More “despicable speculation” and “conspiracy-mongering.”
Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized, defecated on, and torched.
In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average. According to PI-News, a German news site, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17 percent increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878 attacks were registered — meaning that such attacks are only going from bad to worse.
*closes eyes, sticks fingers in ears* TRALALALALALAICAN’THEEAAAARRRRYOOOOUUUU
Similar reports are coming out of Germany. Four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. “In this country,” PI-News explained, “there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches… and recently also on cemeteries.”
Who is primarily behind these ongoing and increasing attacks on churches in Europe? The same German report offers a hint: “Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles set on fire, baptismal fonts overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like ‘Allahu Akbar.’”
GODDAMMIT STOP WITH THE FUCKING RACIST SPECULATION YOU BIGOTED BASTARDS
In 2016, following the arrival in Germany of another million mostly Muslim migrants, a local newspaper reported that in the town of Dülmen, “‘not a day goes by’ without attacks on religious statues in the town of less than 50,000 people, and the immediate surrounding area.”
In France it also seems that where the number of Muslim migrants increases, so do attacks on churches. A January 2017 study revealed that, “Islamist extremist attacks on Christians” in France rose by 38 percent, going from 273 attacks in 2015 to 376 in 2016; the majority occurred during Christmas season and “many of the attacks took place in churches and other places of worship.”
I’m SURE all that’s just a coincidence. Can we please talk about something else now? Guess not, since Ace has mentioned another one:
The Saint Denis cathedral, in which are interred the bones of Charles Martel, was also vandalized in March.
For the handful of you who might not be aware of who that was, this sums it up fairly well:
By the eighteenth century, historians such as Edward Gibbon had begun to portray the Frankish leader as the saviour of Christian Europe from a full-scale Islamic invasion, wondering whether without Charles’ victory, “Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford”.
Hm. Might provide a little insight into possible Muslim motivation for vandalizing the church Martel rests in, might it not? Which in turn would lend weight to all this unconscionable, silly, stupid-stupid-stupid “speculation,” perhaps.
Since I thought I remembered a post at Badass Of The Week on Martel I poked around in their archives unsuccessfully for one, although it did remind me of this CF post on their Jan Sobieski article. Then I got myself seriously sidetracked, which is what tends to happen when you visit that incredibly entertaining site. So I’ll rather abruptly close this piece out and get on with the digression. Not only did I run across scads of good stuff over there I that want to post on here, I was also reminded that BOTW isn’t in Ye Olde Blogrolle—a simply inexcusable oversight which I will immediately rectify.