January 9, 2006, - 2:41 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s USA Today dedicates its entire op-ed page to a clueless article by retired (thankfully) journalist James P. Gannon. What a waste!
The piece, “Is God Dead in Europe? (And What Might That Mean for America?),” talks a lot about the death of Christianity in Europe but doesn’t mention Islam a single time. Hello? That’s like talking about lack of exercise for the reason someone gets fat, but totally glossing over the person’s daily trip to Dunkin Donuts to consume half a dozen glazed, trans-fat loaded donuts.
Gannon writes of a “post-Christian society” in Europe, “Christo-phobic” and anti-religious class and cultural leaders, but he fails to mention the fastest growing religion in Europe: Islam. And it’s not a moderate Islam. It’s an extremist Islam, which dominates the religion around the world today. That’s what America needs to notice, as much as the decline in the significantly more moderate religions of Christianity and Judaism.
Gannon looks at church and synagogue attendance in Europe and America, but not mosque attendance. Looks at belief in G-d, but not Allah. This ostrich really stuck his head in the sand.
The growth of Islam is the reason Europe will fall, not just the decline of Christianity. And that’s what our country needs to beware of it in immigration policy and other areas. Instead, we have government immigration officials, like Abu Moskowitz who bends over backward to deport Non-Muslim Chinese and Catholic Latinos, and keep the most illegit Muslims off-limits to federal agents in the heart of Islamic America.
Contrary to Gannon’s false article, Europe loves religion, so long as the religion worships Allah and wears a kefiyeh or hijab. It’s Judaism and Christianity that are under attack . . . and Islamists are a big reason why.
Question: What’s the fastest growing religion in Ireland? Answer: Islam–and, again, an extremist kind, just like the kind that dominates Islam universally, today.
Too bad James Gannon (and USA Today, too) is too deaf, dumb, blind . . . or blatantly PC to notice. They really missed the mark on this one.
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