Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Do you like me squirm with embarrassment every time some senior cleric comes out with another pig ignorant statement?
Me thinks the Cardinal has been listening to far too much BBC secular propaganda. For starters what is Catholic about the IRA? And what is specifically Catholic about its cause (i.e. home rule). The leadership of Sinn Féin/IRA are hard left secularists, and that is about as far from Catholicism as one can get. Sinn Féin/IRA are currently campaigning for legalised abortion in Ireland, now that's a really obvious Catholic cause isn't it Cardinal Dolan? - duh!
It is true of course that there will be Catholics in the rank and file of Sinn Féin/IRA, but that is because the IRA is fighting for a united independent Ireland. And it is invariably the indigenous people who provide the bulk of the support for home rule movements. The indigenous people of Ireland just happen to be Catholics. But the indigenous people of Ireland, if they were Baptists, Buddhists or Bahá'í, would still be supporting the Sinn Féin/ IRA - their Catholicism is irrelevant to this support. Further, has this ignorant cleric never read of the renowned Protestant, Charles Stewart Parnell, and his support for the Irish Home Rule movement, or of the equally celebrated Protestant, Robert Erskine Childers, involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising?
But let us humour this ecclesiastical joker and just for argument's sake suppose that the leadership of Sinn Féin/IRA are exemplary Catholics campaigning for the Reign of Christ the King. I would like to ask the Cardinal a few questions: when was the last time he was frisked by a fat, bored security guard at JFK because the IRA or the Legion of Mary plotted to blow up a civilian airliner? Or when did he last have his toothpaste confiscated because the IRA, the Catholic Mothers Union or the St Vincent de Paul Society were plotting to blow him to smithereens in mid air?
And remind me dear Cardinal, when was the last time the IRA auctioned off twelve-year-old Protestant girls as sex slaves to their followers? And while you are thinking about the answer to that one, perhaps your Eminence could tell us how many Protestant villages in Northern Ireland are now ghost towns because the IRA had murdered their entire male population, auctioned off their women and children as sex slaves, and blown up their churches, for no better reason than that they weren't Catholics? Perhaps you would also have a stab at telling me how many men have been thrown from the top floor of high rise buildings in Belfast by the IRA for no better reason than they happen to suffer from the disorder of same-sex attraction.
It is well past time to remove the smog of post-Conciliar ecumaniac dogma and face up to what is no more than the bleeding obvious: Islam is a profoundly evil creed. ISIS is not following some radical version of Islam, they are just doing what their demonic religion mandates that all Muslims should be doing. To understand this one merely has to understand a couple of issues central to Islam.
First up, Muslims believe that the Koran is literally dictated word-for-word by God through the Angel Gabriel. The first half of the Koran does indeed includes some noble sentiments along the lines of peace and tolerance. The second half of the Koran, however, mandates Muslims to fight and cut the throats (i.e behead) non-Muslims if they refuse to become Muslims or refuse to submit to Muslim rule. It also teaches that, no ifs no buts, Muslims have a religious mandate to kill Jews if they do not submit to Muslim rule. And what of those non-Muslims who, without becoming Muslims, submit to Muslim rule? - they must pay protection money for the rest of their lives to support their Muslim neighbours. This is why eighty percent of young male Muslims in Europe are on benefit; they regard it as their religious duty to live off the backs of non-Muslims. It is also the second half of the Koran that legitimises war rape, the taking of the wives and daughters of non-Muslims and using them as sex slaves. This attitude to non-Muslim women explains the Rochdale scandals and why, for example, 100% - yes you read that right, 100% - of the rapes carried out in Stockholm in 2014 were carried out by Muslims.
Now here is the kicker: Islam is probably the only religion in the world that believes that God may change his mind. Further, when God changes his mind, his second command always abrogates his first command. Thus, all the blood-thirsty and licentious endorsing and promoting commands in the second half of the Koran abrogate the noble sounding commands in the first half - which is fine for young male oversexed Islamic psychopaths, but very unfortunate, to say the least, for the rest of us.
The second issue one needs to get one's head round is that the Koran is not the be all and end all of the Islamic creed. The Koran tells us very little about Mohammed, but what it does say is critical, and what it does say is that Mohammed is the most perfect man to have ever lived. So what Mohammed said and did is extremely important to the devout Mohammedan. And where do we find out what Mohammed said and did? In the Hadith. Some of these Hadith are very extensive, one reaching nine volumes. The Hadith can be viewed as biographies of Mohammed; they represent "prophetic traditions", meaning the sum of the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad.
Now here is the second kicker. The Hadith records Mohammed had close to a couple of dozen "wives," many of them sex slaves taken from murdered enemies; he married a six-year-old girl and bedded her at the age of nine; he beheaded eight hundred unarmed Jewish captive; had women stoned to death; advocated amputation and floggings (even of wives) and much more in a similar cruel and licentious vein. So, ask yourself dear Cardinal, if God tells you that Mohammed is the most perfect of men and you learn that he did all of these things, what will you be wanting to do, or at the very least feel that you are perfectly entitled to be doing? Come on, Your Eminence, this is not rocket science!
The son of the leader of Hamas recently converted to Christianity and has taken refuge in Israel. He summed it up perfectly when he said, "the worst terrorist in the world is Ala, the God of Islam." Of course there are people who we might be tempted to call good Muslims, but these are merely cultural Muslims, people who self-identify as Muslim but are either ignorant of the teachings of their creed or choose, because of their inherent decency, irrationally to ignore them. ISIS are the true "good" Muslims in the sense that they understand, embrace and follow through on the true teachings of Islam.
Why does all this matter? Well dear Cardinal, unless one is prepared to set aside the fog of hard-core ecumaniac dogma and make the effort to truly know, understand and confront the enemy, who is now alas in our midst, we will inevitable lose the battle, not only for Catholicism, but for western liberal values in general.