Monday, October 17, 2016

Pope Says Not Right to Identify Islam with Violence

Posted by Dr Sircus on October 6, 2016

Pope Francis said he would not label Islam as “terrorist” because that would be unfair and not true, but in a church in Poland, he implored God to protect people from the “devastating wave” of terrorism in many parts of the world. Francis said, "We must think about what Pope Benedict said — ‘It’s the epoch of sin against God the Creator,’" declaring present conflicts and massacres add up to WWIII.

When asked why he did not describe a priest’s murder and other attacks as Islamic terrorism, Francis replied, “It’s not right to identify Islam with violence. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.” Francis also said recently that, "Killing in God’s name is satanic," which is what most Islamic terrorists seem to do.

One has to read George Friedman’s ‘Europe’s Long War with Islam’ to get some perspective on whether Islam is a religion of peace or war. “Any discussion of Islamist terrorism in Europe and the refugee crisis has to be placed in a broader historical context.” It would seem that a brief review of Islamic history would show that whenever Islam is dominating there is little peace.

“Islam is not a peaceful religion. No religion is, but Islam is especially not. It is certainly not, as some ill-informed people say, solely a religion of war. There are many peaceful verses in the Quran which — luckily for us — most Muslims live by. But it is by no means only a religion of peace… this is the verifiable truth based on the texts,” writes The Spectator.

“Not too many people are losing their heads to fanatics screaming praises to Jesus or Moses (or Buddha and the many Hindu gods either) as they are to shouts of “Allah Akbar!” That there are so many Islamic terrorist groups composed of fundamentalists of the Muslim faith is reasonable proof that there is something different and dangerous about Islam,” writes The Religion of Peace.

Sorry to hear that the Pope is not interested in speaking about Catholic violence, which there has been no shortage of in the Church’s 2000-year history. Today the concern is with Islamic violence after the centuries it took for the Church to turn to a less violent path. However, the Pope is right to say it inappropriate to talk about one without the other.
Church has a Nasty History

An event I remember from the Church’s nasty history had to do with the genocide of the Cathars. There is still violence in the Church but it has subsided considerably. However, some people feel that, “Organized religion is nothing less than organized crime – aided and abetted by the gods of the day.”

On 21 July 1209, under the command of the papal legate, Arnaud-Amaury, the Pope’s soldiers started to besiege a city, calling on the Catholics within to come out, and demanding that the Cathars surrender. Both groups refused. The entire population was slaughtered and the city burned to the ground. Contemporary sources give estimates of the number of dead ranging between 15,000 and 20,000.

Another Inquisition was established in 1234 to uproot the remaining Cathars. Operating in the south at Toulouse, it succeeded in crushing Catharism as a popular movement and driving its remaining adherents underground. Punishments for Cathars who refused to recant ranged from cross wearing and pilgrimage to imprisonment and burning.

I hope this makes the Pope happy meaning that it is now fair to talk about Islam as a religion of war and conquest. However, before we do that it is a good time to talk directly about the Pope and what he is doing. This does not depend on whether you agree or disagree about Islam’s peaceful intent. In fact, I think it best to leave that discussion to another essay but have already published significantly about this.

What is the Pope Doing?

One has to wonder why the Pope has not commented on the rape epidemic in Europe. Why has the Pope not become alarmed that as women were being molested in mass last New Year’s Eve that it was taking place in front of a great cathedral?

And why has he not said anything about the fact that the cathedral itself was under attack for hours by fireworks on that same night, disturbing all inside. “If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe.”

The Catholic Church is an integral part of Western Civilization yet it now seems to be committed to the destruction of the West. Islam has invaded the West before and is doing so again but this time Rome is asleep at the switch. So the right has to wake itself up and what will come will not be pretty. It already is ugly because of present political forces and an elite hell bent on shaping the world to their designs.

It is not too difficult to see that the Pope is working for the global agenda, for one world government and even one world religion. I first detected this when he joined the global warming banner when the truth is that we are living in a world that is about to turn radically colder. This is an elite run operation to try to fool the world about the weather with pro-Islamic Obama and Clinton all aboard.

For the Russians, they would be happy for it to warm. It would be wonderful news for it would vastly increase their agriculture but neither Putin nor Russian astrophysics believe in the farce, but the Pope does. Neither do Americans for nearly three-quarters of them don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released by Pew Research Center in early October.
Driving a Move to the Right

The globalization agenda is enough to make any person into a card carrying right wing nationalist whose first agenda is to protect the women and children and the rights of people within the context of a national instead of international background.

We have a liberal correct political posture that does not allow the public or media to become alarmed even when women are attacked in mass. All one has to do is look at the new form of Christianity forming in Sweden to see how religion and politics is playing itself out. Or see how far society is deteriorating in the United States when we read that teenagers in America resorting to sex work because they cannot afford food.

"Today Christians in particular, perhaps even more than at the time of the first martyrs, in some places experience discrimination and persecution for the mere fact of professing their faith," said Pope Francis. At the same time, he denounced the Islamic Turks in the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide."

Francis has made clear that the refugee crisis facing Europe, the Middle East and the Americas is the priority of his pontificate and has vowed to fight what he calls today’s "globalization of indifference."

The rising right wing nationalist parties in Europe and the United States are rising exactly because they are not indifferent. They are standing up for what the Pope is failing to care about and that is the rape of their women and the invasion (by invitation) of people with an alien religion, culture and law that is totally incompatible with Western culture or law.

The former Pope badly soured the relationship between the Church and Islam when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians thus sustaining Benedict’s views.

The questions asked here are important. The Pope is at the center of huge forces that are playing themselves out on the world scene. History is already watching but few have an eye for the truth. The Pope is not alone. President Francois Hollande just said that Islam could co-exist with secularism. The Dalai Lama disagrees saying, ‘Germany cannot become an Arab country’. He says Europe risks losing its identity by taking in too many migrants.

"They said that non-Muslims deserve to die; we should have no pity for them. They will burn in hell, anyway." — M., a 16-year-old Tunisian boy.

"I hate Christians and Jews. I don’t know why. I don’t have any apparent reason to hate them but I always hear my mom talking badly about them. She hates them too, and this is why I hate them, I guess. Mom has always told me that Muslims are Allah’s favorite people," — F., a 15-year-old Tunisian girl.

"The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes…" warns Professor Gilles Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world. Kepel claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a “Jihad Generation” to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe and create the conditions that would see Europe enter into full-blown civil war.

The price of being wrong, mistaking one`s enemy for a peaceful friend is extraordinary in terms of the suffering that is invited to visit the women. If the Pope was reasonable what would he be expecting from peaceful Islam? Typically, Islam will suppress freedom of expression for artists, journalists and writers; it will drive Christians from their homes; will stone to death homosexuals; will torture inmates in prisons, will put to death innocents simply for wishing to convert to Christianity; will sentence anyone to flogging, prison or death who is even alleged to have said something that might offend Islam.

Liberals seem to love Islam no matter that it obliges women to wear veils and live apart; that it glorifies terrorists; that it will ban alcohol and arrest people for expressing unpopular opinions. Why would liberals be so tolerant of the intolerance of Islam? There is no sanity in the answer. Do we really want to see what happens if the west does not rally itself against invasion and war?

The Catholic Church will not defend the West from Islam but in the end Christians, Jews and Hindus are going to have to stand up or face the continued slaughter and mass rape of their women, cultures and laws. Even atheists will have to stand because in the eyes of Islam non-believers are an abomination before Allah. Homosexuals can cross themselves off the list if Islam has its way so they too will have to rise up.

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