Is Europe’s Migrant Crisis Back?

Over half a million migrants applied for asylum within the European Union in the first half of this year. That’s up nearly 30 percent compared to the year before. It’s the highest for that time period since the migrant crisis of 2014 to 2016.

Once again, Germany is bearing a heavy load. Thirty percent of all applications went to Germany—more than any other country by far. Thirteen percent of all applications are from Syria; 11 percent are from Afghanistan. Add in migrants from Turkey, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Morocco and Egypt, and nearly half of these migrants come from locations across the broader Middle East.

The Ivory Coast and Guinea in Western Africa both had big boosts in asylum applications. The numbers from the Ivory Coast doubled, while Guinea’s rose 60 percent. With coups and unrest across North Africa, expect migrations from this region to surge.

2015 and 2016 rocked Europe. It brought the Alternative für Deutschland from a small, almost nerdy, economics-focused party into a mass movement. It propelled the successor to the World War ii-era fascist party into power in Italy, and it led to a whole generation of politicians who model themselves after Benito Mussolini.

What will happen if we have another migration crisis? Where will things go from here?

I want to be clear: Mass migration causes serious problems. Mainstream parties refuse to talk about these problems. People are not racist or bigoted for being concerned about this.

Mainstream parties refusing to deal with this crisis is forcing people to the fringe. They embraced some pretty extreme parties in 2016. It could get even more extreme now.

Indeed, this is exactly what we’ve forecast for years. Our booklet A Strong German Leader Is Imminent goes through some basic Bible prophecies showing that Germany will soon embrace a new style of undemocratic, strongman rule. A new migrant crisis is exactly the sort of thing to bring that about.