A diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world.
The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “to scatter about.” And that’s exactly what the people of a diaspora do — they scatter from their homeland to places across the globe, spreading their culture as they go. The Bible refers to the Diaspora of Jews exiled from Israel by the Babylonians. But the word is now also used more generally to describe any large migration of refugees, language, or culture.
From Wired magazine.
These are the outflows from just the first half of 2016, the top 19 countries for refugee outflow. Note that the top 16 out of 19 are ME and Africa nations. Unshockingly, war creates refugees. The ongoing Syrian conflict seems to be still generating ~ 1 million refugees per year. And the greatest outflows are from majority muslim countries. This is an undesirable side-effect of US endless (and futile) “war on terror”. Look below to see the percentage of the 21.3 million refugees that are children– over half.
The US accepts only a tiny fraction of the global refugee population– and is hugely complicit in generating the global flood with its truly awful foreign policy. US is also contemplating a border wall to choke off immigration from south of the border, although mexicans and south americans are nearly all economic refugees, and not from war zones…or muslim.
But this is why non-action on Syria is not an option. What US FP has done in MENA is basically create a factory for mass production and dissemination of “radical islamic terrorism”. Consider that some tiny fraction of the ~ 100 million muslim children could become radicalized– what is .01 percent of a hundred million? Ten thousand prospective terrorists embedded in their host populations. Just one terrorist can do horrific damage.
Terrorism is a demand for justice in an unjust world. Thats why a solution for the ME and Africa is critical over the next 30 years. The choice btwn secular democracy and islamic government in majority muslim nations was never an option– the only option is a choice between different forms of islamic government.
Thats why the islamic diaspora of the 21st century is going to change the world in ways we cant begin to imagine. It will spread islamic culture and the Quran all over the world.
To paraphrase the immortal Sewell Wright– migration is gene flow. .. and meme flow.