As we were drinking beer and discussing our friends and planning our trip up to the space center, I brought up the European immigration crisis. My friend, who is the well-educated liberal son of a college history instructor and a software programmer, seemed indifferent to the likely consequences of the forced insertion of additional millions of devout Muslims within the European home.
This was my response to that question in an email:
I have to say, tho - switching gears - that I was a little surprised at your seeming indifference to the European immigration crisis. This is, in fact, the very biggest story coming out of Europe probably in decades. You should not underestimate the significance of this mass movement of people, the biggest since World War II.
Europe is changing and now it is going to change considerably more within the coming years... and not for the better.
The introduction of millions of hard-line, conservative, fundamentalist Muslims onto the continent will change the nature of European society.
These migrants are not leaving the Middle East.
They are bringing the Middle East with them.
Majorities are not the least bit interested in democracy, rights for women, or rights for Gay people, and we must not take such liberties for granted.
Of course, the very last thing in this world that they care about is the well-being of Jewish people who, in percentiles according to polling data, they hold in contempt with percentages above the 80th percentile.
Jews are drizzling out of Europe as Arab-Muslims are pouring in and pouring their scorn upon the Jews that remain.
When you see Europe in 2025, it is going to be an exceedingly different place.
And, yet again, it will not be friendly to the Jewish people.