How To Stop Migration? Build A Wall Around Europe


Danish History professor Uffe Østergaard has called for the construction of a wall around Europe due to the failure of the integration program for migrants.

In his opinion piece for Publiken
daily, Ostergaard wrote:

“After World War II, there was a strong
belief that the Nordic welfare state model was so robust and attractive that it
could integrate all ‘strangers’

“The time has come to build walls
with wire fences in four lanes, floodlights and guard posts.”

The professor explained that a border
wall with wire fences in four lanes, floodlights and watchtowers is necessary
to protect Europe.  He strongly feels
that if the borders remain open, there will be a split between Eastern, Western
and Southern Europe:

“Protecting borders is necessary;
otherwise, the population will rebel against the government.”

The professor also
believes that the rise of the no-go ghettos all over Europe is an indication
that integration has failed and politicians should admit that their program has

He stated in his piece, “Ghettos are
a good example of parallel societies that arise. The integration has not failed
for everyone, but for relatively many people.”

The professor admitted that he used
to favor multiculturalism but after seeing the consequences of integration he reversed
his position.  He now believes that the
assimilation of migrants and adoption of “Lutheran values” will be better for

Uffe Østergaard (74) is a Danish
historian specializing in European identity history.  He is a Jean Monnet professor of European
civilization and integration at Aarhus University and is professor of European
and Danish history at Copenhagen Business School.

He served as the head of the
department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Danish Institute for
International Studies.

Østergaard’s works revolved around
multicultural and multiethnic states, including Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman
Empire. He authored, “The Faces of Europe” (1992) and “Europe: Identity and
Identity Politics” (1998). He has also contributed to introducing
counterfactual history in Denmark.

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