Whereas two out of three Danes were found to be in favor of limiting Muslim immigration in a recent poll, the reality seems to be telling a different story, Ulrik Høy argued. According to him, the thousands of migrants who were taken in by the European nations at the height of the migrant crisis will in fact never be returned. Despite recently introduced legal constraints, the political will to reverse the migrant flows is absent.
According to Høy, EU heavyweight Germany is still a role model for the European nations, including Denmark. As long as Angela Merkel virtually lets the million migrants who swarmed Germany in the autumn of 2015 be, it will serve as an act to follow for Liberal-ruled Denmark, which Høy somewhat disparagingly called an "echo chamber."
In Høy's vision, Denmark anno 2032 is a de-facto multiethnic, multicultural and multiconfessional nation struggling to find balance. With the demographic reality of prolific Muslims outnumbering ethnic Danes, the perspective of a Muslim takeover is neither odd nor politically unnatural, Høy argued.
The proportion of babies born to immigrant parents is steadily rising in Denmark, peaking at over a fifth in 2016. By contrast, ethnic Danes also have a much lower fertility rate of only 1.7 births per woman, compared to the "new Danes."
The percentage of Muslims in Denmark remains a matter of debate, with some estimates going as far as 5 percent of Denmark's population of 5.6 million. It is undisputed, though, that both the number and the percentage of Muslims are steadily rising. In recent decades, Denmark experienced bitter encounters with radical Islam, manifested, among others by Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international organization working to establish sharia law.
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