Speaking at a conference on religion and migration yesterday, the Roman Catholic archbishops of Prague and Bratislava issued a frank warning yesterday that a flood of immigrants can pose dangers to society, and a surge in Islamic immigration raises special concerns.
Most Rev. Dominik Duka, Archbishop of Prague, said, "If there is migration that is unprepared and without any prospects, the whole society may disintegrate." He said that immigration must be subject to reasonable controls, which would "take into account not only the well-being of the afflicted, but we also necessarily protect the population of the host countries."
"The experience and current state of immigration in Western European countries are a sort of warning," the prelate added. "This is not any problem of the past five years, this is a problem of several decades." The Chairman of the Czech Bishopric Conference went on to say that "throughout the history of mankind, unregulated migration invariably brought violence, wars and an economic, cultural and social downfall."
Most Rev. Stanislaw Zvolensky, Archbishop of Bratislava, added a special concern about the massive influx of Muslim immigrants, noting the number of terrorist attacks by groups claiming Islamic motivation. "The facts can logically result in the conclusion that the bigger the Muslim community, the higher the likelihood of violent acts."
The prelate added that the influx of refugees was likely to affect Europe. "The arrival of thousands of migrants from the Muslim world can basically alter our civilization," he said. "We may not sustain the encounter primarily for demographic and cultural reasons in the course of decades." The countries of Western civilization had Christian roots, he explained, but the influence of Christianity on Western culture and society is on the wane.
Source: "Prague archbishop warns of uncontrolled migration", Prague Daily Monitor, 22/2/17. Walt's emphasis.
Further reading: "There Can Be No Living Together", by Jim Goad, Taki's Magazine, 20/2/17.