Europe: Allah Takes over Churches, Synagogues

Last year, at the famous Biennale artistic festival in Venice, Swiss artist Christian Büchel took the ancient Catholic Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and converted it into a mosque. The church had not been used for Christian worship for more than forty years. Büchel decorated the baroque walls with Arabic writing, covered the floor with a prayer rug, and hid the crucifix behind a prayer niche indicating the direction of Mecca, the holy city of Islam. It was a provocation.

But everywhere else in Europe, the practice of Islam really is outstripping Christianity, while Jews are leaving — not only France but the old continent — en masse.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Christians and Jews should blow up their own disused buildings after they vacate them.

    • Europe, soon no one will want to visit let alone care.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Tourism numbers are tumbling, and it is getting increasingly difficult to organize tours that effectively “edit out” contemporary reality. My brother and his wife cancelled their French holiday two years ago because the “bicycle tour” aspect – they are both avid cyclists – had been cancelled for “security reasons”. Europe is close to dead.

    • No, Christians should start using them again!

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Except there are virtually no Christians left in Europe, just muzzies and atheists.

        • Therein lies the problem.

          What have the Europeans traded their civilisation for?

  • Save us Vladimir!

  • Brenda

    Seeing as the pope is basically useless, I nominate this guy for boss of all the Christians:

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Not only will Israel be the conservator of Judaism, but of Christianity as well.

  • Maggat

    Christian Büchel should be taken out and shot forthwith.