There are at least two reasons why Europe and Islam are headed for a collision aside from terrorist attacks.
Birth rates in Europe, even in Roman Catholic Italy, are declining sharply.
The drop has been so pronounced some countries populations could begin falling.
Madrid-based consultant Alejandro MacarrónLarumbe, author of , says today’s decline is “almost all about a change in values.”
Women do not need a big family to help them through aging. They are better-educated, better off financially, and have easy access to contraception and even abortion.
The European exception to declining birth dates is among the Muslim population. A the basic principle of Mohammed’s Islam is high birth rates will led to overcrowding and immigration, helping spread the message.
“Fecundism (word derived from fecundity) is the politics of willfully promoting high birth rate among a group for the sake of enlarging its numbers related to other groups and, consequently, its political influence.”
The technique was used in the past by other churches, including Mormons and Roman Catholics.
“Fecundism: is the politics of willfully promoting high birth rate among the group for the sake of enlarging its numbers related to other groups and, consequently, its political influence,” according to Wikipedia.
This poses a grave threat to European civilization, unless Muslim women themselves decide to avail themselves of the many contraception methods.
Built into Islamic law is the right of a husband to beat a wife who refuses to provide children. Again, honor code beatings and killings are not ignored in Europe.
A second conflict is the Muslim belief that only Mohammed is God, and that there can be no changes in his teachings.
But the battle will be not so much between Islam and Christianity, and other European religions.
Just as Europe has abandoned large families, many in Europe have abandoned religion entirely. Having thrown off the yoke of Christian churches, Europeans are unlikely to embrace Islam, whose strict rules make modern Catholicism like a garden.
Will younger Muslims accept the brutality of Sharia Law, imposed on them by a religion that allows men four wives.
Writer Hanna Rosin, in “The End of Men,” says women are not only gaining on men but surpassing them in many arenas. A religion that makes them second class citizens is likely to collapse.
It won’t be from drones or airstrikes. Islam could easily split into two or more branches, such as the schmism that broke apart the eastern and western branches of Roman Catholicism.