CHARLOTTE, NC, January 22, 2018.: When the Muslim migrant project from the Middle East was pitched to European countries over fifteen months ago, the claims were based on compassion. Also cited was the benefits of replacing workers in the aging populations on the continent.
The reality of those promises, however, was completely different and grossly exaggerated. Had the projections been accurate and successful, enough time has elapsed by now that there would have been thousands of gainfully employed migrant workers.
And there is not.
Muslim refugees in Europe lack basic skills
What has happened instead is that Europeans have learned that their fresh supply of newfound manpower does not possess the skills or the education to compete for jobs in the work-forces they are supposed to replace.
A staggering statistic according to the January 20, 2018, an article in the “Voice of Europe” shows that “even refugees with a university degree have an IQ of only 93.”
Professor of Psychology Heiner Rindermann, already caused a minor controversy when he stated in Oktober 2015 that refugees (migrants) have a lower average intelligence than Germans and gave evidence for his claim.
According to his study, refugees with university degrees had an average IQ of 93 in mathematical and abstract tasks; the same skill level as indigenous high school students.
As a result, Professor Rindermann wrote in German magazine Focus:
“The majority of immigrants from South-eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa do not have a high qualification profile.”
Rindermann went on to claim that the often cited “language problem” is only partly to blame for this discrepancy and more important are weaknesses in basic skills. He adds that the problem is exacerbated by the “more frequent consanguineous marriages (i.e. first cousin marriages) in Muslim communities and in Africa with [their]corresponding impairments”.
Three countries, Germany with an IQ ranking of 99, the Netherlands with an IQ of 100 and Switzerland with an IQ of 101, are prime examples of the problems. While Germany and the Netherlands have been frequent topics of discussion, Switzerland, though neutral in its international philosophy, is a surprise when it comes to the influx of Muslims refugees.
Without a desire to assimilate, learn the language and become a part of their new home, preferring to retain conquerer status, the chances for jobs and independent life greatly reduce.
Only one in twenty Muslim refugees in Hamburg have jobs
In Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, a recent sampling of 1,067 migrants showed that only 20 of the respondents had jobs.
As such, with a dire shortage of skilled workers and the growing need for thousands of well-trained new employees, the transition process is draining millions of euros from Hamburg’s taxpayer base.
Muslim refugee workers in Germany
One study conducted by the German institute Prognos estimates that by 2030 the country could have a shortfall of three million suitable workers.
“Breitbart News” reports the German Federal Employment Agency now admits that 74 percent of the Muslim migrants in Germany have no qualifications other than the ability to do low paying menial labor jobs.
Just fifteen months ago, lawmakers assured the German public that most of the refugees were capable of easy transitions to highly skilled positions that are desperately in need of being filled.
Dutch Muslim Refugees
Dutch municipalities with budgetary problems are increasing daily thanks to 15 months of social security benefits being paid out to 90 percent of the refugee population with no end in sight. In some areas, the number is even higher.
Rotterdam, for example, doles out assistance to 95 percent of its migrants.
Swiss Muslim Refugees
In Switzerland, more than 25,000 refugees and over 55,000 asylum seekers comprise 35 percent of the welfare recipients in the country. On average 85.8 percent of refugees and 88.4 percent of asylum seekers received benefits last year.
Perhaps more telling is that Switzerland, which is hugely multilingual, has a high percentage of migrants who have insufficient language skills. Further complicating the situation is invalid qualifications for employment and/or poor health.
Professor of Psychology Heiner Rindermann stirred the pot of controversy slightly in October of last year when he raised the subject of migrant intelligence being sub-par.
Rindermann also added that language problems are only partly to blame.
Rindermann cites weaknesses in basic labor skills which exacerbate by the “more frequent consanguineous marriages (i.e. first cousin marriages) in Muslim communities and in Africa with (their) corresponding impairments.”
Writing in the German magazine “Focus” Rindermann offended many liberals and members of the media with his conclusion that,
“The majority of immigrants from South-eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa do not have a high qualification profile.
“These people will master the technical and cultural complexity of a modern country less successfully and risk making more cognitive errors in daily life.”
Meanwhile, in the United States, the government is shut down due to a stalemate in its own immigration policies. Possibly our political leaders need to learn from the Muslim refugees in Europe.
With Christmas less than a month in the past, one has to wonder how the “three wise men” always seem to vanish when we need them the most.
About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award-winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people, and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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