posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 02:25 AM
Originally posted by BlackSatinDancer
They don't just start multiplying like rabbits and EXPLODE with a bunch of new little Muslims. Islam was ALREADY the largest world religion.
I was one who wrote abotu the population being part of the equation, and I was not refering to the world population
. I was talking about the
population of one country, France.
the swift changes in the demographic statistics of the Mediterranean region is also causing alarm in France and other countries of the northern
Mediterranean, such as Italy, Greece and Spain. According to the UN Mediterranean Blue Plan, published in Athens in 1987, in 1950 two-thirds of the
Mediterranean population were Europeans, belonging to the countries stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Bosphorus. But it is projected
that by the year 2025, the population will be exactly reversed. Ten years from now, the Mediterranean will be an Islamic, if not an Arab, sea. The
swift rise in the Muslim population has raised alarm among the European countries of the region, a concern that EC members have expressed repeatedly
in their meetings. Robert Fox, in an article in the Daily Telegraph (London), "The human time-bomb in the Mediterranean," has gone as far as making
a forecast of armed confrontation in the region within 20 years due to the shift in the population balance (Aziz, 1988).
LIke I've said, the world having a change in powerful religions from time to time sounds pretty expected to me, and there is a certain way that is
done- which is how Christianity did it, and how Islam will do it (Christians need to remember how their religion got where it is today!). I am not
religious, so ultimately whether it is one or the other in dominance is not of any importance to me. I believe Islam will eventually become more
moderate and less violent as it spreads out and becomes comfortable with it's new world power, the way Christianity did. But it will take many years,
perhaps a few centuries, just as it did for them.
My personal concern has been the violence we are experiencing in the mediterranean, which is random. The people who say "treat others with respect
and they will do the same for you" haven't been in this situation, I can only guess. When the young arabs decide to have a car burning fest, they do
not find out first who the cars belong to, for example.
Like I said, might be karma (France once colonized their countries), or maybe it is just the natural way things evolve.... But saying it is not
happening, denying reality, I cannot see any reason for that!