Pope: “I dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime”
MAY 6, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER @ www.jihadwatch.org/2016/05/pope-i-dream-of-a-europe-where-being-a-migrant-is-not-a-crime
Ahmad al-Mohammed and one other of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees.
In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t really from Syria at all.
So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe, and now the U.S. as well? An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September 2015, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe. He explained their purpose: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.” These Muslims were going to Europe in the service of that caliphate: “They are going like refugees,” he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, “Just wait.”
This is what the Pope is trying to shame Europeans into accepting. This is what the Pope is trying to make Europeans feel guilty for being concerned about.
The Pope and the Catholic Church are aiding and abetting the destruction of Europe and of Judeo-Christian civilization. And woe to you if you dare dissent from this view: the Catholic hierarchy enforces lockstep on the idea that Islam is a Religion of Peace and the Muslim migrants are harmless refugees much more rigidly than it does its own stated dogmas.
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
“Pope rebukes ‘weary’ Europe, says migrants not criminals,” by Philip Pullella, Reuters, May 6, 2016:
VATICAN CITY, May 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday lamented a Europe he said had grown “weary” and “entrenched”, and urged the continent not to see migrants as criminals.
Francis made his pointed comments in the presence of top EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and the presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council.
“What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom? What has happened to you, Europe, the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters?” he asked.
“What has happened to you, Europe, the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters?”
The pope was speaking at a ceremony in the Vatican’s frescoed Sala Regia to award him the Charlemagne Prize, conferred annually by the German city of Aachen to those who have contributed most to the ideals of post-war Europe….
Francis called Europe “weary, yet still rich in energies and possibilities” and said it was “increasingly entrenched, rather than open to initiating new social processes capable of engaging all individuals and groups in the search for new and productive solutions to current problems.”
The Argentine, the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, said desire for European unity “seems to be fading” and that “those who consider putting up fences” were betraying the dream of the founders of a modern Europe.
“I dream of a Europe that cares for children, that offers fraternal help to the poor and those newcomers seeking acceptance because they have lost everything and need shelter … I dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime,” he said.
Addressing the pope, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the migrant crisis represented “a defining challenge for Europe.”…
[That it is, indeed. But not in the way that Schulz thinks.]