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News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch Warns About European Muslims
NewsMax ^ | 01 May 2004

Posted on 05/01/2004 10:51:07 AM PDT by MegaSilver

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch let his hair down during a business conference in Los Angeles this past weekend, warning of rough times ahead.

"There is going to be real trouble coming in Europe, I think," Murdoch said, noting the large Muslim communities living in France.

Calling his observations random thoughts, Murdoch told the Milken Institute's annual three-day Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel about his fears.

He sees terrorist breeding grounds in France, offered a blunt critique of the European Union, and voiced fears about Saudi Arabia and China, according to Australia's Financial Review.

The topic of discussion was "Creating Prosperity and Stability Amid Ever-Accelerating Change."

Despite the ranking of his co-speakers, including Gary Becker, Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences; Thomas Hughes, Deutsche Bank's global head of asset management; Sharon Allen, chairman of Deloitte's U.S. board of directors; and Jami Miscik, the CIA's deputy director of intelligence, Murdoch's views held center stage.

With his audience spellbound, Murdoch warned that he believes Europe, particularly France, has failed to properly assimilate large Muslim immigrant populations from Northern Africa and the Middle East, all of which makes Europe more vulnerable to another terrorist attack than the the U.S. is.

Among his other concerns:

"The Muslim populations in France and Germany are much bigger proportionately to what they are in this country [the U.S.] and they have made a very bad job of assimilating them. "The U.S.," he said, has done a "pretty good job of assimilating" its Muslim population and only has "pockets of trouble here and there."

"They [Europe] have major centers of problems that are just boiling up. Paris is surrounded by vast blocks of tens of thousands of apartments - all Muslim, all no-go areas for police and totally lawless. There is more danger of terrorist attacks coming than what we have here," he said.

The European Union has "no political leadership with the will to change." "You have this awful French socialist bureaucracy stuck in Brussels, which is deterring investment in Europe, which is over-regulating every business and everybody."

The outlook for Saudi Arabia is glum, he said, and is casting a dark cloud on the horizon for the world's economy. "I think the most outstanding thing to worry about, if we are talking about urgency, is in the Middle East and it is with Saudi Arabia.

"Saudi Arabia is really the swing. If there was a revolution there it would happen overnight and you might see oil go from $40 to $80 or $90 [a barrel] and that wouldn't simply affect us. It would bring China and Japan and all those countries into a pretty terrible state."

Despite its problems, China is the one bright spot he saw, adding that "the worries that I see that we don't know are the danger of Chinese continuity. I operate a business there."

"We see all of this wonderful expansion around us, but the fact is, it is still a centrally planned economy and historically, centrally planned economies, particularly of that size, do become unmanageable. I'm not pessimistic about it.

"I think they do a pretty brilliant job, but we have to face the facts it is one of the uncertainties. I'm optimistic, at least in the short term, hopefully in the long term, about the Chinese economy."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: eurabia; europe; europeanmuslims; foxnews; islam; murdoch; muslims; rupertmurdoch
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1 posted on 05/01/2004 10:51:08 AM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: MegaSilver
And after the speech, all of Europe, looking confused and bewildered asked, "so what you're saying is we need to be more appeasing?"
2 posted on 05/01/2004 10:55:40 AM PDT by counterpunch (<-CLICK HERE for my CARTOONS)
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To: MegaSilver
I hope Murdoch has enough clout to wake up the apeasement zombies around the globe.
3 posted on 05/01/2004 10:59:54 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Kerry's a Viet Vet! Kerry's a Viet Vet! Kerry's a Viet Vet! Kerry's a Viet Vet! Kerry's a Viet Vet!)
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To: MegaSilver
The man gets it. No wonder he is hated.
4 posted on 05/01/2004 11:08:35 AM PDT by I still care
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To: I still care
"There is going to be real trouble coming in Europe, I think "

5 posted on 05/01/2004 11:09:42 AM PDT by traumer
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To: MegaSilver
"...you might see oil go from $40 to $80 or $90 [a barrel] and that wouldn't simply affect us. It would bring China and Japan and all those countries into a pretty terrible state."

Somebody better start drilling operations in Alaska soon.
6 posted on 05/01/2004 11:45:10 AM PDT by Maria S ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."George W. Bush 1/20/01)
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To: MegaSilver
When TSHTF in Europe, the carnage is going to be unbelieveable. Unlike here, where 80-100 million of us have lots of guns, and can and will use them proficiently, Europe has been mostly disarmed and is vulnerable. It'll be coming to our streets, too, much as the Muslim Beltway Shooters did, in the fall of '02. Buy more ammo.
8 posted on 05/01/2004 12:02:30 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( )
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To: MegaSilver
I'll make no secret of my love for European travel. As a student, I'm blessed with lots of time to go when I can, and at times when the costs to get there are supremely cheap. While my friends jet off to the Caribbean on spring break, I'm in Amsterdam or Paris, and usually end up spending less than they do.

When I come back, the question is always the same. "Why do you always go to Europe on vacation?" And my response is always the same.

I want to see it while I can.

France will likely be the first to "fall." Not because of sheer population, no, the Dutch have got the French beat on that one. But simply because in France, the society is becoming so split that once they reach the breaking point, the whole system will collapse.

I've seen a Muslim jeer at a woman for looking too trashy, and I've seen the French police beat the crap out of that very same person for simply making that kind of remark. (It was in the metro - some young Muslim made the remark to a woman, and was promptly thrown up against the wall by the two transit cops who were about 20 feet down the platform and went over to "correct" him.)

So as I tell everyone else, you'd better see Europe now. Because while retirees from the US like spending time in Europe today, 40 years from now when I'm ready to retire, it may not be possible as we know it today.
9 posted on 05/01/2004 12:12:36 PM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: MegaSilver
I'm very glad to see this posted. It should be a wake-up
call for us, but will it be? I believe that it's already
too late for most of Europe.
10 posted on 05/01/2004 12:49:36 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: MegaSilver
"The U.S.," he said, has done a "pretty good job of assimilating" its Muslim population

Uh, no we haven't. They harbored 19 a**holes who murdered 3000 people (and it could've been 20,000 with a little more bad luck). There's just more of us than them....right now.

11 posted on 05/01/2004 1:42:10 PM PDT by Regulator (The Worst is Yet to Come, Folks)
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To: Thud
You will find this of interest.
12 posted on 05/01/2004 2:28:05 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Maria S
Not just drilling operations but R&D efforts into getting the hybrid vehicles into some kind of useful form the ones on the market now aren't really all that great for a family with kids as primary transport . They are even worse for use on farms & ranchs or other types of commercial use .

If "W" were to get the major auto makers in this country together & tell them straight out that they can do this nation as great a service as was done in WWII then hold a press conference announcing a call for a crash R&D program by them it would have one hell of an effect on the economy & on auto buying public.
13 posted on 05/01/2004 4:52:36 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 REACH OUT & THUMP SOMEONE .50BMG REACH OUT & CRUSH SOMEONE!)
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To: July 4th
So as I tell everyone else, you'd better see Europe now. Because while retirees from the US like spending time in Europe today, 40 years from now when I'm ready to retire, it may not be possible as we know it today.

Great post, July 4th. As someone who has also spent many vacations in Europe - particularly in France - that's what I tell people also... see Europe ASAP before it's too late. Sad...

14 posted on 05/03/2004 10:11:09 PM PDT by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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15 posted on 05/03/2004 10:11:47 PM PDT by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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16 posted on 05/03/2004 10:12:43 PM PDT by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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Thanks for the ping!
17 posted on 05/03/2004 10:25:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: MegaSilver
I can't keep up with these stories anymore.
18 posted on 05/03/2004 10:27:00 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: MegaSilver; All
OH MAN Rackkkk Rupe

Rack itt you know what he know reason is he is Newspaper man that he got his start in the media don't forget he own Aussie Age wire and other in Austrila then go over UK you had Times of London UK Sunday Times Mirror and other and dont' forget Brit cousin of FOx news SKY News

I bet Rupe was there when all Muslum immigrants start happen got radical

HE KNOW Stuff and his Fleet Street Sunday Paper always have thingy on what going in Middle east

19 posted on 05/03/2004 10:46:00 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: nutmeg
bttt
20 posted on 05/03/2004 11:47:02 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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