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Understanding Islam

A Catholic priest and scholar has some useful insights into the Islamic world, its relationship with Christianity, and its relationship with the Western World.

“To understand what is happening today in regard to the Western World and the Middle East we must understand the main branches of contemporary Islam. They are a) Pan-Arab nationalism, and, b) Takfiri  [also commonly referred to as Wahhabi-Salafist] Jihadism which has roots in both the Middle Ages and the nineteenth-twentieth centuries.”

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The Sri Lanka Church Bombings: thinking it through

Gearóid Ó Colmáin argues that “Sri Lanka’s Catholics are leading the fight against globalisation. It is in this context that one should view the recent terrorist attacks.”

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Christians say “Honour Hezbollah”

On Friday it will become illegal in the UK to show public support for the Lebanese organisation Hezbollah, which is about to be fully classified as a so-called “terrorist” organisation.

Hezbollah constitutes the biggest elected parliamentary group in the Lebanese government, and thousands of its supporters have courageously risked their lives and shed their blood protecting Christian, as well as Muslim, communities from Saudi-backed Wahhabi-Salafist head-choppers sent in to cause murder and mayhem in Syria and Iraq.

At the same time, the UK continues a lucrative multi-billion pound trade in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, an horrific trade in murder and mayhem that actually increased by two-thirds in 2017.

In return, Saudi Arabia funds the widespread construction of mosques throughout the UK which preach and indoctrinate Muslims living in the UK with the Wahhabi-Salafist message.

Common sense says it’s not going to end at all well.

The esteem in which Hezbollah is held throughout the Middle East by Christians can be gauged from the video produced below from a concert given by the Maronite Catholic singer Julia Boutros.

 

Jihad, sex abuse, and the missionary position

On Wahhabi-Salafist Islam:

“We are on the front lines of combat, facing a jihadist mercenary group called Séléka, financed by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. They’ve come to Central Africa to conquer it, to put their claws in the country’s gold, mercury, cobalt and coltan.”

“Coltan is a key geostrategic material. The largest producer of coltan in the world is the Democratic Republic of Congo and the largest seller of coltan is Rwanda, which steals everything from Congo. Coltan is used in the production of phones and computers, but also weapons, nuclear missiles and drones.

Saudi Arabia tries to destabilize the country using religion as a ruse. In the world there are millions of non-radical, moderate Muslims who have understood the Quran and live it as a religion of peace. But there are radical groups … in Nigeria there is Boko Haram, in Mali there is Ansar, in Central Africa there is Séléka and in Somalia, al-Shabaab, which has attacked a lot in Kenya. All of these are radical groups like ISIS that are being formed with the logistical help of the Muslim countries with petrodollars. They use religion as a smoke-screen and make radicals fight against non-Muslims in wars that have done a lot of damage.”

On clerical sex abuse:

“In my opinion, there are three reasons for this crisis. The first is the entrance of homosexual priests to the seminary, who have lived their homosexuality within the Church in the 1970s to the 1990s. Secondly, the arrival of Internet, through which the negative impulses of many priests have been awakened. Thirdly, there are priests who do not occupy their time well, who have too much free time and let themselves be tempted by the devil.”

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