Christianity wilts in Europe, but Islam grows bolder 6

There may now be more Muslims in Europe than Christians. Not that most Europeans have converted to Islam – they’ve  just given up religion.

The Protestant countries of the north shrugged it off some time ago; the Catholic countries, mostly in the south, more recently.

Now Ireland is angrily repudiating the Catholic Church.

From the Telegraph:

The airwaves are full of bitter remarks supporting Taoiseach [Prime Minister] Enda Kenny’s attack on the “disgraceful” Vatican, and recommending every anti-church measure from the dissolution of the monasteries to the expulsion of the Papal Nuncio and the severing of all links with the Holy See. (The recall of the Papal Nuncio this week marks the lowest point of relations between Ireland and Rome.) …

The Taoiseach, meanwhile, has been met with standing ovations for his salvo against the Vatican for failing to respond with sufficient concern to the clerical sex abuse scandals as described in the Cloyne report.

His justice minister, Alan Shatter, is introducing a highly controversial Bill which will compel Irish priests to disclose the secrets of the confessional where paedophilia is mentioned: failure to do so could result in a five-year prison sentence. …

The breach with the Church has been a long time coming, and for the majority of Irish citizens it is welcome. …

There are now calls to remove the Catholic Church from every element of Irish public life, and this is supported by a growing secularist movement.

Contrary to supposition, though, state and Church in Ireland are already separate: the constitution, although it mentions God, makes no mention of the Catholic Church, specifically affirms that there may be no religious discrimination, and rules that no religion may be endowed by the state. However, there is a difference between state and culture: the state construes laws, but the culture draws on history, memory, family, folklore. Despite constitutional separation of Church and state, there remain religious traditions, such as the broadcast of the Angelus on national radio, the prayers that open Dail [Parliament] sittings, and the existence – even dominance – of faith-based schools, which secularists seek to abolish. …

Catholic Ireland … could become as secularist as France, with all allusion to the Almighty officially excised.

We would consider this a good thing if Muslims would follow the Christians’ example and become secularist. But Islam is spreading and its power is growing all over the continent and in Britain.

From the Mail Online:

Islamic extremists have launched a poster campaign across the UK proclaiming areas where Sharia law enforcement zones have been set up.

Communities have been bombarded with the posters, which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’

The bright yellow messages daubed on bus stops and street lamps have already been seen across certain boroughs in London and order that in the ‘zone’ there should be ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no porn or prostitution’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed responsibility for the scheme, saying he plans to flood specific Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the UK and ‘put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term’.

In the past week, dozens of streets in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham have been targeted, raising fears that local residents may be intimidated or threatened for flouting ‘Islamic rules’. Choudary, who runs the banned militant group Islam4UK, warned: “We now have hundreds if not thousands of people up and down the country willing to go out and patrol the streets for us and a print run of between 10,000 and 50,000 stickers ready for distribution. There are 25 areas around the country which the Government has earmarked as areas where violent extremism is a problem. We are going to go to all these same areas and implement our own Sharia-controlled zones. This is the best way for dealing with drunkenness and loutishness, prostitution and the sort of thug life attitude you get in British cities. … The Muslim community will not tolerate drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, usury, free mixing between the sexes – the fruits if you like of Western civilisation.” …


Seizing control: Activist Jamaal Uddin puts up one of the Sharia stickers in Leyton, in the East London borough of Waltham Forest

Seizing control: Activist Jamaal Uddin puts up one of the Sharia stickers in Leyton, in the East London borough of Waltham Forest


Drink outlawed: Uddin places his poster on a lamppost outside the now defunct Oliver Twist pub in a part of Leyton in London
Drink outlawed: Uddin places his poster on a lamppost outside the now defunct Oliver Twist pub in a part of Leyton in London

The campaign comes just months after stickers proclaiming a ‘gay-free zone’ … appeared in Tower Hamlets.

Women in parts of East London including Tower Hamlets have been threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists if they did not wear headscarves.

Strict: The posters warn passers-by that they are entering a zone where Islamic rules, such as 'no alcohol', are 'enforced'

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  • George

    I don’t want to see this scene come to America .

  • Andrew M

    I hold out hope that the descendants of today’s Muslims, like a tiny sliver of current individuals braver than anyone here, will repudiate the nastiest elements of the Quran and maintain the symbolic motifs of the religion, effectively becoming “just another tradition”.

    Not today, not now. Islam’s march through Europe is practically unprecedented, all resulting from mealy-mouthed Euro-intellectuals promoting multiculturalism and the decades of unchecked immigration into these countries coupled with their incredible fecundity. Given the way Islam treats babies, I foresee a generation of Muslims even more orthodox than the ones that arrived in Europe, which I maintain were themselves probably more orthodox than the ones that never arrived in Europe.

    A few wonderful Europeans must stop the hordes of intolerant Sharia nuts and their willing dhimmis. Mockery from Pat Condell, living experience from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, political maneuvering by Geert Wilders, truth-sifting by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, and let’s not forget our favorite yodeling Austrian – and the support of the greatest and freest country in the world – must all convene to snub and extinguish these little shops of horrors from metastasizing all of Europe into a Shariah-compliant Caliphate.

    Regardless of where I live, I will make one thing clear – it is a Shariah-Free Zone!! Please feel free to drink, smoke, eat bacon, wear sexy women’s clothings, and just have a gay time down at my place, because I’ll guard it with my gun.

  • George

    What does the society expect when the European native inhabitant masses of their society roll over and allow these Muslim individuals into their country and allow them to impose a society within a society or rather a nation within a nation ?  Why didn’t the  European government send their troops into the areas and tear those signs down and arrest individuals for posting illegal decals upon government property ?   Why doesn’t the government put troops in those areas and deport the trouble makers who are their illegally or arrest those who violate their national and local laws ?   Why does Europe  continue to “open the flood gates” and allow Muslims to continue to immigrate  into their society knowing in advance that they will not assimilate into the society but rather will try to convert the society at large to sharia law ?  Why does the  European government allow outsiders who hate their culture and society to enter , only to try to transform their established soverign freedom loving  nation into an Islamic theocracy ?   This is the problem with ultra-tollerance. Ultra- tollerance toward  ignorant people  is being self-destructive  and also suicidal for a society and culture.  The Muslims entering these European nations are not entering with the hope of trying to “fit in” with the alreasdy established culture, but rather they (Muslims) want to transform the society to meet their demands , religious ideology  and culture.  The sad part of all this is that they can and should be stopped but aren’t being stopped . Why ?   Fear ,  ignorance  and indoctrination is the answer.  The reason is societal  and political brainwashing. If things continue worldwide at the current  pace without any drastic turnaround , then world freedom and peace as we know it  is over . One of the biggest problems is that those who are in power will not listen to those who have the answer . I sure hope there  is intelligent life on other planets because I am now convinced that this planet is finished considering how the wackos, nut-cases, kooks, hate-mongers , and zealot thugs have taken over.  If Europe would only send their troops in there and kick butt and take  their society back, halt immigration , and enforce their European laws as established  , then the message will be sent and made perfectly clear. Unfortunately , the wimpification of the modern day male by political correctness has made the situation self-defeating. The sand is running out of the hour glass and the enemies of freedom know it.  

  • QnsGambit

    The Europeans are in need of an analogy to describe their peculiar predicament.  Islam in Europe is like a substance obeying osmosis.  The European effort to excise Christianity produced a vacuum that is being filled by natural tendency with another.  Their failure has been to evacuate instead of replace or control.  To take the analogy further, to prevent osmosis one must either simultaneously replace the expelled substance with the preferred substance or create a membrane that only permits one-way flow, preventing the outside unwanted substance from taking residence. 

    The European example of secularization along with unchecked social liberalization is a good example of what not to do.  By expelling the unwanted religiosity while at the same time relaxing the social and institutional controls on introduction of foreign elements they have created a situation where in places substantial populations have substituted one Judeo-Christian tradition that has already been locally processed and adopted with another one that is still foreign, and incidentally, still viciously expansionist.  Islam’s unchecked and defended growth is Europe’s tragedy today, and when Europe backlashes, the European Muslim’s tragedy of tomorrow.  Sad. 

  • Ben

    The ginger Uddin has the assistant in the face of Archbishop of Canterbury who is for “some aspects of sharia…”