A reader in Portugal sends the following account of a sudden acceleration in the Islamization of his country:
My name is David. I am a Portuguese living in the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. I am writing because something is happening in this western point of Europe, and no one seems to be paying attention, including the Portuguese.
Lisbon has one mosque (near Praça de Espanha); it will build a second one this year in Mouraria. Who will pay this new mosque, which will cost about €3 million? Public money of the Lisbon municipality. Source (in Portuguese)
But why? Why is public money going to new religious sites, and not hospitals, schools, transportation? Why is the president of the city of Lisbon publicly supporting this construction with Lisbon’s money? No one is asking these questions in the Portuguese mass media, and even our right-wing Catholic politicians remain silent.
Simultaneously, something happened this month to our immigration laws. Now it is much easier to obtain a legal permit to stay in Portugal (Sweden-style, basically). In just one week since the law went into effect, we have 1300% more immigration requests per week compared with the previous law: 4,037 permits in a single week! Source (in Portuguese)
Who are we accepting? We are just ten million people; we can’t have this influx with no consequences. Are all these events somehow connected? The politicians remain silent, as also the media. I have the feeling Portugal is being transformed in a “rough state”, a “spear tip” of something much larger than ourselves.