Pope Francis said he would not label Islam as "terrorist" because that would be unfair and not true, but in a church in Poland, he implored God to protect people from the "devastating wave" of terrorism in many parts of the world.
When asked why he did not describe a priest's murder and other attacks as Islamic terrorism, Francis replied,
Francis also said recently that, "Killing in God's name is satanic," which is what most Islamic terrorists seem to do.
One has to read George Friedman's 'Europe's Long War with Islam' to get some perspective on whether Islam is a religion of peace or war.
It would seem that a brief review of Islamic history would show that whenever Islam is dominating there is little peace.
Sorry to hear that the Pope is not interested in speaking about Catholic violence, which there has been no shortage of in the Church's 2000-year history.
Today the concern is with Islamic violence after the centuries it took for the Church to turn to a less violent path. However, the Pope is right to say it inappropriate to talk about one without the other.
Church has a Nasty History
An event I remember from the Church's nasty history had to do with the genocide of the Cathars.
There is still violence in the Church but it has subsided considerably.
However, some people feel that,
On 21 July 1209, under the command of the papal legate, Arnaud-Amaury, the Pope's soldiers started to besiege a city, calling on the Catholics within to come out, and demanding that the Cathars surrender.
Both groups refused.
The entire population was slaughtered and the city burned to the ground. Contemporary sources give estimates of the number of dead ranging between 15,000 and 20,000.
Another Inquisition was established in 1234 to uproot the remaining Cathars.
Operating in the south at Toulouse, it succeeded in crushing Catharism as a popular movement and driving its remaining adherents underground. Punishments for Cathars who refused to recant ranged from cross wearing and pilgrimage to imprisonment and burning.
I hope this makes the Pope happy meaning that it is now fair to talk about Islam as a religion of war and conquest.
However, before we do that it is a good time to talk directly about the Pope and what he is doing. This does not depend on whether you agree or disagree about Islam's peaceful intent.
In fact, I think it best to leave that discussion to another essay but have already published significantly about this.
What is the Pope Doing?
One has to wonder,
The Catholic Church is an integral part of Western Civilization yet it now seems to be committed to the destruction of the West.
Islam has invaded the West before and is doing so again but this time Rome is asleep at the switch. So the right has to wake itself up and what will come will not be pretty.
It already is ugly because of present political forces and an elite hell bent on shaping the world to their designs.
It is not too difficult to see that the Pope is working for the global agenda, for one world government and even one world religion. I first detected this when he joined the global warming banner when the truth is that we are living in a world that is about to turn radically colder.
For the Russians, they would be happy for it to warm. It would be wonderful news for it would vastly increase their agriculture but neither Putin nor Russian astrophysics believe in the farce, but the Pope does.
Neither do Americans for nearly three-quarters of them don't trust that there is a large "scientific consensus" amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on "the politics of climate" released by Pew Research Center in early October.
Driving a Move to the Right
The globalization agenda is enough to make any person into a card carrying right wing nationalist whose first agenda is to protect the women and children and the rights of people within the context of a national instead of international background.
We have a liberal correct political posture that does not allow the public or media to become alarmed even when women are attacked in mass.
All one has to do is look at the new form of Christianity forming in Sweden to see how religion and politics is playing itself out.
Or see how far society is deteriorating in the United States when we read that teenagers in America resorting to sex work because they cannot afford food.
At the same time, he denounced the Islamic Turks in the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide."
Francis has made clear that the refugee crisis facing Europe, the Middle East and the Americas is the priority of his pontificate and has vowed to fight what he calls today's "globalization of indifference."
The rising right wing nationalist parties in Europe and the United States are rising exactly because they are not indifferent.
They are standing up for what the Pope is failing to care about and that is the rape of their women and the invasion (by invitation) of people with an alien religion, culture and law that is totally incompatible with Western culture or law.
The former Pope badly soured the relationship between the Church and Islam when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians thus sustaining Benedict's views.
The questions asked here are important.
The Pope is at the center of huge forces that are playing themselves out on the world scene. History is already watching but few have an eye for the truth. The Pope is not alone.
President Francois Hollande just said that Islam could co-exist with secularism.
The Dalai Lama disagrees saying,
He says Europe risks losing its identity by taking in too many migrants.
Gilles Kepel claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a "Jihad Generation" to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe and create the conditions that would see Europe enter into full-blown civil war.
The price of being wrong, mistaking one's enemy for a peaceful friend is extraordinary in terms of the suffering that is invited to visit the women.
If the Pope was reasonable what would he be expecting from peaceful Islam?
Typically, Islam will,
Liberals seem to love Islam no matter that it obliges women to wear veils and live apart; that it glorifies terrorists; that it will ban alcohol and arrest people for expressing unpopular opinions.
Why would liberals be so tolerant of the intolerance of Islam? There is no sanity in the answer...
Do we really want to see what happens if the west does not rally itself against invasion and war?
The Catholic Church will not defend the West from Islam but in the end Christians, Jews and Hindus are going to have to stand up or face the continued slaughter and mass rape of their women, cultures and laws.
Even atheists will have to stand because in the eyes of Islam non-believers are an abomination before Allah.
Homosexuals can cross themselves off the list if Islam has its way so they too will have to rise up.