It is time to defend Western Christendom!

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I have been thinking, deeply, about the crisis – or perhaps one ought to say, converging crises – facing the West at this time in our history. And I have come to the conclusion that the primary problem facing our Western civilization in dealing with Islamist terrorism and, more broadly, the multi-pronged (religious, paramilitary, socio-cultural, and as a sub-set of the latter, sexual) jihad against us, is not simply that Christians are too nice for our own good. We may well be, but the root problem goes deeper than that.

The real problem, I think, is that far too many Christians have lost their faith. I am not talking about the atheists, militant or otherwise; I am not even talking about the “nones” (Religious Affiliation? None of the Above), although the growth of both is concerning. I am talking about professed Christians who, while they may still accept the moral codes and social norms (however diluted or creatively interpreted) of Christianity, have nonetheless lost sight of the core principle: namely, the identity of Christ Himself, within the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

Why do I say that? Simply this: if you really and truly believed that Christ is the only and eternal Son of God, the Incarnate Word of the Father –

the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made,

in the words of the Nicene Creed, which has defined the essentials of the faith since 325 AD – then it would matter to you, and matter deeply, that Christians are being murdered en masse in the name of Islam, in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere; that churches in Europe are emptying at an alarming rate, and many of them are either being destroyed or turned into mosques; that according to some reports, as many as 40% of Moslems, ordinary Moslems, in the West would prefer to live under Sharia law; that Islamists – and not just ISIS terrorists, but relatively ordinary Moslem preachers and relatively ordinary Moslem believers – are actively calling for and expecting the conquest of the West by Islam, the imposition of Sharia for Moslems living in Western countries, and other special privileges for Moslems not granted to followers of any other religion.

As Italian journalist and author Giulio Meotti puts it, writing for The Geller Report,

“Europe as we know it is disappearing under the weight of falling birth rates, de-Christianization and Muslim proliferation. The great Medieval churches were built to assert pride, and conversely, the sight of an abandoned church or in ruins today sends a strong message. A world is being eclipsed.”

This is happening not in the Middle East – once the cradle of Christianity but now an area where the followers of Mohammed reign supreme – but from Dearborn, Michigan, to Birmingham, England; from Stockholm, Sweden, to Nice, France. Continue reading “It is time to defend Western Christendom!”

How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part III – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

Source: How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part III – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

” It is essential that we understand this: We are not only fighting terrorists. We are fighting Islamic terrorists. There is a huge difference and since some like to state that the IRA was just as bad, let me use that as an example: The IRA wanted all of Ireland to be under Irish rule. Isis wants most or all of Europe to be under Islamic rule. Anyone who can’t see the difference, is either lying or too dumb to have read this far. The point is: If you can not identify your enemy, you can not effectively fight a war.”

Commonsense recommendations on how to fight Islamic terrorism, from Norse author and blogger Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. Bjørn writes from Norway, and this article is directed primarily toward England – in light of the most recent vehicle- and stabbing attack by jihadist militants – but it applies across Europe and in the U.S., too. Part 3 of 3.

How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part II

Source: How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part II

” Islam is not about multiculturalism. In fact, there is probably nothing more monocultural than islam. Islam has a centuries old history of destroying cultures and we should never forget that. Islam is not tolerant and it is not understanding. It subjugates people. I can personally see lots of benefits to a positive kind of multiculturalism, but I see nothing multicultural about islam.”

Commonsense recommendations on how to fight Islamic terrorism, from Norse author and blogger Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. Bjørn writes from Norway, and this article is directed primarily toward England – in light of the most recent vehicle- and stabbing attack by jihadist militants – but it applies across Europe and in the U.S., too. Part 2 of 3.

How To Fight Islamic Terrorism, Pt I – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

Source: How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

“The fact is that if we dare to face the reality we live in, we can actually start fighting back and we can start right now. But facing that reality means there are a few things we need to understand and there are things that must be done that might not be approved by everyone. But this is not the time for endless discussions, virtue signalling and political correctness. We must now start realizing what’s going on and we must act. However, just saying that we must act is not enough. We must know what do to. And honestly, this is not rocket science. Anyone with a grasp of the reality we live in understands what needs to be done.”

Commonsense recommendations on how to fight Islamic terrorism, from Norse author and blogger Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. Bjørn writes from Norway, and this article is directed primarily toward England – in light of the most recent vehicle- and stabbing attack by jihadist militants – but it applies across Europe and in the U.S., too. Part 1 of 3.

Douglas Murray on mass migration, lack of borders

“The public are wondering whether this whole idea of mass migration, of this borderless world is such a good idea and I think the public has come to a different conclusion than the politicians.”

— Douglas Murray, in a BBC interview

Islam—Facts or Dreams? – Imprimis

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We must deal with the facts of Islamic supremacism. But we can only defeat them if we resolve to see them for what they are.

Source: Islam—Facts or Dreams? – Imprimis | Andrew C. McCarthy

Written in February of 2016, this exemplary essay is just as cogent and important now – if anything, given the recent events in Manchester, England, even more so… since it seems we have learned little in the last year-plus! Here is an excerpt:

When [Omar Abdel Rahman, infamously known as the Blind Sheikh, mastermind of the first attack on the World Trade Center] said the scriptures command that Muslims strike terror into the hearts of Islam’s enemies, the scriptures backed him up.

When he said Islam directed Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as their friends, the scriptures backed him up.

When he said Allah enjoined all Muslims to wage jihad until Islamic law was established throughout the world, the scriptures backed him up.

You could counter that there are other ways of construing the scriptures. You could contend that these exhortations to violence and hatred should be “contextualized”—i.e., that they were only meant for their time and place in the seventh century. Again, I would caution that there are compelling arguments against this manner of interpreting Islamic scripture. The point, however, is that what you’d be arguing is an interpretation.

The fact that there are multiple ways of construing Islam hardly makes the Blind Sheikh’s literal construction wrong. The blunt fact of the matter is that, in this contest of competing interpretations, it is the jihadists who seem to be making sense because they have the words of scripture on their side—it is the others who seem to be dancing on the head of a pin…

Our investigators are good at what they do, and our top officials may be ideological, but they are not stupid. Why is it that they can’t say two plus two equals four when Islam is involved?

The reason is simple: stubbornly unwilling to deal with the reality of Islam, our leaders have constructed an Islam of their very own. This triumph of willful blindness and political correctness over common sense was best illustrated by former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith when she described terrorism as “anti-Islamic activity.”

In other words, the savagery is not merely unrelated to Islam; it becomes, by dint of its being inconsistent with a “religion of peace,” contrary to Islam. This explains our government’s handwringing over “radicalization”: we are supposed to wonder why young Muslims spontaneously become violent radicals—as if there is no belief system involved.

This is political correctness on steroids, and it has dangerous policy implications.

Read the whole article. It’s sobering, but instructive – even enlightening. It should be required reading for every government official, and for every high school and college student. Heck, it should be required reading for everyone in the West!

Europe: What Happens to Christians There Will Come Here

“Be careful, be very careful. What has happened here will come to you.” — An elderly priest in Iraq, to Father Benedict Kiely. Last year, more than 90,000 people chose to drop out of the Church of Sweden – almost twice as many as the year before.

Source: Europe: What Happens to Christians There Will Come Here

Second of two timely – and distressing – posts from the Gatestone Institute.

“I fear we are approaching a situation resembling the tragic fate of Christianity in Northern Africa in Islam’s early days”, a Lutheran bishop, Jobst Schoene, warned a few years ago.

In ancient times, Algeria and Tunisia, entirely Christian, gave us great thinkers such as Tertullian and Augustine. Two centuries later, Christianity had disappeared, replaced by Arab-Islamic civilization.

Is Europe now meeting the same fate?

It doesn’t have to happen. But it most certainly could – and likely will, if current trends and practices continue. Do you want to see this turned into a mosque? With a muezzin giving the call to Moslem prayer from the dome cupola? Because that’s what could be coming:

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dresden, called in German Katholische Hofkirche or Kathedrale Sanctissimae Trinitatis.

Or imagine what Moslems, with their hatred of religious imagery, would do to this church interior:

We need to be vigilant – more than vigilant – to defend our Christian and Western civilization, its heritage, its traditions and values, and yes, its physical artifacts from any and all that would seek to destroy them. Because no one else is going to do it for us!