Sunday, November 12, 2006

Exodus And Refugees

Often in the leadup to wars, people will flee their homeland to go to America or some other friendly capitalist nation with a stable culture. I must say, it is strange to find that Dutch and German people are now fleeing their respective countries:

In the first nine months of this year, almost 100,000 people left the Netherlands to settle elsewhere, 12,000 more than the same period last year. […] The net effect means the Dutch population was reduced in the 2004-06 period by 75,000. In the preceding three years, there was a positive net migration of 75,000. Despite the dramatic reversal, the number of immigrants is also on the increase.


A quote from the German weekly Der Spiegel, 10 November 2006
Faced with poor job prospects, high taxes and an intrusive bureaucracy, more and more Germans are choosing to emigrate. Most of those who leave, though, are highly qualified – which could mean devastating economic consequences. [...] They are fed up with living in a country where all opportunities already seem to be taken: opportunities to succeed in one’s career, to own property and to achieve prosperity.

Of course, these people will not be called political refugees, even though that is what they are.

Now, I have really amazing news for you. In merry ole' England, it seems, perhaps, many young Muslims are starting to realize it might also be time for them to leave. Here are some typical quotes from an Islamic internet forum:

I've been having a lot of debates and arguments with non Muslim colleagues and acqaintances about what Islam says, doesn't say, stands for, human rights abuses etc etc for months and months now..actually for the alast few years. And I have finally finally reached the end of my tether.The hostility that I've found many non Muslims have these days towards Islam and Muslims is suffocating. I'm so sick of it that I am starting to consciously withdraw away from non Muslims.(Imaan - activist)

Yep, well if it continues, it is going to get worse. As people like George Galloway, Ken Livingstone and others begin to retire (like tony ben), we will see few checks and balances. You need to ask yourself, how are you preparing for once the non muslim supporters of muslims begin to get smaller and eventually disappear.Quite a lot of people are thinking of exit strategy. In 10 years time from now.... will you still be living in this country? Will there be laws preventing you from repatriating your wealth? If the average muslim family is 4 people, the wealth per family 250k. thats minimum 400,000 households. If we all got up and left.... thats a lot of money gone from the country. in GBP terms 100,000,000,000 or 100 Billion. Maybe some will stay. I reckon half will leave so 50 Billion leaves the UK. That is a lot for a country to lose out. Forget the cost due to having to replace certain areas of the economy.I am already thinking of buying some prime land in Gawadar. If I were to sell up now, I could have a nice house and never have to work again [This bloke hasn't considered how much that wealth would be reduced by 400K houses on the market all at the same time, or even at a steadily increasing drip. the first few would go home wealthy - after that?](Ammaad - veteran campaigner)

Maybe our parents' generation were on the right track after all, working hard to make sure they had lands and house back "home" just in case this country kicked us out. We used to laugh at them but day by day it's starting to hit home that they do know what they're talking about after all!(Salaam)

You wanna bet that when these jokers leave, they will be considered political refugees.