July 29, 2010, - 3:17 pm
When Pope Benedict made a very mild criticism of Islam a few years ago, I warned that, in fact, he’s a hypocrite. I told you that the Catholic Church actually panders to Islam and sharia all over the world, not just in its attacks on Israel, but in inviting some of the most extremist, anti-Christian Muslims to hang with the Pope at the Vatican.
Recently, the Los Angeles Times noted that even in Rome, home to the Vatican, the Catholic Church actively panders to Muslims and accomodates–even promotes–Islam, going so far as to remove pork from its soup kitchens to accommodate Rome’s Muslim illegal aliens. This Islamo-pandering isn’t just a danger to Catholics. It’s a danger to all of us. So, why is the Church doing that? Is it political correctness or a foolish belief that, “if we’re nice to them, maybe they’ll convert to Catholicism”? I don’t know. Either way–and regardless of the reason–this is a danger to the West, in this case, Italy. When people tell me Sicily is still ruled by the mob, I tell them, no, it’s now ruled by Muslim immigrants who are fast becoming the majority there. We can thank the Catholic Church for making it easier.
Visually speaking, the John Paul II Canteen is more IKEA cafe than soup kitchen. Tucked away in a pleasant hillside neighborhood in Rome, it has clean lines, attractive furniture, track lighting and framed photographs, making it a welcome oasis for the immigrants who stream in daily from shelters, homeless camps and overcrowded apartments.
Strolling down the cafeteria line on a recent day, canteen coordinator Maurizio deStefano boasted about the quality of the free food. . . .
“The thing is,” he said, “there are so many Muslims that the menu often doesn’t have pork on it.” . . .
Muslims are the largest group of immigrants in Italy. Still, as the name suggests, the John Paul II Canteen is run by Roman Catholics, not Muslims. Therein lies an interesting dynamic.
In Europe, as in the United States, the Roman Catholic Church has assumed a leading role as a protector of, and advocate for, immigrants. But whereas the largest bloc of migrants to the United States are Catholic, the majority of European immigrants are Muslim. . . .
European nationalists, Catholics among them, worry about the Islamicization of Europe, but the Vatican itself has been steadfast in its support for immigrants. . . . In 2008, the government began a crackdown on illegal immigration, and last year, the Italian Parliament passed legislation that established stiff fines and allowed the government to detain undocumented immigrants for up to six months without charge.
The Catholic Church strongly opposed those measures, even branding the package of laws a “sin.”
This is absurd, especially given that the Vatican recently released a report decrying the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries (and blaming Israel for it). Pretty soon, the Vatican will have to decry the persecution of Christians in the Muslim country of Italy.
And this is the most absurd reason I’ve heard to bring more Muslim immigrants into your country:
Some European Catholics also suggest that the presence of so many Muslims, who are more visible in their faith than others in Europe, might, in effect, shock non-practicing Catholics back to their faith.
Increasingly, Catholicism is becoming a religion of the elderly in Italy, said Quyen Ngo Dinh, who runs the migration department of Caritas Rome, the Catholic social service agency that operates the John Paul II Canteen. “If you go to church, you will see that no one is less than 50 years old,” she said, with perhaps a touch of exaggeration.
She said, as Muslims become a larger presence in Italian life, “it becomes an opportunity also for Italians … to really think about why they are Catholic and whether they really want to be Catholic.”
HUH? Seeing more Muslims on your shores will cause young people to become Catholics? Hilarious. Good luck with that. It will cause only these things: more Muslim converts, more Muslim babies, more pandering to Muslims, and ultimately, a Muslim nation ruled by sharia. There’s a reason one of McDonald’s advertising strategies isn’t that people should reconsider why they eat a Big Mac and try a Whopper instead. It’ll kill ‘em.
Wake up, Catholic Church. Wake up.
The Nazis didn’t touch the Vatican. The latter day Nazis–Muslims–will.
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