Over 800,000 migrants from conflict-torn countries of the Middle East and North Africa have arrived in the European Union since the beginning of 2015, according to the EU border agency Frontex.
“As long as Europe’s borders remain open, they will come. And the people who wish to come number not just in the millions but the tens and scores of millions,” journalist Patrick J. Buchanan wrote for the American Conservative.
Optimists cite the example of America, which was able to absorb the 15 million arrivals in the period from 1890 to 1920 during a "big wave of immigration." But unlike America, first, Europe has never experienced mass immigration; and second, those flooding the continent are unlikely to assimilate with the local population due to completely different culture and traditions they have grown up in.
“Those pouring into Europe are Arab, African, and Muslim, not European Christians or Jews. They come from other civilizations and cultures. And they are not all assimilating but rather creating enclaves in Europe that replicate the lands whence they came,” Buchanan wrote, adding that the mass influx of migrants to Europe poses an existential threat to the whole European civilization.
The journalist doubted that Europe will be able to remain Europe and survive the crisis if it will accept unlimited number of people of other races, religions and civilizations.