The following comes from a November 19 Catholic Herald article by Catholic News Service:
When Cardinal Edwin O’Brien was named grandmaster of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in 2011, he found himself embroiled in a war a world away from the jungles of Vietnam where he ministered to dying troops as a young priest.
“The forces that are at work now are intent on eradicating the Christian civilization, nothing less,” said the 76-year-old US cardinal, who was in Sydney in October to reach out to the order’s 600 Australian members.
Christians in the Holy Land face “daily horrors,” while “our public is very blase about the whole thing,” Cardinal O’Brien said.
“Unless we face the facts, this radicalism, this extremism, is going to keep spreading,” he told The Catholic Weekly, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Islamic State militants attacked Assyrian Christians, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, in northeastern Syria in February. Reports on the assault note that the militants emptied about 30 villages, kidnapped up to 300 people, destroyed churches, and forced about 1,000 local Assyrian families to flee their homes.
Most disturbing for Cardinal O’Brien is the lack of military response from the United States.
“We’ve had an opportunity to stop those forces” and “we did nothing to stop them,” said the cardinal who has spent much of his life working alongside the US military. “Now those Christian villages have been eradicated, (people) killed, taken into slavery.”
It is true. Their goal is to take over the world for Islam.
That is why immigration is so dangerous at this point in history.
This is happening in some parts of Europe.
1) Many mosques in the USA have been paid for/funded by Saudi Arabia and other foreign Islamic Arab Countries.
2) The Muslim Faith is a “political” movement, as well as religious.
3) Taught in the USA, mosque and related schools, including Saudi text books.
4) ISIS (aka ISIL) stands for ISLAMIC STATE.
5) CALIPHATE is: the political-religious state comprising the Muslim community and the lands and peoples under its dominion.
6) SHARIA LAW is the basic Islamic legal system derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith.
…it’s my understanding that hefty sums from Saudi Arabia have also been funneled to US Universities to develop Islamic studies depts. More than a little disturbing considering there are regular beheadings in the realm of our ‘allies.’ The very same who are taking in zero ‘refugees’.
7) JIHAD is a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty.
8) Lying (Taqiyya and Kitman) to “infidels” (-not of the Muslim faith) is permitted.
The Europeans have created their own mess with:
1 – – – Open Borders;
2 – – – Lax (and unenforced) immigration laws;
3 – – – Disarming their law abiding citizens so they can not defend themselves.
Fix your own errant governments before running to the USA for support.
Yes and the USCCB wants to invite these same forces into the US…no a single refugee not one
We must take a comprehensive view to see what is actually happening. Before us is not just the question of vetting for terrorists. We are fighting for the right to preserve our culture. Liberty is a defining feature in the history of the free world while obedience and submission is the mantra of the Islamic world. We cannot ignore this. Christ calls us to be Christians not fools.
God bless, Cardinal O’Brien for speaking up and keeping it real.
The downplay-the-crisis strategy is not working, but is sadly doing the opposite as those who should be increasingly concerned are lulled to sleep by false narratives of it’s-all-good.
what if things are very very much NOT as they seem???
Anne o nonymous: what do you mean???
Yes, Muslims are killing Christians all over the world. No, there is no effort from the U.S. to stop it.
good guy/bad guy paradigm; us vs. them paradigm =
FALSE dichotomy eliminates all hope of objective analysis.
who serves us up the so-called information we receive?
We can thank our presidiot for being and abetting the muslims. Our presidiot who didn’t love this country and won the hearts of the liberals who didn’t love it either, they wanted to throw out the US Constitution and change our society and republic and democracy form of government to a socialist and muslim, state. Read Obama’s book about his socialist old man’s dreams, some of us paid attention before he was elected and re-elected to tear apart our nation. It is only a matter of time when the US is terrorized like the Europeans are today. Remember 9-11? World caliphate and muslim domination are their goals, and annihilation of Christians is their game. Don’t believe for 1 minute they love Our Lady. Don’t believe for one minute…