The sometimes erratic Ralph Peters muses aloud about a prospect that has crossed my mind—that Europe might some day simply expel its Muslim population. Despite the ferocious history Peters lays out, I doubt todays Europeans have the stomach for it: nihilist multiculturalism—what Malcom Muggeridge called liberalisms death wish—is simply too deeply ingrained in Europe today. But still. . .
Peters does make the important point that Muslims in America have the prospect of assimilation, of participating in the American Dream:
American Muslims have a higher income level than our national average. We hear about the handful of rabble-rousers, but more of our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslims are doctors, professors and entrepreneurs. And the American dream is still alive and well, thanks: Even the newest taxi driver stumbling over his English grammar knows he can truly become an American. But European Muslims cant become French or Dutch or Italian or German. Even if they qualify for a passport, they remain second-class citizens. On a good day.
Then there is this deliciously ironic prospect: "I have no difficulty imagining a scenario in which U.S. Navy ships are at anchor and U.S. Marines have gone ashore at Brest, Bremerhaven or Bari to guarantee the safe evacuation of Europes Muslims. After all, we were the only ones to do anything about the slaughter of Muslims in the Balkans."