Jerry Boykin: ‘Americans Need to Have More Babies’ to Counteract Muslim Population
Fear, ignorance, xenophobia, racism and religious fanaticism combine to create a toxic stew of dumbassery.
Fearing that America would soon go the way of a Europe that he claimed is “hopelessly lost” to Muslim population growth, [Family Research Council vice president Jerry] Boykin insisted that “Americans” (among whom he evidently doesn’t include Muslim-Americans) must increase the average birth rate to supersede that of the country’s less-than-one-percent Muslim minority. “It is a very serious issue, which is why Americans need to have more babies and populate this country with red-blooded patriotic Americans,” he said.
Oh, where to start?
First off, Muslims make up less than 4% of the European population excluding Turkey. And even if you include Turkey, it’s still only about 6%. That might go as high as 8% by 2030, but still a minority. How is that ‘hopelessly lost”?
Then we have Boykin’s seeming belief that patriotism can be inherited.
But, of course, it isn’t hard to see the racist dog-whistles behind this rant. It’s another white guy worried that all those darkies will destroy the “purity” of “red-blooded” Americans. (Although, I don’t think red is the color he’s really worried about).