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Italian Political Party Wants to Halt
Construction of Mosques
|REMNANT COLUMNIST, New York|
If the anti-immigrant Northern League pushes its bill through parliament – where Berlusconi's coalition has a strong majority – Italy will soon have a new law effectively blocking the construction of new mosques in much of the country. Fearing the advent of "Eurabia", the League has used its control of Berlusconi's interior ministry since helping him to power to push through tough new laws against illegal immigrants.
statistics indicating that permission to construct a mosque or
Muslim prayer facility somewhere in Italy is granted every four
days, Northern League parliamentarian Andrea Gibelli remarked, "I
consider this to be an unfettered colonisation of our culture.” He
noted that mosques "are often places of cultural indoctrination,
sometimes linked to international terrorism."
At present requests for mosques to be built are being blocked in Venice, Bologna, Trento and Treviso, among others. In Trento, the League has collected 15,000 signatures and in Treviso it has called young local Muslims "extremists, pure and simple".
According to the police, the Perugia cell was in contact with the Moroccan Islamic Combat Group, whose members were in Belgium in 2005. After the Perugia raid, Sheikh Abdul Adid Palazzi, the director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community, told the BBC News: “It is the top of the iceberg in our country – like in the rest of Western Europe. Most mosques are controlled by extremist pro-terror organisations – 90% of mosques. And I think the percentage is more or less the same in Italy, Britain, France and Germany." Ninety percent of mosques are controlled by extremist pro-terror organisations. The percentage is more or less the same in Italy, Britain, France and Germany.
this is not a sobering thought, and the yardstick by which to
measure the Northern League’s proposals, than what is? Does the
figure sound unreasonably high? Consider the evidence that pours in
Such random examples could not, in a thousand years, do justice to the gravity of the situation. In 2004, delegates from across the globe met in Sweden to discuss the practice of “honor killings,” the murder of young Islamic woman by family members for the crime of bringing “shame” upon the family. At the time, the United Nations estimated that “honor killings” claimed the lives of 5,000 women per year. In Denmark, Muslims, who make up 4 % of the population, commit the majority of rapes, with practically all the victims being non-Muslim women (Daniel Pipes, The Threatening Reality of Islam in Denmark). According to Lifesite News (Sept. 17, 2008):
The Times said this weekend that the [British] government had officially accepted the existence of sharia law courts to officiate in Muslim civil cases. The rulings of a network of five sharia courts, in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network's headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, are now enforceable "with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court."
The “tolerance” mania embedded in the tattered remnants of “Christendom,” coupled with a skewed view of democracy which has made of it a golden calf, incapable of being retooled as a mechanism for self-preservation, have helped forge a new “fifth column” throughout the West. Men stand by dumbly as their ancient laws are mocked, as their women are brutalized, as enemy combatants gather and train on their soil, as threats against their nation are voiced freely and boastfully. What manner of “men” are these?
In his article, “Jihad from Europe” (Journal of International Security Affairs – September 27, 2005), Lorenzo Vidino writes:
That process began some twenty years ago, when hundreds of Islamic fundamentalists began to establish a presence in Europe, capitalizing on generous asylum policies that allowed them to escape persecution in their native countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Contrary to the naïve hopes of European governments, however, these radicals did not abandon their extremist rhetoric or subversive activities in their new homes. Rather, they exploited newfound liberties to further an increasingly ambitious agenda, directed first at overthrowing secular governments in the Islamic world and, gradually, at "infidel" European societies and governments as well. In the years that followed, these radical cadres played a key role in ideologically influencing large segments of Europe's burgeoning Muslim population. The mosques and networks established by them went on to radicalize thousands of immigrant or European-born Muslims.
Future generations will ask why today’s leaders stood by blathering about “tolerance” as their lands were invaded en masse by hostile entities. They will wonder why steps were not taken to ensure their security while there was still time. It is in this light – and not the garish glow of today’s “politics” – that the proposals of Italy’s Northern League must be judged.
As for the “moderate” Muslims? They can best help their own cause by rising up as a body and not only condemning Islamic terrorism, but rooting out the perpetrators in their midst.
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