Why has Donald Trump been setting attendance records at his huge political rallies? Perhaps because Mr. Trump is the only candidate in the 2016 presidential race who is willing to come out and address the threatening issue of Muslim/radical Islam front and center. Europe and America face no bigger threat than radical Islam, and Americans are rallying around Donald Trump as the candidate who is addressing their fears.
Americans who have not traveled to Europe in recent years perhaps can be excused for not fully understanding the urgency of today’s terrifying immigration issue. The phrase “Taharrush Gamea” may mean little to Americans, but all over Europe, it is a different matter. Here the Spectator (UK based) explains that “Taharrush Gamea” is a phenomenon of the Arab world where gangs of young men encircle, grope, and in some cases sexually assault women at large public gatherings. The Spectator discusses attacks in Cologne, Germany, by North African and Arab men and goes into length regarding similar problems in Sweden as well as in Finland.
Police officers in Stockholm are instructed not to reveal the ethnicity or nationality of any suspects lest they be accused of racism. The Sweden Democrats are the anti-immigration populist force in Sweden-no longer a fringe element but the third-largest party after the election of 2014. Opinion polls suggest they are growing ever stronger. They are reviled by all other parties who try to fight hem by rejecting their every claim as baseless. As a result, immigration cannot be discussed frankly in Sweden. If you mention anything negative about refugees or immigration, you’re accused of playing into the hands of the reviled far-right. A result, even legitimate concerns are silenced or labeled xenophobic. The recent migration crisis has changed this only slightly.
Who among today’s American presidential hopefuls seems to fully understand the urgency of the North African, Arab immigration crisis and is willing to confront the crisis first hand? The clear answer is Donald Trump.