Islamism Rises from Europe’s Secularism

On October 2000, in the sunny French city of Nice, the 105-member European Convention drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Drawn up by the committee of former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the document only referred to the “cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe”. The European Parliament had rejected a proposal from Christian Democrat MEPs and Pope John Paul II, toinclude in the text Europe’s “Judaeo-Christian roots”.

In the 75,000-word Charter there is not a single mention of Christianity. Since then, a wind of aggressive secularism has pervaded all EU policies. The European Court of Human Rights, for example, asked to remove crucifixes from classrooms: they were allegedly a threat to democracy.

  • Daviddowntown

    OT: Just watched clinton cash at Breibart. It made me sick to my stomache.

  • Saint John Paul II was right.

    They should heed his words even more now.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      He was the last GOOD Pope.

      • And Pope Emeritus Benedict?

        • Daviddowntown

          I thought he was excellent.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          He seemed to have been forced out, which is not how you want to go out as Pope.
          I guess that lowers his standing, unless you have different thoughts.

  • Millie_Woods

    They removed crucifixes from classrooms but they teach Islam in German schools.

    Never sympathize with the Europeans.

  • Waffle

    Amazing how that Divine Retribution thing works, isn’t it?