Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cardinal Says Secularization of Europe has Doomed it to Islamization

"The Muslims definitely have many reasons to be heading [to Europe]. They also have a religious one – to bring the spiritual values of faith in God to the pagan environment of Europe, to its atheistic style of life," the Cardinal said.

The British public are concerned at the rise of Islam in the UK and fear that the country is deeply divided along religious lines, according to a major survey.

-- From "Cardinal says Christian Europe is to blame for Islamisation" by Simon Caldwell, London Telegraph 1/6/10

Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, the Archbishop of Prague, said Muslims were well placed to fill the spiritual void "created as Europeans systematically empty the Christian content of their lives".

"Europe will pay dear for having left its spiritual foundations . . .

"Unless the Christians wake up, life may be Islamised and Christianity will not have the strength to imprint its character on the life of people, not to say society."

He said he did not blame Muslims for the crisis as Europeans had brought it upon themselves by exchanging their Christian culture for an aggressive secularism that embraced atheism.

"Europe has denied its Christian roots from which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger that it will be conquered by Muslims, which is actually happening gradually," he said.

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From "Britons are suspicious towards Muslims, study finds" by Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent, London Telegraph 1/9/10

More than half the [British] population would be strongly opposed to a mosque being built in their neighbourhood, the study found.

A large proportion of the country believes that the multicultural experiment has failed, with 52 per cent considering that Britain is deeply divided along religious lines and 45 per cent saying that religious diversity has had a negative impact.

Only a quarter of Britons feel positive towards Muslims, while more than a third report feeling “cool” towards them.

The findings, to be published later this month in the respected British Social Attitudes Survey, show that far greater opposition to Islam than to any other faith and reveal that most people are willing to limit freedom of speech in an attempt to silence religious extremists.

“This apparent threat to national identity (or even, some fear, to security) reduces the willingness to accommodate free expression.

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