Spain and Morocco have commissioned a new formal study — a second one following an earlier 1996 plan that was dropped — for a plan to build a rail tunnel across the Straits of Gibraltar, linking North Africa directly to Euorpe. The tunnel would be roughly 25 miles long.
Given the oft—expressed desire of Isalmists for reconquista of Al Andaluz (the Islamic name for Spain), one has to question the wisdom of such a project. But it would no doubt bring some economic benefits to Spain, at least in the short run. And since the Spanish birth rate is among the world's lowest, it would facilitate the repopulation of Spain by North African Muslims.
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Thomas Lifson 10 23 06