Now there’s a shock: a French city is caving in to the inherent dhimmitude of the French. Not only are they accepting a mosque, they are using public monies to help build a large one, complete with huge minaret.
The story, in today’s WaPo, also provides some background on the struggle now ongoing in much of Western Europe.
As the graphic from the WaPo demonstrates, there are many mosques in what used to be almost exclusively Christian nations. This would not be any kind of a problem if mosques and associated “cultural” centres were not also breeding grounds for jihadi extremism. And, more importantly, if it were not a fundamental tenet of Islam to convert the entire world, so that we are all one big happy umma.
But wait, you say, is it not also a basic tenet of Christianity for Christians to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost? (Matthew 28:19)” Yes, it is our Christian obligation to so do. But, if memory serves, Christians haven’t been so doing by violent means for quite a few centuries. Islam started that way; is still that way.
Well, we all know about the French, or at least some of them. The good citizens of Creteil in France may adhere to the “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” image of the French, but I know that hardly describes the glorious nation of France. For certain it does not describe France’s bad neighbor, Germany. This from Angela:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel angered Muslim organizations last week when she told a congress of her Christian Democrat party that “we must take care that mosque cupolas are not built demonstratively higher than church steeples.” Battles over new mosques are underway in nearly every major city in Germany, including Cologne, where opponents say the minarets will clash with the spires of the city’s famed gothic cathedral.
Good for her. Also, back in Creteil, there is at least some resistance:
“Jews pay for their synagogues, Catholics pay for their churches,” said Lysiane Choukroun, 59, a council member from the National Republican Movement Party, whose members have opposed mosque construction in several French cities. “Why should Muslims be helped by Creteil taxpayers?”
This is actually the best point. Here in America, it is unthinkable that a government should provide special assistance to any sect or faith that was not also afforded to all sects and faiths. So should it be in any free country. To which I might add the obvious: keep on doing this “accomodation” my French cousins, and soon you will be the ones living at the sufferance of your Muslims.