Muslims will ‘very soon’ outnumber practising Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister claimed yesterday.
Koen Geens, the justice minister, told the European Parliament the continent ‘does not realise this, but this is the reality’.
At a hearing by MEPs into the Brussels attacks, the Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon added that ‘the worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam’.
The remarks follow claims by Mr Jambon in the wake of the suicide bombings that ‘a significant section of the Muslim community danced when attacks took place’.
Speaking before the Parliament’s justice and home affairs committee yesterday, Mr Koens said the EU needed to realise a shift in population was taking place.
‘In Europe, very shortly we’re soon going to have more practising Muslims than practising Christians,’ he said.
‘That is not because there are too many Muslims, it is because Christian are generally less practising.
‘Europe does not realise this, but this is the reality. [965 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 3649 votes] Then why do they erode Christian beliefs while protecting the immigrants? Time to start repatriation. They passed laws to stop Christians wearing their symbols of belief but allowed Burqas, and for them to pray 5 times a day and build prayer rooms for them. Time to start to put our values and culture first.
[2ND 3124] I don’t want to be a Muslim country! I did not choose to move to a Muslim country!! Previous generations fought for standards above Islam! Wonder if Muslims will be as accommodating to other faiths if they are a majority in Europe ?
[3RD 2069] Don’t worry, there will be more atheists than Christians and Muslims combined and we’re not going to put up with religious tolerance for much longer. [Daily Mail] Read more