January 4, 2007
Among the advantages the Islamo-fascists have – in addition to sensitivity training for airport security people in the U.S. and the unwillingness of many to point out their real objectives – is demographics. While much of the West has one child, or none and aborts millions, Muslims are having large numbers of children.
Here in Europe, things have gotten so bad that some governments are paying women to have babies. In Britain, every new-born receives an “endowment” at birth: 250 pounds, about $500, for most children, and twice that for low-income families. It’s invested until the child is 18.
The French give parents three years of paid leave with job protection, universal pre-school starting at age three, subsidized daycare before that, stipends for in-home nannies and monthly childcare allowances that increase with the number of children.
Russia and South Korea have similar program. China pays parents in rural areas who have no more than one son or two daughters. It doesn’t take a mathematician to see how this demographic imbalance will play out. We’re losing the demographic war to the Muslims.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.