Once upon a time, Canada's Leading Asshole Mark Steyn warned us about how we were going to inexorably be overwhelmed by those nefariously baby-making swarthy people:
In 1970, the developed world had twice as big a share of the global population as the Muslim world: 30% to 15%. By 2000, they were the same: each had about 20%.
And by 2020?
So the world's people are a lot more Islamic than they were back then and a lot less "Western." Europe is significantly more Islamic, having taken in during that period some 20 million Muslims (officially)--or the equivalents of the populations of four European Union countries (Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Estonia). Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the West: In the U.K., more Muslims than Christians attend religious services each week.
Can these trends continue for another 30 years without having consequences? Europe by the end of this century will be a continent after the neutron bomb: The grand buildings will still be standing, but the people who built them will be gone. We are living through a remarkable period: the self-extinction of the races who, for good or ill, shaped the modern world.
Well, thanks, Mark, but we have a similar issue we're grappling with already:
There. I just saved you any future trips to Kate McMillan's comments section. You'll thank me some day. Once the dry heaves subside.