Somewhat ironically and perhaps counter-intuitively Muslim immigrants in secular, enlightened countries often end up becoming *more* committed to their barbarism and backwardness than their counterparts in their home countries. In a place like Saudi Arabia, literally everyone is Muslim and the label is not really meaningful. Take a young Saudi man who doesn't think of himself as religious, put him in a strange place where he is othered and perhaps discriminated against for his beliefs and suddenly his religion becomes an important part of his identity. Doesn't always work that way but it sometimes does.
I don't see anything here which says that Muslims are migrating to France - I only see data for migrants of certain countries of origin, no data on their religious inclinations at all
So if we go ahead and assume that most of these migrants are Muslim, maybe what I should have been addressing is the seemingly sinister tone of the post - not that there are Muslims migrating to France but that "France is being 'Islamified'". To me, religion - especially Abrahamic flavoured religion - is abhorrent, but I wouldn't assume that anyone who moved near me had sinister motives simply based on the country they came from.
'Germany, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and France *xenophobic remark about a lot of Christians moving to Switzerland*' doesn't seem so acceptable, I'll bet?
Maybe I'm missing the point or have inferred the tone incorrectly
all this talk of birth rates, proportion of Muslims in France, and French culture being threatened etc, is absolutely ridiculous and also kinda sad.
just because there are many Muslims in France doesn't mean that they intend to (or can) change the country's politics or culture towards a more "Islamic" orientation, whatever that means.
a country changes its immigrants just as much as immigrants change a country. cultures change and evolve as they mix with each other, birth rates evolve, religions evolve. people have children with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds and the children then grow up to find their own cultural/religious identities and practices at the crossroads between the different parts of their heritage.
all this fear-mongering talk of France becoming "Islamic" is just racist and ignorant.
1. Proximity. Countries close to each other swap more immigrants.
2. Previous empires, occupations, and spheres of influence. flowing in both directions.
3. Cultural ties. Though this is often the same thing as 1 and/or 2, it can also mean a common religion or common language.
4. Population. Big countries with more people tend to produce more immigrants in other countries. If country A is farther away than country B, but also has 10x more people, the extra distance doesn't matter so much.
5. Economie s. Poor countries with bad job markets usually send workers to more prosperous countries.
6. Ease of immigration. Often affected by 1, 2, and 3. It can also have to do with common economic zones and political relationships.
7. Consider any anecdotal information you have, if you have any anecdotal or personal knowledge of historically large immigrant communities.
Do that and you shouldn't have to guess more than 2 or 3 max..
Technically, Taiwan is not even a different state. It is controversial, but I wouldn't include it in a quiz like this.