Soeren Kern is a distinguished senior fellow of the Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank dedicated to educating the public about the institutions of democracy and the rule of law, human rights, a free and strong economy, a military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world, energy independence and ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech. Soeren is also a senior analyst for transatlantic relations at the Strategic Studies Group. He specializes in European politics as well as U.S. and European defense and security related issues. He is a regular commentator about European politics and transatlantic relations. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany.
According to Soeren, the rise of Islam has been taking place for at least the last 20-30 years. After WWII there was a shortage of men, so the German and other European governments felt they needed to bring in migrants to run factories and rebuild the economy. North African Muslims were brought in and in Germany's case, many were from Turkey.
With the recent chaos in Syria and Iraq, Soeren believes there's been a fast-track Islamization of Germany and Europe. Germany's current Muslim population stands at just over 6 million or approximately 7.5% of their overall population. They allowed 1.1 million migrants, mostly Muslims, into the country in 2015. At least another 300,000 to possibly 350,000 migrants entered in 2016 and he feels these numbers will continue indefinitely. One German scholar has estimated that the Muslim population in Germany could skyrocket to 20 million (about 20-25% of the total population) by the end of this decade.
What's of concern is that while the majority of people fleeing the Middle East are Muslim, many of the migrants are posing as refugees from Syria. However, many of them are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa and are trying to take advantage of the chaos in the Middle East. They destroy their passports or birth certificates before entering Germany. This means the authorities don't know who they are or where they're from which makes it very difficult to deport them because authorities don't know where to deport them to.
Soeren also noted the political correctness and multi-culturalism in Germany that is preventing race or religious discussion. This is due to what happened during the holocaust. So he sees a sort of willful blindness taking place concerning this mass migration into Germany of people from the Muslim world, many of whom cannot be integrated or assimilated.
The danger in all of this is that the more Muslims that are in a country, the more assertive they become for their rights, particularly their Sharia rights. At a certain point they will begin to assert Sharia not only upon other Muslims but on non-Muslims as well who dare to enter their neighborhoods.
This program is packed with information and as it moved along, Soeren commented on the following:
--What are Muslim 'no-go zones' and how are they implemented?
--How have Sharia courts proliferated in Germany?
--Is Germany tolerating the Muslim traditions of polygamy and child marriage?
--How is Germany handling the migrant rape epidemic and rising crime?
--Where does the major media in Germany stand on the mass migration issue?
--How have German businesses and schools been affected?
--Does the U.S. really have a choice as to what immigrants come here?
--What is the spiritual takeaway from all of this?
--Is this something Germany can recover from?