How can I top a Daily Mail headline? From March 4:
The Pope says ‘it is a social fact’ that Europe is seeing an ‘Arab invasion’ — and it’s a GOOD thing
Pope Francis described the influx of migrants into Europe as an ‘Arab invasion’ before explaining that the new arrivals will enhance Europe for the better.
The pontiff was giving a speech to an audience of French Christians when he reflected on Europe’s history of migration and the positive impact it has had on its culture today.
He described the migrant crisis as ‘a social fact’ before explaining the change will help Europe in the future by making it more multi-cultural, according to Bloomberg.
In earlier times, European leaders like Charles Martel could grasp the concept of “enemy” — particularly when connected to the continuing war of Islam since its inception against western civilization.
Now the idiot tropes of the Left — anti-war, anti-“racism” — have turned elite brains to mush. The people have awakened to the danger, though: the initial happy talk of refugee rescue promulgated by the liberal press failed in the face of the criminal behavior of actual newcomers, or “Rapefugees” as they are now often known.
But if the pope doesn’t care about the survival of Europe in a recognizable form, he might think about his personal longevity, since there is a big jihad target painted on his cassock. As Islam scholar Robert Spencer has pointed out, a major goal of Islam, as instructed by Mohammed, is to conquer Rome, meaning the Vatican. In fact, media-hip ISIS hopes to live-stream the beheading of the pope in St. Peter’s Square. Muslims conquered Constantinople (the eastern capital of Christianity) in 1453, and Rome is on jihadis’ to-do list for the near future. For details, see my 2015 blog: Robert Spencer: A Goal of ISIS Is to Conquer Rome in Five Years.
Despite the immediate horrific threat that Islam poses to the West, the pope worries about a shrinking population in Europe even if the empty cradles are filled by Islamic babies rather than Christian, according to DW:
Pope: ‘We can speak of an Arab invasion’ of Europe, Deutsch Welle, March 4, 2016
Europe risks becoming an “empty place” by forgetting its history and neglecting cultural exchange, said Pope Francis. The pontiff lashed out at the rise of populism, saying ideologies are the “poison of politics.”
Pope Francis said Europe must not neglect its historical roots of cultural exchange in reference to the wave of migration from the Middle East to the EU, in comments published on Friday by the Vatican’s official daily Italian-language newspaper “L’Ossevatore Romano.”
“If Europe wants to rejuvenate itself, it must rediscover its cultural roots … But forgetting its own history, Europe weakens itself. And that’s when it risks becoming an empty place,” the pope told Jean-Pierre Denis, editor-in-chief of the French magazine “La Vie.”
“Today, we can speak of an Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” the pope said in response to a question on why he believes Europe risks becoming an “empty place.” He immediately added that anyone looking for a “‘great change’ — those dearest to the far-right — will remain disappointed.”
“How many invasions has Europe experienced in the course of its history? It has always been able to overcome them; moving forward and finding itself better through the exchange between cultures,” the pope said, in an apparent reference to Europe’s Renaissance, which was partially fostered through the preservation of Greek philosophical works by Muslim scholars in Spain and elsewhere in the Arab world.
EU member states have struggled to form a comprehensive strategy to handle an influx of asylum seekers and migrants – many from war-torn countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa – that saw more than 1 million people arriving in the 28-nation bloc in 2015.
Ex-Soviet satellite states, including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, have told Brussels that they refuse to take in more asylum seekers under an EU plan to relocate refugees according to a quota system.
“Sometimes I wonder where you’ll find a [French Foreign Minister Robert] Schumann or [German Chancellor Konrad] Adenauer, these great founders of the European Union,” the pope said.
Countering populism, extremism The pope responded to the rise of far-right populism in Europe, which has given way to such movements as Germany’s “anti-Islamization” PEGIDA as well as anti-immigrant political parties, by stating that ideologies are the “poison of politics.”
“When a country closes itself to a healthy notion of politics, it ends up being a prisoner hostage to ideological colonization. Ideologies are the poison of politics. You have the right be right or left. But ideology takes away freedom.
“If you want to avoid everyone turning towards extremes, you must nurture friendship and the pursuit of the common good, beyond political affiliations.”
Francis also announced that the Vatican is preparing a meeting with officials from al-Azhar University in Cairo, known as the Muslim world’s most prominent institution of Sunni thought.