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Friday, March 4, 2016

Pope: Putting a Positive Spin on Cultural Suicide

Pope Francis says ‘Arab invasion’ is social fact
... and a good thing

Pope Francis © Tony Gentile / Reuters

Europe is facing an ‘Arab invasion’, Pope Francis mused
 while addressing a French Christian group, 
adding that the trend is actually a positive one

“We can speak today of Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” the pontiff said, according to extracts from his address earlier this week which were published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on Thursday.

 He then added: “How many invasions has Europe experienced in the course of its history! But it’s always been able to overcome them and move forward, finding itself complimented and improved by the cultural exchange they brought about.”

The key word here is 'overcome'. Europe cannot overcome what it is willingly surrendering to. Yes, many Muslims will become westernized, but many will never abandon their barbaric ways or their insane religion. It is this segment that will grow fastest and become more and more politically powerful. Europeans will want to attract Muslim voters and so will appease them with such things as limited Shariah, denouncing Israel, promoting halal foods, etc.

Eventually, these hard-liners will bring the soft Muslims back into the fold, either by propaganda or by more violent means. When that happens, Europe will cease to exist.

The Pontiff also reflected on the history of migration into Europe and the positive impact it has had on European culture as we now know it.

There has never been a migration on this scale, one simply cannot logically compare it to previous migrations.

The Pope also declared that Europe is “the only continent that can bring some unity to the world”. He then added, that in order to fulfill its “universal role”, Europe must “rediscover its cultural roots”.

How is Europe to discover its roots when it has been pouring weed-killer on them for the past several years? The Pope is saying that cultural influence from migrants is a good thing, while, at the same time, is asking them to rediscover their roots. That's like serving your guest tilapia smothered in very hot sauce, then asking if they like the delicate, subtle flavour of the fish.

Europe continues struggling with an unseen influx of asylum seekers. The number of Syrians seeking asylum doubled to 362,800 last year and the number of Iraqis jumped to 121,500, as the European Commission said Friday.

This news came after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Austria and other Balkan countries of “killing Europe” by imposing border restrictions in a move that’s led to an approximate 30,000 asylum seekers now being stranded across Greece.

Of course, those Balkan states will tell you that they are trying to save Europe from cultural suicide. How can you argue with that?

I have great sympathy for the migrants escaping the senseless wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. But I sincerely believe that the majority of them should be going to other Muslim countries rather than being absorbed into a culture that is foreign, and often, repulsive to them.

“What those countries agreed on and decided goes against all of the rules and against the whole of Europe and we regard it as an unfriendly move,” Tsipras said in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper. “It cannot be that after something is adopted at an EU summit, some decide to simply close their borders. These countries are killing Europe!”

In the course of the past 2 weeks, an enormous makeshift refugee camp has sprung up on the Greek border with Macedonia, after the latter stopped letting in migrants following the so-called ‘Balkan route’ into Europe.

Over 11 thousand people are now waiting for Macedonia to reopen its border so they could move forward into Europe and seek asylum there, the most craved destination being Germany. The country, which has accepted over one million refugees in 2015, has been an outspoken supporter of mandatory migrant quotas for EU member states.

Migrants waiting at Macedonia's border with Greece