Thursday, 4 August 2016
Francis Versus Islam
Francis has made remarks that the recent spate of violent acts by Muslims are ‘not a religious war’; that the Muslim religion is ‘one of peace’, and that Catholics too can be violent. According to Francis “the world is at war…it’s not a religious war…It’s a war of interests, a war for money. A war for natural resources and for the dominion of the peoples…Every religion wants peace”
In saying such things Francis can be said to be showing that his opinions are based more on secular PC (politically correct) values, than on Gospel values (thus his aversion to Traditional Catholics and his desire to accommodate cohabitation, civilly ‘re-married’ divorcees and active homosexuality etc. While orthodox Catholics have long decried his statements and leanings toward cohabitation, civilly ‘re-married’ divorcees and homosexual activity, an Isis Magazine has now corrected his statements on Islam and Muslim violence. According to Brietpart.com the Isis article apparently states that:
“This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation and the nations of disbelief,”
“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,”
“The blood of the disbelievers is obligatory to spill by default. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers, as Allah said, ‘Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them.
“The gist of the matter is that there is indeed a rhyme to our terrorism, warfare, ruthlessness, and brutality…
The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay [tax for infidels] and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.”
CathNews notes that Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan of the Syriac Church has noted that by saying Islam is non-violent Francis is not in tune with the experience of Christians in Syria. Has the Patriarch got it wrong? Have ISIS got themselves all wrong, or is Francis wrong and we are being attacked for religious purposes? I would like to think Francis is right; but he appears to be either incredibly naïve or too PC for the good of his souls and ours.