posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 11:21 AM
Western-European, to be specific dutchman, reporting in.
Like much of Europe, there are a decent amount of Muslims here in the Netherlands.
Primarily from Turkey and Morocco, but also various countries, such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries where war is or was going on, but
also various African and asian muslims, for example, from Ghana and Indonesia are here.
The Africans and asians tend to be people who work, and work hard, albeit minimum wage jobs, but if you're from a poor country and are motivated to
work, you'll work. Those of the Middle-east, cooks, merchants, but also various office jobs. I could look into the records to see how much crime and
unemployment there is per ethnic group, but I'd assume that it's the white population that tends to be involved in crimes more often, lately. While,
yes, there are crimes and exploitation of the welfare system amongst the middle eastern folk, it's the few news reports that make it seem so huge
while crime rates have gone down.
Welfare systems and prosperity are like honey. Wherever it's good and easy, people will trek to. This happened in the ancient times of Rome, this
happened during the industrial revolution in the west, this still happens to wherever things are good. No one likes leeches, but they're a part of
Want to get rid of them, try propagating how good life is at another end. Or even better, improve conditions in their home countries.