Europe's immigration crisis — threat or opportunity?

Pew Research reports on the migration crisis in Europe and the implications for future population trends.

The ongoing surge of refugees into Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other war-ravaged countries presents a striking demographic contrast: hundreds of thousands of predominantly young people trying to get into a region where the population is older than in almost any other place on earth.

Europe is a dying culture. It has lost its faith and the will to reproduce the next generation. The population is ageing and dying. 

Those seeking asylum are most likely to be young adult males with a Muslim faith.

Whether all this is a threat, or an opportunity, or both, depends on what we do.