US President Donald J. Trump tends to state what many in the world are saying but few are willing publicly to express:
“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad,” he recently said. Standing next to UK Prime Minister Teresa May, he stated his conviction that European immigration policies are changing the “fabric of Europe” and destroying European culture.
It is a warning. Europe, in fact, is being flooded with millions of migrants, often from cultures that are openly anti-democratic.
Moreover, some Muslim leaders are encouraging immigrants to resist assimilation into European cultures. Such deliberate non-assimilation has created cultural clashes across Europe.
The reality is that fundamentalist Islamic cultures are, in many ways, at odds with secular Western values.
Regarding NATO, today’s flood of immigrants may well eventually try to transform the heart of values and goals – “to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security by political and military means” — that brought the NATO nations together in the first place.