10:49 GMT21 January 2021
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    The European Union is facing a massive refugee crisis, with an increasing number of undocumented asylum seekers entering the EU member countries.

    Europe is experiencing the most severe mass migration since World War II, when 14 million Germans left Prussia, Eastern Germany, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. The main difference is, however, that the migration process in the middle of the twentieth century lasted for two years, while the current influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East to Europe has no end in sight.

    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.

    According to Buchanan, Europe is gradually aging and dying while millions of people from other nations are coming to the continent and irrevocably altering its appearance.

    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.


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