Belgium: Amid violent protests, Prime Minister resigns over his support for UN migration pact

Belgium is descending into chaos; the UN Migration Pact has caused a crisis in the nation. The country’s Prime Minister Charles Michel has now quit after losing a vote of no confidence.

“Demonstrators clashed with riot police and targeted the EU Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters, which suffered several smash [sic] windows.” Critics, “including former Belgian immigration minister Theo Francken, argue that the agreement will increase migration to Europe.”

The upheaval in Belgium comes as a result of the concern and frustration of citizens who have been left in the dark, but are astute enough to oppose and ask questions about the UN Migration Pact. Some of those protesting “said the public should have been consulted before adopting the migration pact.” This should be the demand of every prudent Western citizen.

Some considerations about the UN Migration Pact: it stipulates that migration is a human right. Recall the flood of Muslim migrants into Western European countries including Germany, France, Sweden and the UK, and the crisis of crime that followed. Many people noted that many, if not most, of the migrants were not refugees at all, but economic migrants. But soon this became clear to all honest observers, given the flocking of the migrants to the wealthier European countries — as opposed to seeking refuge from persecution and war in the first nation to which they arrived.

The rise of so-called “populist” movements helped to educate a largely ignorant public that had been virtually ambushed. Globalists then decided to try to protect the flow of economic migrants by designating it a “human right” for migrants to swarm into Western countries. To sign on to the UN Migration Pact means an acceptance of indiscriminate, open-door migration. The countries that have signed on have also committed themselves to helping these economic migrants actually choose the country that they think best serves their needs, and settle there.

Left unmentioned are all the costs associated with the plan: health-care, resources to help migrants, and the security costs of host countries, which are bound to increase, given what we have already seen across Europe since the migrant crisis began. The Pact also puts migrants at the front of the line for a range of state benefits and services. What are the immediate and long-term implications of all this for patriotic citizens, including those immigrants who have settled into Western states through legal means and have respected and obeyed the laws of their host societies?

The UN Migration Pact also demands a commitment from participating states to “eliminate all forms of discrimination, condemn and counter expressions, acts and manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, violence, xenophobia and related intolerance against all migrants in conformity with international human rights law.” Citizens of Western countries are given no indication of what form such a commitment would take. Given Canada’s anti-Islamophobia Motion M-103 and the aggressive efforts by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to criminalize speech that offends Islam, this is worrying. The freedom of speech in the West has long been hanging by a thread. Also, there is a little-discussed Turkish influence in the Pact that should give everyone pause.

It is good that Michel is gone. We may hope that the citizens of many other countries in the West awaken to the globalist agenda and the dangers of the UN Global Compact on Migration before it’s too late.

“BELGIUM CHAOS: Prime Minister RESIGNS as UN migrant pact crisis ERUPTS,” Harvey Gavin, Express, December 18, 2018:

BELGIUM’S Prime Minister Charles Michel has quit after losing a vote of no confidence, Belgian media reports.

Mr Michel was forced to reshuffle his government to avert its collapse after Flemish nationalist party the N-VA pulled their support in protest over Belgium’s decision to adopt a controversial UN Migration pact. King Philippe of Belgium allowed Mr Michel to continue with a minority government, which agreed to the United Nation’s Global Compact on Migration. The decision to adopt the pact sparked violent protests in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, amid fears it could lead to an increase in immigration.

Demonstrators clashed with riot police and targeted the EU Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters, which suffered several smash [sic] windows.

The UN pact was agreed in July by all 193 UN members except the US, but only 164 formally adopted it at a meeting last Monday in Morocco

It sets out a series of non-binding guidelines aimed at improving global cooperation on migration, combating people trafficking and protecting the human rights of migrants.

But critics, including former Belgian immigration minister Theo Francken, argue that the agreement will increase migration to Europe.

Some of those protesting in Sunday’s demonstrations said the public should have been consulted before adopting the migration pact.

Ten countries, mostly in formerly Communist Eastern Europe, have since pulled out of the pact.

Hungary’s right-wing leader Viktor Orban has previously branded it a “threat to the world” while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he would not sign up in order to “defend its national sovereignty”….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured

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