Father Rosica on Islam: 180º from reality

Father Rosica on Islam: 180º from reality

As well as other Vaticanistas – including the Head Honcho

By Phil Lawler (CatholicCulture.org) | Nov 16, 2015

“Allahu akbar” was never a call to violence & destruction.

That astonishing quote comes from the Father Thomas Rosica, the English-language attaché of the Vatican press office, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

What is “astonishing” about the statement? Simply that it is so clearly wrong, so blatantly at odds with the facts. Does Father Rosica expect his readers to forget the many times in recent years when we have heard those words, ”Allahu akbar,” invoked precisely as a celebration of violence and destruction?

Father Rosica’s statement is obviously false. And he knows it’s false, because in the blog post from which it is taken, he goes on to talk about the proper response to Islamic extremism. “Muslim leaders and moderate Muslims need to condemn acts of violence and terror,” he says, and on that we can all agree.

The danger confronting our world is Islamic terrorism. It obfuscates the issue to speak of terrorism in generic terms, as the Obama White House does. It muddies the waters to remark, in the context of the deaths in Paris, that all religious faiths have been tainted by violence. (Are you worried about Presbyterian terrorists?) Nor is it helpful to observe that most Muslims are peaceful. Of course the terrorists are a minority, but they are a very dangerous minority, and we cannot ignore their appeal. Why are so many Muslims tempted toward violence?

Even before asking that question, let alone resolving the answer, some people—like Father Rosica, like President Obama—seem determined to believe (or to pretend) that there is no link between Islam and terror. Is it a coincidence, then, that so many terrorists have recruited their troops from the ranks of Islamic zealots (perhaps the same sort of coincidence as the 80 consecutive years of bad weather that resulted in disappointing harvests in Russia under Communism)?

Apparently many people in the West are loath to link Islam with terrorists for fear of offending moderate Muslims. But any peace-loving Muslims should be as worried as we are by the prospect of Islamic terrorism—more worried, indeed, because their faith is being abused and disgraced. Responsible Muslim leaders should be anxious to join in any effort to root out the problem.

The reality is 180º removed from Father Rosica’s statement. “Allahu akbar” has become a call to violence and destruction. That’s a very large problem for the West, but it’s also a problem for moderate Islam. If some Muslims deny the problem—if they take offense when the problem is mentioned—then they’re part of the problem.

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3 comments on “Father Rosica on Islam: 180º from reality

  1. “They just won’t recognize the disease that is widespread in the Church these days – it is called Modernism and it has infected millions of Catholics. It is clearly evident among those who will not criticize the papacy out of a misjudged sense of Obedience. One wonders just how bad things will get before they come to their senses. They will do everything in their power to deny the request of Our Lady of Fatima all the while accepting the abuses that follow this denial, including almost clear-cut heresy emanating from the highest levels in the hierarchy, including, sadly, the current Occupant of the Chair of Peter. All we can do is pray that they will come to their senses before it is too late”.

    Whaddya do with vermin? You exterminate them. You don’t invite them into your home and say: “Welcome, come on it and infect us.” If you look up the definition of “vermin” you will find that it includes not only animals but bad people. Are the islamist terrorists who go around killing and imposing their will on innocent people, are they bad people? Methinks so.

  2. What popes sound like: “… there is hope that very many from the abominable sect of Mahomet will be converted to the Catholic faith.”

    NOV 17, 2015 by HILARY WHITE in What’s up with Francis-Church?

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    Pope Pius II – “Turn the anger of the Almighty against the godless Turks and Barbarians who despise Christ the Lord…..In the royal city of the east, they have slain the successor of Constantine and his people, desecrated the temples of the Lord, defiled the noble church of Justinian with their Mohometan abominations. Each success, will only be a stepping stone until he has mastered all the Western Monarchs, overthrow the Christian Faith, and imposed the law of his false prophet on the whole world”

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    Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434: “Moreover, we trust that with God’s help another benefit will accrue to the Christian commonwealth; because from this union, once it is established, there is hope that very many from the abominable sect of Mahomet will be converted to the Catholic faith.”

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    Sept 26, 1459 Pope Pius II: “In the royal city of the east [Constantinople], they have slain the successor of Constantine and his people, desecrated the temples of the Lord, defiled the noble church of Justinian with their Mohometan abominations. Each success, will only be a stepping stone until he has mastered all the Western Monarchs, overthrow the Christian Faith, and imposed the law of his false prophet on the whole world”

    ~

    Pope Leo X – Fifth Lateran Council Session 12, Mar 16, 1517

    “… the Turks and other infidels … They treat the way of true light and salvation with complete contempt and totally unyielding blindness …”

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    Also saints and Doctors of the Church:

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Pt. II, Q. 12, A. 1, Obj. 2:

    “… if anyone were to… worship at the tomb of Mahomet, he would be deemed an apostate.”
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    St. John Bosco: “It would take too long to tell you all the stories about this famous impostor (…) Mohamed’s religion consists of a monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity. Mohamed propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but through the force of arms. [It is] a religion that favors every sort of licentiousness and which, in a short time, allowed Mohamed to become the leader of a troop of brigands. Along with them he raided the countries of the East and conquered the people, not by introducing the Truth, not by miracles or prophecy; but for one reason only: to raise his sword over the heads of the conquered shouting: believe or die.”

    • That right there, for any neo-Catholics or liberals that happen to be trolling here on AQ, is all one needs to compare the theology of the pre-conciliar popes and saints, to the popes and “saints” of the post-conciliar church. Which do you think is closer to the teachings of Our Lord, the Apostles, St. Paul and the fathers of the Church? I’ll give you a hint, it ain’t the post-conciliar one’s!

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