|It is all but impossible to escape the blanket news coverage devoted to the Covid-19 outbreak at the moment. This is indeed a serious situation, especially for the immunocompromised, who are disproportionally likely to be significantly affected. Still, this too shall pass. Ways to deal with the disease will be discovered and it will soon be classed among other historic pandemics.
There is, however, another news story unfolding in the background. A story partially obscured by the obsessive focus on the Corona virus. Turkey’s President Erdogan has essentially opened the way for ‘migrants’ to make their way to Greece unhindered. In fact, there is strong evidence that the Turkish government is actively aiding what amounts to an invasion by shipping people to its border with Greece. There is talk of millions of people eventually making the move.
We will, of course, hear the usual politically correct platitudes about all the ‘enrichment’ that is heading Europe’s way. We will see ‘Refugees Welcome’ signs being waved by people who will never have to deal with the sharp end of the seemingly irreversible changes happening in working class neighborhoods across Europe as they are slowly being colonised by the Islamic ummah.
What we are likely never to hear is any sort of reflection on the clear and indisputable links between migration and jihad. It is, however, almost certain that there are at least some people in the crowds pressing against Europe’s borders who are not merely there to look for a ‘better life’.
According to the Qur’an emigration and ‘jihad in the cause of Allah’ were two sides of the same coin for the earliest Muslims. This gives modern Muslims a strong example to follow. In fact, the Quran states that “Those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah – those expect the mercy of Allah” (Qur’an 2:281)
Also: “Indeed, those who have believed and emigrated and fought with their wealth and lives in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided – they are allies of one another.” (Qur’an 8: 72)
So when we see images of thousands of Muslim people demanding to be let into Europe, we have to assume that at least some of them see this as only the first part of the process (i.e. migration) while hoping to eventually getting round to the second part ‘Fighting in the Cause of Allah’. Our politicians may say that only a ‘tiny minority’ think this way. This is a very weak argument.
To give but one example. Germany took in 1 million Muslim migrants during 2015. Even if only 1% of them take the Qur’an’s teaching on migration and jihad seriously that still leaves 10,000 people who will fight with all their might to bring Germany under the sway of the teachings of the ‘prophet’. Letting in a similar amount this year will double the amount of Allah’s soldiers (by adding the equivalent of four more brigades) in Europe. They will be there long after the Corona virus has subsided.
Is that really a risk worth taking?