Non-White Majority in Antwerp Schools

The New Observer
March 6, 2016

An absolute majority of elementary school pupils in the Belgian city of Antwerp are nonwhite, according to figures released by the Belgian Minister of Education, Claude Marinowe.

Answering a parliamentary question from Vlaams Belang Member of Parliament, Filip Dewinter, Marinowe said that of the 12,300 children in elementary schools, some 6,451 were “followers of the Islamic religion.”


Antwerp Central Station.

Although it is illegal in Belgium to collect data based on race, the figures (as reported in the Gazet van Antwerpen newspaper), can be taken to mean that 52.4 percent of all elementary school pupils are of Arabic, north African, or Middle Eastern origin.

In contrast, only 18.7 percent of the children are Catholic, and some 26.4 percent Protestant, and thus more likely to be white.

According to the Gazet van Antwerpen, in the suburb of Kiel, just south of the city center, 83 percent of children are Muslims. In Antwerp-North, the figure is 64 percent, and in the suburb of Borgerhout, it stands at 63 percent.

The lowest numbers are in the northern suburb of Ekeren—where De Winter lives—where 14 percent of the school children are Muslim, and in Berendrecht, Zandvliet, and Lillo district (the three towns along the seaport docks north of the old city of Antwerp), where 15 percent of the school population are Muslim.


The Flora school in Bergerhout, Antwerp. Pictures from the school website.

The elementary school with the largest percentage of Muslim children is the Flora in Borgerhout, which has a 94 percent Muslim enrollment—and going by the pictures on its website, what appears to be close to a 100 percent nonwhite school body.

The Gazet van Antwerpen added that Muslims make up more than half of the student bodies in thirty-three of the fifty-eight urban elementary schools in the city. Each year this figure increases by 2 percent on average.

Given these statistics, it is inevitable that Antwerp will be a majority nonwhite city within the next ten years at most, unless all Third World immigration is halted and reversed.


Street scene in Borgerhout, Antwerp.

The influx of nonwhites into Belgium has been growing for a number of years through legal immigration channels, promoted and encouraged by successive conservative and socialist party governments.

The Vlaams Belang party is the only group which has consistently opposed mass Third World immigration. It was previously known as the Vlaams Blok, but had to reform into the Vlaams Belang in 2004 after the government had it banned for breaching “anti-racism” laws.