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Chuck Pinkey

July 2, 2013

The grass isn't always greener over in Europe

My wife and I were recently visited by old friends from Europe — Austria, to be exact. We met Peter and his lovely wife, Edda, years ago when he worked for the UN, and they bought acreage for summers in upstate New York.

Peter is a geologist, an author, and a screaming European socialist, but surprisingly, we are good friends. I’ve always admired his intelligence and his ability to separate science from politics. (That’s not an easy thing for a liberal.) 

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed Peter becoming somewhat disenchanted with the current goings-on in Europe. Seems my old friend laments the loss of European culture, the increase in drugs and violence, the establishment of Sharia law, and the European Union’s looming bankruptcy.

He tells us, “Aside from Istanbul, Berlin has the highest population of Turks of any city in the world. There are more Turks in Berlin than in Ankara, and unfortunately, in their communities, many they try to live by Sharia law and we have witnessed killings because individuals have brought shame upon their families.

“We have seen this in Vienna as well. They do not become German, French, Belgium, British or Austrian. It causes great trouble with the local population and police, and I’m afraid, as they produce five-to-seven offspring and Europeans have one or maybe two, that in a few generations, the rich cultures of Europe will be lost.

“Did you see that beheading of the British soldier by the Nigerian Muslim in London? I have seen such things in Africa while working for the UN and now, it is happening in England. A video was made of it and the killer stands there bragging about it with his hands drenched in blood. On the streets of London, it is unbelievable.

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