Europe’s New Official History Erases Christianity, Promotes Islam

A few days ago, some of Europe’s most important intellectuals — including British philosopher Roger Scruton, former Polish Education Minister Ryszard Legutko, German scholar Robert Spaemann and Professor Rémi Brague from the Sorbonne in France — issued “The Paris Statement“. In their ambitious statement, they rejected the “false Christendom of universal human rights” and the “utopian, pseudo-religious crusade for a borderless world”. Instead, they called for a Europe based on “Christian roots”, drawing inspiration from the “Classical tradition” and rejecting multiculturalism:

“The patrons of the false Europe are bewitched by superstitions of inevitable progress. They believe that History is on their side, and this faith makes them haughty and disdainful, unable to acknowledge the defects in the post-national, post-cultural world they are constructing. Moreover, they are ignorant of the true sources of the humane decencies they themselves hold dear — as do we. They ignore, even repudiate the Christian roots of Europe. At the same time they take great care not to offend Muslims, who they imagine will cheerfully adopt their secular, multicultural outlook”.

In 2007, reflecting on the cultural crisis of the continent, Pope Benedict said that Europe is now “doubting its very identity“. In 2017, Europe took a further step: creating a post-Christian pro-Islam identity. Europe’s official buildings and exhibitions have indeed been erasing Christianity and welcoming Islam.

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  • tom_billesley

    [4 medical missionaries from UK kidnapped in Delta State, Nigeria]

    Some group of people wey dem dey suspect say dem be militants don kidnap four UK citizens for Niger Delta wey be di oil region for Nigeria. Na police and community leaders dey talk dis one.
    One of di local community leaders talk say di UK citizens bin dey work for di Burutu area of Delta state wey dey for Southern Nigeria.
    Di police talk talk person for Delta state Andrew Aniamaka say na on Friday dem kidnap dem. Aniamaka talk say two of di victims wey dem kidnap na husband and wife.
    Another community leader, Chief Theo Fakama talk say di four victims bin don dey give di community people free medical and religious help.
    https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41669240

    • Who exactly is the market for this, I wonder?

      • shasta

        Toronto high school graduates?

      • A Muslimah

        As the (AN) thread was closed, I’m responding to you here, (well through ”Disqus”) there really is something so ironic, quite satirical in having YOU, (caps for emphasis) lecture ME, about the ”cesspit” and ”depravity” of Hollywood, and ”leftist” values. LOL, a pretty lecture indeed!

        Quote:

        ”Some guy goes on about how the problems of the world can be solved through the application of “Islamic values”, and if I dispute the wonderfulness of this scenario by bringing up certain salient issues which would spring naturally to the minds of most people, then I’m
        ‘just hav(ing) to take “it” “there’? Where there? Where exactly is there, and what exactly is wrong with “there”?”

        Which is precisely why I asked, if you even knew what you were talking about! The title of the article in question: ”Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best — poll.”

        The ”guy” you responded to, wrote exclusively about teaching ”Islamic values”, to ”Arab youths”, in a MUSLIM country, he was correct in that. You took offence and had to ”dispute”. We’re talking about Muslims in living in Muslim lands here, what business is it of yours exactly?

        The hypocrisy you so frequently display -banging on about preserving your ”values” from those ”who wish to destroy them”, whilst at the same time attempting to destroy the values of others- is simply quite astounding!

        And ”taking it there” is exactly where you have gone (as expected). You know the ‘drill’…

        Quote:

        ”…the concomitant custom that a woman must move in the world worried constantly that some man will perceive her as insufficiently modest, and therefore a legitimate target for harassment.”

        Pathetic, and certainly not the ”concomitant custom” of Islamic values. It’s really quite audacious, that you could even attempt, or think it your place, to describe the lives of Muslim women, whom you absolutely hate and care nothing for. You don’t get to project your warped vision of Islamic values, onto a false description of our lives as Muslim women.

        And there’s nothing ”salient” about bringing up ”issues” that have no basis in Islam, or are condemned by it. Under what circumstances ever, do Islamic values (not cultural aberrations)
        permit, or ‘legitimise targeting’ women for ”harassment”?! Clearly a deficiency in your ”knowledge” of Islamic teachings.

        As for, quote:

        ”Blame the depravity of Hollywood on your sympathizers, enablers and allies.”

        What a trip. I am a Muslim woman, living in a Muslim country that I’ve migrated to -an important teaching in Islam. I live here happily with my family, in peace and security. In what way, shape or form, does anyone, in your part of the world…Hollywood, wherever, sympathise and enable me?

        Such accusation implies a need, a yearning, or a want of some kind from my side, and believe me, I do not need, yearn nor want anything from the likes of you or those similar to you. So keep me out of your internal battles with your fellow compatriots, ”left” or ”right”.

        • So the fact that women in Muslim countries have to wear these ridiculous outfits to stave off harassment and rape is merely a “cultural aberration”. Given that there really is no Muslim country where that isn’t the case, it’s not much of an “aberration”, is it?

          As for “sympathizing and enabling” – well, Harvey Weinstein may not be doing anything for you personally, but the left in general is shilling for Islam. I don’t quite see how you can interpret that as an accusation against you. And don’t say that doesn’t concern me: you might have seen it as your duty to relocate to a Muslim country; other Muslims are pouring into the West and demanding that we change to accommodate them. They are also, as you may be aware, going on rape sprees in Europe and serially abusing and pimping out children. Google “Rotherham”, if you’re allowed that kind of access to information in Saudi or wherever you are. If a Muslim ever does something nice it’s a glowing tribute to the wonderfulness of Islam. Endless misogyny and predation, however: that’s a “cultural aberration” which has nothing to do with “Islamic values”. Values are up for interpretation, I suppose. [for example, I take it you don’t see eye to eye with, to pick a name almost at random, “Australian” “sheikh” Taj Din al-Hilali, who holds that members of Lebanese rape gangs can’t really be held responsible for their behaviour. To quote: ‘(there are) women who “sway suggestively” and wore make-up and immodest dress … “and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years”.

          “But the problem, but the problem all began with who?… If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem… If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred.”‘ Lebanese cultural aberration, I guess.] Still, at some point, after a millennium and a half or so, a person’s best bet might be to judge a tree by its fruit.

          I guess Islam is a bit like communism. Horrible in practice, but the fans insist it’s never been tried properly.

          All that aside, however, I certainly don’t hate you and I’m not out to get you or anything, although I rather get the impression that you think I am. Given that you believe Islam is the one true faith, I find your decision to move to a Muslim country admirable. And please rest assured that, beyond morbid curiosity, I don’t much care what goes on in Saudi. I used to care about stuff like that, but now I’m all cynical and pessimistic and I don’t have the energy.

          • A Muslimah

            Whilst it is understandable, (to a certain degree) that you, (and others) may consider our outer garments to be -well, certainly not ”ridiculous”- but ugly or unattractive, (more or less as is intended). You (and others) really have to get past your issues with Muslim women and Hijab. As a woman who wears Hijab happily, with confidence, (covering in public from head to toe) I say: Let. It. Go.

            Modesty is a good thing. A praiseworthy attribute that is required from both men and women in Islam. Islam has a dress code for men as well as women, and guidance on behaviour and mannerisms that apply to all Muslim men and women collectively. Modesty is not simply a woman’s forte in Islam, it’s a man’s religious duty too. All of this negative focus on Muslim women will achieve nothing with intelligent Muslim women, who have knowledge of Islamic teachings.

            To but it bluntly: We will not fight against any aspect of our Religion, we will not fight our men, but we will fight and reject cultural aberrations, ”predation” and ”misogyny”, and by misogyny I do not mean some radical feminist definition, whereby any, (positive) input from responsible men into the lives of women is considered dangerous or harmful, but rather true misogyny as an injustice to women, or a hatred of women and a mistreatment of them. Intelligent Muslim women know exactly what is intended by the constant focus on us, our role in our societies, our attire -all of it being deemed ”oppressive”. For example, I have never heard anyone demand the ”freedom” or ”right” of Muslim men to bare their thighs, remove their loose clothing and wear tight shorts in public instead, (something they are NOT permitted to do) it sounds ridiculous just saying it. In truth, it’s really quite tedious responding to the constant erroneous accusations about our status as women in Islam, but it is what it is.

            There’s so much misinformation about Hijab, it’s meaning and purpose. Travel the world and you’ll find many women wearing some form of ”Hijab”, why focus so much on Muslim women wearing it? There are Christian women -in the West- who wear Hijab (some of whom you’ll find posting videos of their experiences on Youtube). I have seen Jewish (Hasidic) women wearing the so called ‘Burqa’ in the West, full face veil, everything!

            We Muslim women do not wear Hijab to; ”stave off harassment and rape”, what an awful indictment that would make about men in general. No, men are not the enemy. There is a strong, natural attraction between men and women, which is a good thing in the right place, and a trial/test (Fitnah) in the wrong place. Hijab is just one of the means to lessen, even the slightest chance of that trial/test from either side (male or the female). I will not apologise for any aspect of Islam, that is truly of it and Hijab is truly for the benefit of a Muslim woman as an individual, over and above anything else.

            As for the idea that Muslim men are somehow permitted to behave like animals in places where women do not wear Hijab, comparing women to pieces of ”meat”, it’s a terrible notion, completely alien to Islamic teachings, a sick statement to make, (where do you find these of the so called, self-appointed ”muftis” and ”sheikhs” who present themselves as ”representatives” and are ever present on your TV shows/debates?) it’s completely unacceptable.

            Muslim men are required to ”lower their gaze” in the presence of unrelated women, Muslim or non-Muslim, covered or uncovered. A man should not even stare at a woman long enough to ascertain whether she ”sways suggestively” or not, he should be oblivious to it. ”Lowering the gaze”, and never touching the opposite sex (not even a handshake) is required and considered respectful (even though many of you consider it offensive).

            The depraved criminal acts that certain vile men have committed are theirs and theirs alone. Don’t try to claim Islam permits such disgusting behaviour or racist attitudes, (because much of it does come down purely to racism). And I have to ask: Is Islam a Religion, or a race? Does having dark skin, a ”funny” sounding name, being a foreigner or a refugee equate- Muslim? Are all these ”refugees” Muslim?

            There’s no denial that these men exist, (just as they exist in every other community) but the desperation to turn their crimes, into -yet another- ”Islamic” or ”Muslim” issue is really truly telling, it’s not an ”Islamic” problem. Have you ever called the sick sexual abuse and of millions of young children, little boys and girls by bishops and priests around the world -spanning decades- a Christian problem” or a ”Catholic” one?

            Let these men dare to try that in Saudi-Arabia -for example- they’ve committed, rape, adultery, alcohol and drug abuse, totally condemned and forbidden in Islam, and also punishable by Shariah, rape and adultery would see these vile men facing death sentences, and please don’t try to say Islam allows rapists to get away with attacking women, or girls, heads would roll, (quite literally) instead of the ‘tap on the wrist’ that your laws give them, and even after that, your laws will not allow their deportation.

            I know, I have written way too much, I will conclude by saying I don’t see the ”left” as ”shilling for Islam” at all, I believe that -like you- they absolutely hate it. It’s more of a case of ”killing me softly”, (or gently) the idea being to change Islam and weaken Muslims’ adherence to it gradually, in stages, using ”tools” such as ”political correctness” (a concept I dislike) which is basically being two faced and acting deceptively.

        • Oh, and we’re both wrong. It’s concomitant with.

          • A Muslimah

            Pretty sure that both: ‘for’ and ‘with’ are acceptable. But thank you all the same, I’ll check it out.

    • Linda1000

      I thought you were making that lingo up and then clicked on the article. lol What’s the local language in Nigeria?

      • tom_billesley

        There are lots of Nigerian languages, this is Pidgin English. The BBC have recently started to support it.

        • Linda1000

          Kind of like American black ghetto speak and I don’t understand that very well either. lol

  • Liberal Progressive

    They are still showing their systemic Islamophobia until all those European and Scandinavian countries remove the crosses from their flags!

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    The Paris Statement is ambitious and much needed.

    Sadly, it will appeal to only a small minority of European citizens not brainwashed by the 20th century legacies of Communism/Socialism, secularism, mass immigration, a corrupt media, etc. etc. etc. Too little late, although I thoroughly read the Statement and applaud the effort. For Europeans to develop an appreciation of Christian theology and act on it in order to save Europe is, alas, a fantasy.

  • bob e

    we have heard this over & over ..

  • That’s a trifle inconvenient. How would one explain all of those churches?

    The French Revolution failed the first time. It won’t work the second time.

  • Bless his heart

    Islam is death.

  • marty_p

    The Europeans have a lot of experience erasing a mainstream religion – less than 80 years ago they erased 6 million Jews – burned synagogues and demolished Jewish cemeteries… now the liberal left in partnership with Islam will erase Christianity one church at a time.

    • tom_billesley

      Church? The leadership of established churches will remove all the offensive Christian paraphenalia and throw open the doors to a “multifaith community prayer resource”.