I think the crises are based on the fact that Europe is historically a very hostile place. They aren't rioting because of immigrants. They're rioting because it's Europe. Look at Greece. The National Schism , The Greek Civil War Of 1946-1949 , The Greek Military Junta of 1964-74. Immigration is just another scapegoat for the underlying problems that plague that region. It's sort of insulting that The Middle East is seen as the hotbed of violence when we've had two world wars and both of them started in Europe. Europe , quite frankly , is a mess. It's always been a mess , since the days of Julius Caesars marching across the alps.
I never said that anyone was rioting over immigrants. I just claim that there will be violence if cultural tensions keep rising. As for Europe historically being a hostile place, that is only a half truth. The problem in Europe is mostly based on the fact that there are so many diverse cultures and ideologies packed into an area that is smaller than most other continents or subdivisions. No matter how you cut it, Europe is composed of countless countries, many of which are smaller than those in, for example, Asia, and somehow manage to have more voices and opinions at the same time; each happy to exclaim it over the ether.
I disagree strongly with your assessment that the Middle East is somehow less violent than Europe. Yes, we have had World Wars (in which nations from other continents happily partook as well, but let us leave that aside), but the reputation of being violent does not come from warfare. Open war in the Middle East has been relatively non-existent (save for those the US and the like have engaged in) for a while now, but make no mistake that before about 1800, and especially when the Ottoman Empire was rising, there was a lot of war and a lot of strife in those regions. Regardless, the reputation stems from clan and tribal conflicts, which are nearly constant. Many civilians in the Middle East have to fear for the day another civil war breaks out, because the possibility is always there. Just like in many African countries, peace it only somewhat kept because the rulers dictate law with an iron fist, but at the same time, dissidents are everywhere. Need I point out the constant bloodshed between Sunni and Shiite?
As for Europe being a mess... How? In what way? That's a very vague statement to make.
The French Revolution didn't happen because Muslims tried to institute Sharia Law. People are looking at this through modern eyes way to much. Look at the history of the region and the countries in turmoil. They have long histories of tension within their borders.
The Spanish Civil War Of The 1930s and The Dictatorship of Francisco Franco didn't have anything to do with immigration. It had to do with Franco trying to keep the Old Ways and returning control of Spain back to the Monarchy.
No one here stated that every conflict in history has to do with immigration and I also did not claim we were going to have some kind of revolution or civil war because some Muslims would like the Sharia Law. So I have no idea why you bring this up.
Does Immigration help stabilize the region? No. But guess what? Nothing is going to help stabilize the region. Greece has been fighting since the days of Alexander The Great and Gelo. Keeping Greece Greek isn't going to be able to erase the history and the problems that that history generates within Greece.
I did not mention Greek on the subject of immigration, I had already changed over to the economical woes Europe has been unprepared for because of their short-term thinking. Of course wars and conflict are fought over a wide variety of reasons, which almost never include ethnicity (although it can be used to justify things towards the people, if necessary). It's almost always money and power, that goes without saying. No one implied anything differently.
It's just as ridiculous as people who are anti-immigration in america. What is deportation going to do? Is it going to fix our debt? No. Will it make an impact on our debt?Maybe but it's not going to put us in the black. Is it going to fix our problems with gay marriage and gun control? No. Then what good is it? What is it going to do? Other then get rid of people some people don't like.
I didn't say I was anti-immigration, though. I'm merely making the point that there is a problem when you let in more people than your country can actually support. Immigration can be a significant boon, culturally and economically, but one needs to keep it under control, especially if you're a tiny country like Belgium that already has the highest population density in Europe and perhaps the West as a whole (I cannot recall where we ranked there). We -cannot- physically and economically support the amount of people that have been flooding in, which is why our social security system is strained to the limit, almost unaffordable and is one of the hot button issues right now: what do we do when the money runs out? They can't raise taxes anymore, because the middle class is already taxed to the limit. They don't have any private property to sell for a quick buck because our idiot government from roughly 12 years ago already sold everything they owned to afford their business trips. Do you understand the difference there? Here, in Belgium, it is a major contributing factor to the national debt. And since I was speaking only about Belgium on the subject of immigration, I fail to see what the US has to do with it.
Immigration and deportation is just a waste of time. Who cares? It doesn't matter. It doesn't do anything. It's just an empty talking point for political pundits.
I firmly disagree. While deportation must be something done on a case-by-case, which is rarely done, it is a very important matter when one regards the way a country works bureaucratically. A lot of people sneak over the borders here in Belgium, for example. They end up on the street, or living off of Social Security because assimilation isn't properly implemented and these people, who were promised every by robbing bastards who took their savings and shoved them in a car off to Europe, cannot find work because they don't speak the language or have any skills they need for it. Heck, my wife is from England and cannot even find work easily despite speaking English and having a working knowledge of Dutch already. Imagine the situation for someone who only speaks Chinese, for example. If people enter through legal means, these cases are caught much earlier and one can make decisions on whether or not to allow them through or not, especially in case they are criminals (I'm not saying immigrants are, but it's naive to think only nice people want to come here).
Don't forget that Deportation is, at least here, almost always applied only in the case of people who illegally came over to the country and purposefully (whether they knew it or not) bypassed the normal channels. In those cases, what are you supposed to do? These people have no documents, nowhere to go, social housing for them are already at capacity and there's no money available to expand, food has become very expensive and even people that do have jobs are struggling to pay those bills. I can go on.
Of course it won't help with Gun Control and Gay Marriage, what does that even have to do with anything? Deportation is a matter related to immigration, not national security or social law.