Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Crusades (Islam – Religion of Peace?)

Those who prefer to cling to their secular prejudices should click away now.
Anti-Catholic bigots both without and within the Church would have us believe that the Crusades were an example of the wickedness of the medieval Church.  And they get away with their black propaganda because of the abysmal historical ignorance of almost everybody educated in the last fifty years.
A good friend recently attended a CCRS course. CCRS stands for Counterfeit Catholicism for the Ridiculously Simple-minded – I jest – it actually stands for Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. It is a course designed by the Modernism Enforcement Tsars who have been appointed for the express purpose of destroying Catholic Education by the Modernists who have high jacked most English Catholic sees. The people behind this course belong with those priests (mostly predatory sodomites) who sexually abuse minors, because both are equally comfortable prostituting their clerical office to advance their personal agenda.
The Jesuit Priest in charge for one particular study day, described the Crusades as, “Western colonialism” and lamented the “racism and religious bigotry” behind them, and caused by them. He stated that the Crusades are “a stain on Christianity and the West in general,” for which we should never tire of apologising. My friend, who is a professional history teacher, suggested that he could not be serious about what he had just said about the Crusades and asked where he had picked up such historically inaccurate views, as not a word of what he had said had any basis in historical fact. The Jesuit fell back on the standard first line of defence of a liberal caught telling fibs, “That’s a matter of opinion, isn’t it?”
“No, it isn’t.” countered my friend, “It’s a matter of historical fact; the First Crusade was only called after some 450 years of unprovoked and unremitting Muslim aggression against Christendom.”  The Jesuit asked him to explain what he meant.  “Well, for instance,” patiently explained my friend “Mohammed died in 632 AD; exactly 100 years later, in 732 AD, Muslim invading armies reached Tours in the northern half of France. That’s a hell of a long way from Mecca!  Plus, in the ninth century Rome was besieged and sacked by another Muslim army and the tombs of both Saints Peter and St Paul were desecrated, and the Pope was forced to pay vast sums of protection money”
“Well, I think there is a great deal of debate to be had on the subject” muttered our befuddled Jesuit, now on the defensive, and I don’t really know a great deal about that. (Emphasis added). But I think, in general, the Crusades were a bad thing.”  There you have it, modern academia summed up, “I don’t really know a great deal about that.”  Yet his self-confessed ignorance didn’t stop him propagating his anti-Catholic prejudices, and pontificating immune to any correction from actual historical facts.  This is a classic example of the fake and manipulative narrative (contra-education) that has been propagated by modern academia, apologists for Islam and the western left for decades.
We should all know it of by heart by now: “The peace loving, advanced multicultural Muslim civilisation was minding its own business (planting gardens, inventing modern medicine, reading Plato, holding interfaith dialogues with Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, etc,. when along lurched the thuggish, illiterate, racist European Christian murderers; driven by religious bigotry and greed who launched a totally unprovoked religious war. They slaughtered hundreds of thousands (some say millions), forcibly converted more and set up western imperialist colonial enclaves where the indigenous Muslim peoples of the region were treated appallingly.  After two centuries of oppression a noble leader, Saladin, arose, united the oppressed ["oppressed" - such a lovely emotive liberal buzz word, isn't it?] peoples and cast out the brutish European Christian primitives, all the while displaying a nobility, intelligence and cultural sensitivity that throws into stark relief the barbaric, mass-murdering cultural, religious and economic imperialism of his enemies.  This monstrous attack on an entire culture and civilization, naturally, traumatised the Muslim world for a millennium and began the deep and totally understandable fear and mistrust of Christendom felt by the Muslim East to this day.  It was a chapter in history so heinous, that the West should constantly feel guilt and grovel and ask for forgiveness.”
There is just one small flaw in this narrative, not a word of it is true.  If you are honestly interested in history, as opposed to ideological dogma, you might want to acquaint yourself with a few relevant facts omitted from this story.  So, in order to do my bit for genuine education, here is a handy cut-out-and-keep little primer to help you next time you encounter another historically illiterate, logic-and-reason-disabled, contra-educated, two-a-penny, left-wing Jesuit.
We all know the modern day Muslim world, well, guess what? It used to be the Christian World.  According to the Ahadith of Bukhari (regarded by Muslim religious authorities as the most authoritative compiler of Islamic traditions), towards the end of his life: “the Prophet of Allah wrote to Chosroes (King of Persia), Caesar (Emperor of Rome) [actually Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium], Negus (King of Abyssinia) and every (other) despot, inviting them to Allah, the Exalted” to “embrace Islam and you will be safe”. None of them did, and none of them were safe.  The following is for those who would like to know what actually happened.
635 A.D.Three years after Mohammed’s death, Muslim forces captured Damascus (where St. Paul was heading when he had his dramatic conversion).
636 A.D..A year later Muslim forces take al-Basra, southern Iraq
637 A.D.A year later Muslim forces take Antioch ( near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey) where the disciples of Jesus were first called, “Christians”
638 A.D.A year later Muslim forces take Jerusalem, the Holy City of both Christianity and Judaism.
639 A.D.Muslim forces invade Egypt, at he time a largely Christian country.
642 A.D.Muslim forces take Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, destroying its famous Great Library in the process.
650 A.D.Muslim forces take Cappadocia (in modern day Turkey).
652 A.D.Muslim forces launch attacks against Sicily, they eventually conquer it in 827 A.D.
668 A.D.Muslim forces launch the first siege of Constantinople (Byzantium), many more were to follow.
711 A.D.Muslim forces begin the invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (modern day Spain).
715 A.D.Spain completely conquered by Muslim forces (an occupation that would last for more than 700 years), they begin to press on into France.
732 A.D.Muslim forces finally stopped at Tours, Northern France, by Charles Martel, the Frankish statesman and military leader.
792 A.D.Muslim forces launch a jihad (called by Hisham, Muslim ruler of Spain) against France, but are turned back after sacking several cities, killing many and enslaving even more.
838-972 A.D.Muslim forces take Frejus, near Cannes and use it as a base to raid France and Northern Italy.  Christian pilgrims to Rome are frequently robbed, murdered and kidnapped by Muslim slave traders operating in the Alps.
846 A.D.After nearly two centuries of increasing raids on southern Italy, Muslim forces sack Rome, desecrating the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, destroying many churches and carrying off hundreds of slaves.
848 A.D.A third Muslim army crosses the Pyrenees and invades France, once again destroying towns and cities, killing and enslaving before being driven back.
870 A.D.Muslim forces capture the island of Malta.
873 A.D.Muslim forces launch massive slave raids in Calabria, Northern Italy, leaving the province devastated and depopulated.
878 A.D.Muslim forces destroy the city of Syracuse,  a historic city in Sicily, killing all most all of its inhabitants and enslaving the survivors.
935 A.D.Muslim forces capture the city of Genoa, Northern Italy.
976 A.D.The Fatimid Caliph of Egypt sends repeated military expeditions to Southern Italy for slaves and booty.

Anyone notice something of a pattern emerging here?  I mean, we’d hate to be thought of as islamophobic, but doesn’t it seem as if the Muslims sort of……well……kind of………just attacked, conquered and subjugated everyone?  I mean, not just their neighbours – Tours is after all a hell of a long way from Mecca.

And we haven’t even touched on the invasion, slaughter and subjugation of the Hindus, Buddhists and Animists of what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.  Let’s fast forward (I’m missing out quite a lot of slaughter, enslaving, conquest and subjugation at this point).

1004-14 A.D.The sixth Fatimid Caliph, Abu Ali al-Mansur al-Hakim, destroys thirty thousand Christian churches, seizing their lands and possessions.
1003-1009 A.D.Muslim raiders increase attacks on the Italian West coast, including Pisa and Rome, from their base on Sardinia.
1009 A.D.Hakim destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (in Jerusalem), he orders Christians to wear heavy wooden crosses and Jews to wear heavy wooden calves around their necks.
1010 A.D.Hakim orders Christians and Jews to accept Islam (convert) or leave his dominions.
1010 A.D.Muslim forces capture the city of Cosenza, in Southern Italy.
1056 A.D.Three hundred Christians are expelled from Jerusalem and European Christian pilgrims are denied access to the (rebuilt) Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
1071 A.D.Muslim forces crush the Byzantines at the battle of Manzikert, taking the Byzantine Emperor, Romanus IV Diogenes, prisoner.
1076 A.D.Muslim forces (Seljuk Turks) conquer Syria, a Christian country at that time.
1077 A.D.The Seljuks take Jerusalem, slaughtering over three thousand Christians and Jews.
1077 A.D.Onwards, the Seljuks attack Christian pilgrims, killing and enslaving thousands and denying access to the Holy Land to European Christians.
1095 A.D.The Byzantine Emperor, Alexius I Comnenus, sends a letter to Pope Urban II, asking for help.
1095 A.D.The First Crusade: at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II calls for European Christians to defend Constantinople and reopen access to the Holy land, especially Jerusalem.
So, let’s recap shall we? After 450 years of unremitting Muslim aggression on Christian countries; invasion and occupation of large areas of Europe; centuries of pillage, rape and kidnapping and slave-trading; after 450 years of totally unprovoked religious warfare; when Christian pilgrims were denied access to the Holy Land and to Jerusalem (the centre of their faith), Christians finally fought back. Memorise or print the above and you too can enjoy yourself causing hyperventilation and accusations of racism and Islamophobia at liberal gatherings everywhere!
After several similar encounter with the Modernists and heretics who runs these CCRS courses, my friend was asked to leave – the very last thing they want on these courses is someone who actually knows their subject; this makes it difficult to get away with their anti-Catholic propaganda.

Monday, 24 March 2014

The next time you recite your Rosary, reflect that five Christians, mostly Catholics, will have died for their faith whilst you were tolling your beads

July 2012, Muslim villagers in Dahshour, Egypt, began burning Christians out of their homes because a Christian laundry operator accidentally burned a Muslim customer's shirt!

The next time you recite your Rosary, reflect that five Christians, mostly Catholics, will have died for the faith while you were tolling your beads. One Christian dies every five minutes for bearing witness to Christ. According to the club for rich atheists called the EU, approximately 105,000 a year; but given the EU would rather legislate to promote sexual pathology than Christianity, it should not surprise us if we were to find that this figure is a gross underestimate. The vast majority will have lost their lives at the hands of Muslim thugs and fanatics; a time bomb now also quietly ticking away in the UK.

Death of course is but the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of thousands of Christians suffer intimidation on a daily basis: fear, discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, bestial assaults, crippling injuries and psychological trauma, all for the love of Allah. Children, especial young girls, are at special risk of abduction, rape, forced conversion, forced marriage and sexual slavery. All par to the course for the followers of a religion founded by a man who, when he was over fifty, bedded one of his twenty plus “wives” when she was a mere nine years old, yet who had no scruples about having women flogged and stoned for adultery!

To learn more, get hold of a January 2013 copy of Christian Order (Tel 44(0)20-8144-1154 or email: Bishop McMahon, described Christina Order as "scurrilous and very damaging to the Church" - when one of our post-Conciliar grinning Modernists insults you, you know you must be doing something right.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Hail to the “Messiah”!

The ecstasy and salivating adulation of the deeply anti-Catholic secular left (plus a handful of post-Conciliar modernist prelates) at the election of Barrack Obama should compel all Catholics to pause for reflection.

A white man who voted for McCain for no better reason than that he was white would be denounced (and quite rightly so) as a racist bigot. Why then is a Black man who voted for Obama, as ninety-nine percent of African Americans appear to have done, for no better reason seemingly than that he is Black (or perceive to be so) doing something noble? The liberal proclivity for placing their emotions where their intellect should be frequently results in double standards that are nothing if not absorbing. Deciphering such conundrums is all part of the fun of life in the secular asylum.

Barrack Obama is fanatically committed to abortionism and the culture of death and he is therefore by definition deeply anti-Catholic. Even if he makes good on his promise to bring home American troops, the number of Americans, and others, unjustly killed on his watch is set to multiply many times over.

I recently wrote that we are in a spiritual battle and the next decade or so is shaping up to be from the Devil’s prospective one of the most decisive battles of history. As mere mortals our noses are far too close to the canvas to see or understand the cosmic picture. Nevertheless, I have a distinct feeling that another piece of the jigsaw has just clicked into place.

Not so long ago a child survived abortion in the State of Illinois. The surgeon placed the child in a bucket and left it in the closet to die. A nurse, who became aware of what had happened, recovered the child, wrapped him in a towel and nursed him on her lap until he died. The press carried the story and this resulted in the Illinois Senate passing a Bill to ban the killing of a child born alive as the result of a failed abortion attempt.

Obama was the only Senators to vote against this bill … on several occasions. The following are some of the reasons Obama gave for his opposition: “a ban to stop aborted babies from being shelved to die would be burdensome to mothers”; “aborting babies alive and letting them die is a doctor’s prerogative”; “aborting babies alive and letting them die is a religious issue”; “aborting babies alive and letting them die violates no universal principle”; “introducing legislation to stop live aborted babies from being shelved to die was a political maneuver.”

Obama is a man who is so keen on abortionism that he will support infanticide to protect it! The free world is now led by a man whose moral compass appears to be about as well developed as some of the leaders of the Third Reich, whose regime’s rise to power was also incidentally via the ballot box. Tremble dear readers and pray without ceasing.

A friend once amusingly remarked that the reason that Catholics are blamed for all the horrors of history is that we are the only one’s still around to take the blame. There is more truth in this witty aside than one may first envisage. The reason that the world hates us with such a white hot intensity is that deep in their subconscious they know that when their tacky Godless civilization has passed into the dustbin of history, as all other civilizations have before them, we shall still be here. The worldlings know it and the fury drives them insane. Catholics to vanquish have merely to survive, and all we have to do to survive is do what our forefathers have always done: keep the Faith.

In the meantime, President Obama will do well to remember, that the beast that hailed the Messiah on Palm Sunday was the same mindless beast screaming “crucify him” on Good Friday.