Englands demografiske tipping point
One in four British babies has a father born in a different country, figures released ahead of Father’s Day show.The report shows 171,000 – 24 per cent – of children born in England and Wales in 2011 had a foreign-born father.The main birthplace for foreign fathers is Pakistan, followed by Poland, India and Bangladesh.
When both mothers and fathers are taken into account, almost a third of all babies, 31 per cent, had at least one parent born abroad, according to the Office for National Statistics. This is a substantial rise on the figure in 2000, when just 21.2 per cent of babies had at least one non-British-born father or mother.
The statistics also show that some 131,288 children had two foreign-born parents – 18.1 per cent of the total number of births in 2011. The figures show that 64.9 per cent of babies born in London in 2011 had either one or two parents born outside the UK.David Green, from the centre-right think-tank Civitas, said earlier this year: ‘The irresponsible actions of the last government have played havoc with public services, leading to serious harm especially in the NHS, and serious harm in the schools system. ‘Maternity units are in crisis, there are huge pressures on school places, and housing is under even more pressure that it otherwise would have been.’One in four babies in Britain is born to a foreign father and nearly two thirds of newborns in London has at least one parent from overseas
Asylum seekers cost £1.5m a day
Behandlingen af én asylsag koster £14,500 = 126,280 DKK
BRITAIN’S SHAMBOLIC asylum system set taxpayers back more than £1.5million a day last year.The Home Office had to fork out £583million on 37,000 asylum claims, the Daily Express can reveal.Two out of three cases of people trying to stay in the UK were more than a year old and nearly 14,000 had waited at least three years, according to official figures. The money went on housing, cash support, legal bills and paperwork.
But the total does not include asylum seekers’ legal aid bills, the cash spent on them by councils or the cost of a backlog of hundreds of thousands of other migration cases. Campaigners yesterday condemned the huge cost of would-be refugees – roughly £14,500 per case. Express.
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Unemployment among ethnic minorities costs the economy almost £8.6 billion a year in benefits and lost revenue from taxes. Half of Muslim men and three quarters of Muslim women are unemployed. Telegraph.
Belgium to vote on implementation of sharia law
Recent reports say Brussels will have a Muslim majority by 2030, maybe sooner. There already is a Muslim political party – ‘Islam Party’ – that has won seats in Parliament from Muslim-majority areas. The stated goal of this party is: to create an Islamic state in Belgium based on Sharia law.
Philip Claeys, a Member of the European Parliament for Flanders with the Vlaams Belang, a Flemish nationalist party that is opposed to multiculturalism and further Muslim immigration, said: “It is very worrying to see what is happening. We see people with an Islamic background forming their own political party and demanding the introduction of Sharia law and an Islamic state in Belgium. Until now Muslim people mainly supported Socialist parties and other leftist parties. But now they feel confident enough to establish their own party.”
Claeys said he believes it is a “big problem” when people who move to Belgium do not respect the separation of Mosque and State, or the equality of men and women and the rule of law. He said: “We should put a stop to this mass immigration of people coming from outside Europe, mainly Islamic countries, of people who cannot and will not adapt to our way of living in Western Europe.”
The parliamentary initiative is in response to Lhoucine Aït Jeddig and Redouane Ahrouch, both from the fledgling Islam Party, who in October 2012 won seats in two heavily Islamized municipalities of Brussels, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Anderlecht, respectively.
During a post-election press conference in Brussels on October 25, the two councilors, who were officially sworn in on December 3, said they regard their election as key to the assertion of the Muslim community in Belgium.
Ahrouch said: “We are elected Islamists but above all we are Muslims. Islam is compatible with the laws of the Belgian people. As elected Muslims, we embrace the Koran and the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed. We believe Islam is a universal religion. Our presence on the town council will give us the opportunity to express ourselves,” said Ahrouch, who refuses to shake hands or make eye contact with females in public.
The Islam Party, which plans to field candidates in European-level elections in 2014, campaigned on three core issues: ensuring that halal [religiously permissible] meals are served in public school cafeterias, securing the official recognition of Muslim religious holidays, and pushing for a law that would legalize the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public spaces.
Ahrouch previously founded a political party called “Noor: Le Parti Islamique,” which promotes a 40-point program based on Sharia law. These points include, among other items: 7) abolishing interest payments [riba] in the Belgian banking sector; 10) redesigning the Belgian judiciary to comply with Islamic law; 11) restoring capital punishment; 12) prohibiting alcohol and cigarettes; 15) promoting teenage marriage; 16) segregating males and females in public spaces; 20) outlaw gambling and the lottery; and 39) creating an official Islamic alms fund [Zakat].
Ahrouch says that his ultimate goal — creating an Islamic state in Belgium based on Islamic Sharia law — has not changed.