In recent days I have received three comments from readers containing quotes worth repeating. The first one appears at a post about a rape.
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply
deserved everything that happened afterward."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I translated the second quote from the French:
And now my country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded, with the blessings of successive governments, by a massive foreign population, Muslim principally, to whom we pledge allegiance. From this Islamic overflow, we are expected to endure, against our will, all traditions. Year in, year out, we see mosques arising everywhere in France while our church steeples are silent, for lack of priests.
- Brigitte Bardot, Le Figaro, April 26, 1996.
The third comment (from the same post as the preceding one) concerns a topic I deal with often at GalliaWatch:
Soeren Kern at the Hudson NY (via Big Peace) has some very scary info on the increase of Islam in France:
Islamic mosques are being built more often in France than Roman Catholic churches, and there now are more practising Muslims in the country than practising Catholics.
Nearly 150 new mosques currently are under construction in France, home to the biggest Muslim community in Europe. The mosque-building projects are at various stages of completion, according to Mohammed Moussaoui, the president of the Muslim Council of France (CFCM), who provided the data in an August 2 interview with the French radio station RTL.
The total number of mosques in France has already doubled to more than 2,000 during just the past ten years, according to a research report "Constructing Mosques: The Governance of Islam in France and the Netherlands." France's most prominent Muslim leader, Dalil Boubakeur, who is rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, recently called for the number of mosques in the country to be doubled again – to 4,000 – to meet growing demand.
By contrast, the Roman Catholic Church in France has built only 20 new churches during the past decade, and has formally closed more than 60 churches, many of which are destined to become mosques, according to research conducted by La Croix, a Roman Catholic daily newspaper based in Paris. [...]
Above, the Omar Ibn al Khattab mosque in the city of Tarbes, France. From Islamisation. The text accompanying the image says:
The first stone was laid in April 2005 in the presence of the mayor, the prefect of Hautes-Pyrénées, Louis Nogaro, priest of the Sainte-Thérèse parish, and André Pastor, priest of the Saint-Martin parish.
The author then relates the acts of the historical Omar Ibn al Khattab, who set out to conquer Christian lands in the 7th century. He concludes:
By attending the inaugurations of all the mosques of France (it is systematic), the church leaders, molded by the ideals of Vatican II, have become decidedly suicidal. Discussions between Rome and the SSPX, that are moving forward more rapidly since the publication on July 2 of the motu proprio, are more than welcome. The future of resistance depends in part on these talks.
Note: The SSPX is the Society of St. Pius X, composed of traditionalist Catholics who broke away from the Vatican II ideals, and were excommunicated. Their excommunications were remitted by Benedict XVI. The motu proprio of July 2007 implied a possible reconciliation between the Church and the SSPX.
Labels: Benedict XVI, Brigitte Bardot, Christianity, Dhimmitude, Mosques, Resistance, Solzhenitsyn