Imams in church: A grave offence against faith and reason

Imams in church: A grave offence against faith and reason

[They’re scouting the territory in preparation for the takeover]

Roberto de Mattei
Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana
Posted by Adfero. at 8/03/2016
Il Tempo
August 3, 2016

The President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, Angelo Bagnasco criticized those Catholics who were disconcerted and in many cases indignant at the invitation made to Muslims to pray in Italian churches on Sunday 31st July: “Really, I don’t understand the reason – he said – there doesn’t seem to me to be any real reason.” In his view, the adhesion of thousands of Muslims to pray at the altar would be “an expression of condemnation and absolute disassociation on the part of those – Muslims, but not only – who are unaccepting of any form of violence.”

In reality, as Monsignor Antonio Livi noted on La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana site, the Muslim participation at the liturgical ceremonies in Italy and France, was a senseless as well as a sacrilegious act. Sacrilegious since Catholic churches, in contrast to mosques, are not centres for conferences or propaganda, but sacred places, where due worship and adoration to Jesus Christ, truly present “in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity” in the Eucharist, is rendered. If a meeting to condemn violence was deemed necessary, this political act could have taken place in any other place, but not in the House of God, Who, for the Pope and Italian Bishops can only be the one true God in Three Persons, and Who, in the course of the centuries has been intensely fought, manu militari, by Islam.

In Rome, in the Basilica of Santa Maria Trastevere, where three imams of the Capital City were seated in the front pew, two of them, Ben Mohamed Mohamed and Sami Salem, spoke from the pulpit citing the Koran several times, but turned their backs on the Gospel during the Homily, murmuring a Muslim prayer while the Catholics recited the Credo. In Bari Cathedral, the so-called Imam, Sharif Lorenzini, recited in Arabic the first Sura of the Koran which condemns the unbelief of Christians, with these words: “Guide us to the straight path, the path of those upon whom you have bestowed favour, not of those who have evoked your anger or of those who have gone astray.”

What took place is also a senseless act, precisely for the reason that there are no grounds at all for Muslims to be invited to pray and give sermons in a Catholic Church. The initiative by the Italian and French gives the impression that Islam, as such, is devoid of any responsibility in the strategy of terror; as if it isn’t in the name of the Koran that fanatic but coherent Muslims are massacring Christians all over the world. To deny, as Pope Francis does, that what is in progress is not a religious war, is like denying that the Red Brigade terrorists in the 1970s were conducting a political war against the Italian State.

The motive of the ISIS terrorists is both religious and ideological and draws pretexts from a number of verses from the Koran. In the name of the Koran, tens of thousands of Catholics are being persecuted in the world, from the Middle East, to Nigeria, to Indonesia. And while the new edition of Dabiq, the Caliphate’s official periodical is inviting its soldiers to destroy the Cross and kill Christians, the Italian Episcopal Conference is releasing the Mohammedan religion of all responsibility, attributing the massacres in recent months to a few extremists. The exact opposite is true: it was only a minority of Muslims (23,000 in over 2 million Muslims registered officially) adhering to the mad initiative promoted by the Italian Episcopal Conference. How can you fault the majority which returned the invitation to sender, accusing those who accepted it of hypocrisy?

Why should Muslims who profess a faith not only different but antithetical to the Catholic faith go and pray and preach in a Catholic church or invite Catholics to preach and pray in their mosques?

In every way, what took place on July 31st is a grave offence against both faith and reason.

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12 comments on “Imams in church: A grave offence against faith and reason

  1. When you’re with the Ragheads
    Have a yabba dabba doo time
    a dabba doo time
    We’ll have a throat-slitting old time!

  2. Are popes praying in mosques also a “grave offence against faith and reason”?




  3. Someone in Belgium today hacked up a lady cop using a machete and shouting “allahu akbar” – or something like that. What could possibly have motivated him?

    • Belgium: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” attacks police officers with machete


      “Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted this afternoon: ‘I strongly condemn the attack at Charleroi. My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the police. We are following the situation very closely.’”

      These weak, tepid, pro-forma responses are increasingly embarrassing. Who cares if Charles Michel condemns the attack? Was there ever any doubt that the Prime Minister of Belgium would condemn an attack on two Belgian police officers? Who cares if his thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and the police? What are his thoughts going to accomplish? Who cares if he is following the situation? The big unanswered question is, What is he going to do to prevent this from happening again? And the answer is: nothing. Nothing at all, except import more jihadis and get ready for the next jihad attack so that he can issue another condemnation.

      Belgium machete attack

      BREAKING NEWS: Man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacks police officers with machete in Belgium,” by Dion Dassanayake and Nick Gutteridge, Express, August 6, 2016:

      A MAN shouting “Allahu Akbar” has attacked and wounded two police officers with a machete in Belgium this afternoon.

      A man approached the male and female officer outside a police station in the city of Charleroi, south of Brussels, and set upon them with the blade.

      He was then shot and wounded by a third officer nearby and taken into custody alive, but according to Belgian French TV station RTBF he has since died of his injuries.

      It is understood that the female officer suffered “bad” injuries to her face, whilst her male co-worker was not so seriously injured.

      A police source said: “She was rushed to hospital and is in a particularly bad way.”

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    • Oh, I thought it was “alley ankle,” “aloha lumbar” … was it “allahu akbar,” seriously?

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