Wednesday, October 5, 2016

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Do you remember that Cardinal Schonboern had the sheer, wrongheaded, Islamophobic temerity to suggest that Europe was facing a new Muslim invasion? Read on, from Ignatius His Conclave:

The Pummerin (‘Boomer’) in the steeple of the Stephansdom in Vienna is the third largest swinging bell in Europe. It was cast in 1705 from cannon captured from the Turks at the Second Siege of Vienna , and refounded in 1951, using the metal of the old bell with the addition of bronze from Turkish cannon in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.
On Easter Day, shaking the steeple, the great bell rings out announcing the Lord’s Resurrection and recalling again the defeat of the city’s most formidable enemy. No sound could more delight the Christian people.
Except…the words of their own Archbishop, in his Cathedral Church, on the 333rd anniversary of Sobieski’s great victory. He was bold enough to say what every inhabitant of the continent knows: that a concerted Islamic invasion of Europe is once again underway. ‘Will there now be a third attempt at an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims think so and long for it and say: This Europe is at an end.’
Except… having spoken the truth (boldly going where no politician dares to tread) the Archbishop unaccountably lost his nerve and issued a retraction. This ‘has absolutely nothing to do with Islam… It is clear that many Islamists would like to take advantage of our weakness, but they are not responsible for it. We are.’ Apparently what he was really intending to say was that the violence being experienced in almost every country in Europe is not to be attributed to Muslim malice, but to Christian infidelity. We have brought this upon ourselves.
Tell that to Fr Jacques Hamel.
Cardinal Schoenborn is a charming and cultured man, and a theologian of considerable distinction. So it is a tragedy that he has succumbed to the pressures of the zeitgeist in this demeaning way.
And the more tragic still that he should have done so in the former capital of the Habsburg lands, where the pressure of Islamic invasion was most acutely felt and most heroically resisted.

Sobieski routes the Jihad at Vienna

Tell that to Fr. Jacques Hamel, well said.

Wake up.



LL said...

They can resist the invasion or succumb to it. The choice is theirs and despite previous oblivion, they are waking up.

The Swedes, who imported and welcomed the human lice now find that 3% of the refugees have jobs. Most are either content to live on generous welfare benefits or have entered the "black market" and engage in criminal behavior. I learned this from friends in Norway who point the finger at the Swedes as a bunch of dupes. Some of the lice that Norway expelled for being Jihadis moved to Sweden.

Such is the nature of the two peoples. One is a Lutheran people with a solid work ethic. The other is a slovenly people who are trying to make Stockholm into Damascus while eating from the work of others. Welcome to Islam. (religion of peace)

The Swedes are also having problems with Muslims who are creating ghettos where non lice are not allowed.

Adrienne said...

It makes me sad to read stuff like this. Very, very sad. Sigh

LindaG said...

I agree with Adrienne. Very disappointing.

LSP said...

LL: Good luck, Sweden, rape capital of Europe.

LSP said...

He shouldn't have backed down, Adrienne. I guess the pressure was too huge, but still...

LSP said...

Linda: Very.