tisdag, juli 26, 2016

Kardinal: "Hög tid göra motstånd mot islamiseringen"

Kardinal Raymond Burke, en av Vatikanens
främsta juridiska experter, vågar tala klartext
om hotet mot såväl kristendom som judendom.
väljer han att anlägga ett historiskt perspektiv,
som vi knappast är vana vid idag:
Recalling the Battles of Lepanto (1571)
and Vienna (1683), Cardinal Burke said
that “these historical events relate
directly with the situation of today.
There’s no question that Islam wants
to govern the world.”
(RNS) Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled
terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent
U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world”
and Americans must decide if they are going to
reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in
order to avoid that fate.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate
known as an outspoken conservative and critic
of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in
an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam
is “fundamentally a form of government.”
While Catholic teaching recognizes that all
Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke
criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to
be tolerant, have a tendency “to simply think that
Islam is a religion like the Catholic faith or the
Jewish faith.”
“That simply is not objectively the case,”
he said.
Burke, who was once archbishop of St. Louis,
stressed that he did not want to be “disrespectful”
of Islam or “generate hostility.”
But he said he worries that many people do
not understand that, in his view, “when they
(Muslims) become the majority in any country
they have the duty to submit the whole
population to Shariah,” as the Islamic
code of law is known.
“But my point is this:
When they become a majority in any country
then they have the religious obligation to
govern that country.
If that’s what the citizens of a nation want,
well, then, they should just allow this to go on.
But if that’s not what they want,
then they have to find a way to deal with it.”
He said that in some cities in France and
Belgium with large Muslim populations
“there are little Muslim states” that are
effectively “no-go zones” for government
– an assertion that is widely disputed.
But Burke claimed “these things aren’t
anomalies for Islam.
This is the way things are to go.
And if you do understand that and you
are not at peace with the idea of being
forcibly under an Islamic government,
then you have reason to be afraid.”
He cited historical examples of famous
military clashes between Muslim forces and
the forces of Christian nations of Europe,
such the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 and
the Battle of Vienna in 1683, both of which
marked defeats for the Ottoman Empire.
“These historical events relate directly
with the situation of today.
There’s no question that Islam wants
to govern the world,” Burke said.
When asked how the West should respond,
the cardinal did not cite or endorse specific
proposals, like those championed by the
Republican presidential nominee Donald
Trump and other conservatives, to ban or
limit Muslims coming into the U.S.
“I think the appropriate response,” he said,
“is to be firm about the Christian origin of
our own nation, and certainly in Europe,
and the Christian foundations of the
government, and to fortify those.”
“I think we have to insist on that.
We have to say no, our country is not
free to become a Muslim state.”