Multiculturalism, the “religion” of the European Union (EU) elites, enforced by many EU states through “diversity” programs, has begun to lose its luster. The recent elections in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Sicily, points to growing support for far-right, and nationalist parties. The growing trend of such parties as the Alternative for Germany, Austria’s People’s Party, and the Czech ANO Party, winning elections in recent months is fueled by the arrival of more than a million unassimilable migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
It has contributed to a huge jump in terrorist attacks, crime, and an economic burden on the host European states. The slow economic growth in most EU countries has put the squeeze on the native population. They are now compelled to compete for limited jobs and resources with migrants and refugees.
In the Czech Republic, Andrej Babis, a billionaire media mogul, who people like to compare to Donald Trump, has triumphed in the October 21, 2017 elections. He is against absorbing Middle Eastern migrants into the Czech Republic, and is opposed to multiculturalism, much like many European leaders who have admitted that multiculturalism in Europe has failed.
Babis’ anti-establishment, and anti-EU, ANO party won 29.64% of the vote, (projected to have 78 seats) replacing as the top party the center-left Czech Social-Democratic party that garnered only 7.27% of the parliamentary vote.
In Austria, where legislative elections were held on October 15, 2017, Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (OVP) and the youngest government leader in Europe, garnered 31.6% of the vote. A confirmed Eurosceptic, he won the election and will become its next Chancellor of Austria. U.K.’s Sunday Expressheadline on October 16, 2017 was, “Eurosceptic Sebastian Kurz declares Victory in Nightmare for EU.”
Kurz and his party are tough on immigration and easy on taxes. As part of the previous government, Kurz backed a recent law that imposed a ban on Muslim women wearing Burkas. He also pledged to do away with welfare payments to refugees.
The National Council of the Austrian Parliament’s 183 seats is projected to have 61 representatives from the OVP (People’s Party), a gain of 14 from the previous elections. The FPO (Freedom Party) will be represented by 51 members, a gain of 11, and the SPO (Social Democrats) has lost 3 seats and will have 49 seats in the new national Council according to OE24 polling.
According to the Sunday Express “The stunning result will come as a crushing blow to the EU and essentially a strong vote against liberal politics pedaled by France and Germany.”
In September, 2017, Germany’s anti-Islamic immigrants party, Alternatives fur Deutschland (AfD) received 13% of the vote in the federal elections to the Bundestag. It was a clear rebuke of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies. In Sicily earlier this month, another right-of-center party won the regional elections. The New York Times reported that, “Berlusconi’s candidate, Nello Musumeci, the candidate of a coalition of center-right parties for governor of Sicily, won with 39% of the vote, while the Five Star Movement’s Giancarlo Cancelleri, took nearly 35%. The anti-establishment movement ran on its own, becoming the island’s leading party.”
It appears President Trump, having warned that Sweden's huge intake of refugees would lead to "problems like they never thought possible," has been vindicated.
A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.
A recent surge in stabbings and knife-related violence across Germany is drawing renewed attention to the deteriorating security situation there since Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to allow in more than a million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In recent months, people armed with knives, axes and machetes have brought devastation to all of Germany's 16 federal states. Knives have been used not only not only to carry out jihadist attacks, but also to commit homicides, robberies, home invasions, sexual assaults, honor killings and many other types of violent crime.
A search of German police blotters, however, indicates that 2017 is on track to become a record year for stabbings and knife crimes: Police reported more than 3,500 knife-related crimes between January and October 2017, compared to around 4,000 reported crimes during all of 2016 - and only 300 in 2007. Overall, during the past ten years, knife-related crimes in Germany have increased by more than 1,200%.
French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous.
It is widely believed Angela Merkel would not want another election out of fear the AfD could gain even more strength. However, absent of a coalition, that only leaves the alternative option of trying to govern from a minority position. If attempted, this would make Merkel the weakest governing authority in decades, and any policy advancement would be subject to blockage by the opposing parties.
After Sunday night's shocking failure by Merkel to from a government (triggered by the Free Democrats walking out due to irreconcilable differences on refugee policy, energy policy and tax policy) the FT was quick to conclude that "Merkel faces worst political crisis of her career." And while Merkel is certainly in hot water, a more appropriate question is what's next for Germany.