EU top dog: “Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future”
Timmermans is right: Islam is a part of European history, is certainly a part of its present, and most assuredly will be in its future. In my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (which you can preorder here), I detail how the Islamic jihadis first attacked Europe in the seventh century, as Islam itself was coming into being, and continued to harass and terrorize Europeans for centuries thereafter. If Timmermans and other European leaders knew the history of the jihad against Europe (and elsewhere) that I detail in the book, they might not be so sanguine about Islam's presence on the continent.
On the other hand, maybe they do know this history, and know what's coming, and just don't care, as long as their "diversity" imperative stays on track. But those are the only two choices. Timmermans and other members of the European political elite are either suicidally ignorant, or treasonous beyond measure.