligan in the Sunday Telegraph. Student Rights’ recent publication Unequal Opportunity: Gender Segregation on UK Campuses was widely condemned by students, with one critic describing their research methods as “either shoddy or dishonest”.
Thankfully, it appears that people are waking up to what an unpleasant, pernicious and extremist organisation the Henry Jackson Society is. Articles by Ben Soffa, Marko Attila Hoare and James Bloodworth would appear to have had some effect, with Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick telling the Huffington Post that he is considering leaving the advisory board of Student Rights. Lib Dem MP Tom Brake, for his part, has resigned from both Student Rights and the HJS.
Even individuals who have made their own not insignificant contribution to the Islamophobia industry are now keen to dissociate themselves from Raheem Kassam, so toxic has his reputation and that of the HJS become. An article posted on The Commentator giving credence to the much-hyped “anti-white racist” bus stop incident in Ashton-Under-Lyne, which was exploited by the English Defence League to whip up hatred against the Muslim community, was the final straw for some people.
Anti-Muslim Immigration Video Spreads Fear, Distorts Truth ( http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php?viewStory=14194 ) “ “Muslim Demographics” is a fear-mongering, fact-distorting video on YouTube posted by an anonymous source. The video has gone viral with almost 5 million views thanks to conservative Christians who are posting it on their blogs and e-mailing links to their church friends.”
Debunking a YouTube hit, Richard Knight ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8189231.stm ) “A big YouTube hit makes startling predictions about the Islamification of Europe over the next few decades and has been viewed more than 10 million times. But can you believe what it says?”
Demographic terrorism: the Muslims are coming, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/demographic_terrorism_the_muslims_are_coming/
Disproving the Muslim Demographics sums http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/more_or_less/8189434.stm
The End of Trust: YouTube, Lies and Videotape by Trey Lyon ( http://www.religiondispatches.org/blog/politics/1730/the_end_of_trust:_youtube%2C_lies_and_videotape ) “Within thirty minutes I had resourced enough references to de-bunk the odious “film” presentation. Without Google, it would’ve taken longer.”
Fear and loathing in Europe: Islamophobia and the challenge of integration ( http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/05/1002796/fear-and-loathing-in-europe-islamophobia-and-the-challenge-of-integration )
Fear motivated mission on clear display in “Muslim Demographics” http://shawblog.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/fear-motivated-mission-on-clear-display-in-muslim-demographics/
Fear Of A Muslim Planet? Changing Demographics Grip Europe, Israel, Shahed Amanullah ( http://www.altmuslim.com/a/a/b/1862/ )
Fear of Islam is ruining our chance for peace, Andrew O’Hagan ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/andrewo_hagan/3557031/Fear-of-Islam-is-ruining-our-chance-for-peace.html )
Lookout, Them Muzlems Are Coming!, Jeff Siddiqui http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/lookout_them_muzlems_are_coming/
Muslim Demographics http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/demographics.asp
“Muslim demographics” propaganda video exposed, Joe Wein http://www.joewein.net/blog/2009/05/12/muslim-demographics-propaganda-video-exposed/
Muslim Europe: the demographic time bomb transforming our continent by Adrian Michaels ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/5994047/Muslim-Europe-the-demographic-time-bomb-transforming-our-continent.html )
The Muslim scare story that just doesn’t add up by Alan Philps ( http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090814/OPINION/708139967/1080 )
The Muslims Are Here! The Muslims Are Here!, Sheila Musaji ( http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_muslims_are_here_the_muslims_are_here/ )
New Book Stokes Fear of a Muslim Europe by Bruce B. Lawrence ( http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1757/new_book_stokes_fear_of_a_muslim_europe ) “For those who resort to YouTube, it would be more advantageous to watch the 7 1/2 minute video “Muslim Demographics” than to read (or try to read) Caldwell’s screed. Though he is not financed by the Christian Right, his message is identical to that of the initiators, writers, and promoters of “Muslim Demographics.” The tagline, which precedes this grossly deterministic, shrilly casuistic video, declares: “Islam will overwhelm Christendom unless Christians recognize the demographic realities, begin reproducing again, and share the Gospel with Muslims.” The main difference between “Muslim Demographics” and Caldwell’s book is the action plan—the anonymous authors of the former have one (propagate and proselytize), while the latter only has shibboleth: “Watch out—Allah may be guiding your neighbor, and that is un-European!””
Robert Spencer Worried About Ticking Muslim ‘Demographic Time Bomb at Loon Watch ( http://www.loonwatch.com/2009/08/robert-spencer-worried-about-ticking-muslim-demographic-time-bomb/ ) “Aside from the blatant alarmist (and delusional) drivel about the emergence of a fantasy land “Islamic Republic of France” the fact of the matter is that openly welcoming and embracing Muslim immigrants into Europe is perhaps the best way to moderate the radical fringes of the Muslim population. Ostracizing the immigrant population or condemning their religious heritage will only cause further enmity and create more bitter radicals.”
Spreading Fear about the faith of Islam- who’s responsible, D. Mooney ( http://bipartreport.com/2009/05/spreading-fear-about-the-faith-of-islam-whos-responsible/ )
Scaremongering over Muslim demographics, Yusuf Smith ( http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2009/05/09/scaremongering_over_muslim_demographics )
First published 2/25/2011