France: Churches Vanish, Mosques Spring Up

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • In the last 30 years, more mosques and Muslim prayer centers have been built in France than all the Catholic churches built in the last century.
  • The Church of Santa Rita used to stand in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris. A few weeks after Father Hamel was murdered by Islamic terrorists, the French police cleared the church. It is now a parking lot. Police dragged the priests out by their legs as a Mass was being celebrated.
  • In France there are laws protecting old trees. But the state is free to flatten old Christian churches. The vacuums created in the French landscape are already being filled by the booming mosques. Cowardly French authorities would never treat Islam as they are now treating Christianity.

"France is not a random space... fifteen centuries of history and geography determined its personality. Inscribed in the depths of our landscape, the churches, the cathedrals and other places of pilgrimage give meaning and form to our patriotism. Let us demand our civil authorities to respect it". Two years ago, the French journalist Denis Tillinac promoted this appeal, signed by dozens of French personalities, after some French imams requested the conversion of abandoned churches into mosques.

A year later, terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State assaulted the Catholic parishioners in the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, murdering an elderly priest, Father Jacques Hamel, at the foot of the altar. An outpouring of great emotion followed the most serious attack on a Christian symbol in Europe since the Second World War.

After that attack, the French authorities prevented many Islamist plots against the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Last June, police shot a Muslim man outside the cathedral after he tried to attack them with a hammer. Another terror cell of French women, guided by Islamic State commanders in Syria, had previously been foiled before they could attack Notre Dame. France's most famous Catholic house of worship is a prime target for the jihadists. A t the same time, France has been dismissing the religious and cultural heritage of France's Catholic patrimony, which, in a time of religious clashes and revival, should instead be protected as treasures and sources of strength.

Last month, around the time of the first anniversary of the murder of Father Hamel, a wrecking crew demolished the famed Chapel of Saint Martin in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, built in 1880-1886 and deconsecrated in 2015. A parking lot will replace the old Christian building. Photographs and videos posted on social networks, in scenes reminiscent of ISIS' vandalism of churches in Mosul, show the cross being ripped from the church and the church destroyed. A few days earlier, in Rouen, not far from where Father Hamel had been killed, the local authorities ordered the destruction of the Saint-Nicaise Church's presbytery, for "safety reasons".

The Chapel of Saint Martin in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France, pictured shortly before it was demolished on July 17, 2017. (Image source: Simon de l'Ouest/Wikimedia Commons)

In 1907, the French state appropriated all church property, and now an increasing numbers of local authorities are deciding they cannot or will not renovate their churches. French mayors call this process "deconstruction".

The year of Father Hamel's martyrdom, France was very busy demolishing churches. The Patrimoine-en-blog website, a platform providing a regular inventory of demolished churches, reports seven demolished churches in France in 2016 alone, and two in the first half of 2017. Along with these destroyed Christian buildings, 26 churches were put up for sale in 2016, and 12 churches were listed for sale in 2015. In 2017, many churches were converted to offices, apartments, "entertainment centers", gyms and art galleries.

The picture is not promising for French Catholicism:

"Over the past two years, Christian associations have sold nearly 40 churches throughout the country, at prices ranging from 100,000 to 400,000 euros. Twenty-seven other churches have been demolished. According to the Catholic Church, more than 1,000 churches are to be sold or demolished throughout France".

According to a report from the Observatory of Religious Heritage, presented at the French Senate, France could lose "5,000 to 10,000 religious buildings by 2030". Every year, 20 churches are sold and converted in France. The art historian Didier Rykner, who runs La Tribune de l'Art, said that "not since the Second World War have we seen churches reduced to rubble".

These authorities and mayors, so lenient when it comes to presenting economic reasons for destroying churches, are always generous when it comes to mosques. "Nearly 2,400 mosques today, compared to 1,500 in 2003, is the most visible sign of the rapid growth of Islam in France, a consequence of a population of immigrant origin and the process of strong re-Islamization", noted an report by the magazine Valeurs Actuelles.

When it comes to Islam, neutrality is abandoned. For example, "the municipality of Évreux voted for the provision of 5000 square-meters of land, for one symbolic euro, for the project of the Union of the Muslim Faith". The author and journalist Élisabeth Schemla detailed how French mayors have become "builders of mosques". This is how, in the last 30 years, more mosques and Muslim prayer centers have been built in France than all the Catholic churches built in the last century.

The Church of Santa Rita used to stand in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris. A few weeks after Father Hamel was assassinated by the Islamic terrorists, the French police cleared the church. It is now a parking lot. Police dragged out the priests by their legs as a Mass was being celebrated. "When France is moved by the martyrdom of Jacques Hamel and [then Prime Minister] Manuel Valls speaks of financing mosques and training imams, we do not understand that churches are abandoned to their sad fate and demolished", Eloise Lenesley wrote at the time in Le Figaro.

In France, there are laws protecting old trees from indiscriminate cutting. But the state is free to flatten old Christian churches. The vacuums created in the French landscape are already being filled by the booming mosques.

Cowardly French authorities would never treat Islam as they are now treating Christianity. Marine Le Pen pointedly asked: "What if we built parking lots on top of Salafist mosques, instead of our churches?"


Haus-Targaryen Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:46 Permalink

There is a second Holocaust in Europe coming.  Whomever doesn't see it is blind, willfully or not.  The only question yet to be decided is which group of people will be the purpetrators and which will be the "victims".  

RagnarRedux Haus-Targaryen Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:10 Permalink

"There is a second Holocaust in Europe coming."That would be a third holocau$t then.The First HolocaustJewish Fund Raising Campaigns With Holocaust Claims During And After World War One (WWI) MILLION JEWS 1915-1938: 10 Major Newspaper Articles With The "6 Million Jews" Figure And Claims Of Massacres, Holocaust, Or Extermination, Churchill, de Gaulle"Three of the best known works on the Second World War are General Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe (New York: Doubleday [Country Life Press], 1948), Winston Churchill's The Second World War (London: Cassell, 6 vols., 1948-1954), and the Mémoires de guerre of General de Gaulle (Paris: Plon, 3 vols., 1954-1959). In these three works not the least mention of Nazi gas chambers is to be found.Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; the six volumes of Churchill's Second World War total 4,448 pages; and de Gaulle's three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages. In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi "gas chambers," a "genocide" of the Jews, or of "six million" Jewish victims of the war."

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iconic (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:17 Permalink

There was no jew holocaust. Read the Rudolf Report just for starters. Free pdf online. There was,  however, a Christian holocaust, perptrated by the atheist commie soviet jew against tens of millions of Christians in Russia and Eastern Europe. If we refer to the latter, then we can talk about a 'second'. Otherwise, we can only say 'first'.

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Guderian Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:15 Permalink

I feel little pitty.Both major European churches (catholic and protestant) have done just about everything, to alienate the majority of us.They have long turned from conservative keepers and spreaders of the faith, to libtard SJW's. They thought it was modern and cool, when it was really their demise.  I dunno where these churches stand in the US, but in Germany the Protestant Church is closer to AntiFa, than to your educated conservative;-their original base.The Protestant bishops and priests are actually the strongest proponents of 'Refugees Welcome' (incl. illegal refuge in their premises), ''Embrace Islam' (incl. joint services, where the muzzies openely (if in Arabic) denounce Christ and Christianity) and lots of other crap that is nothing but Virtue Signalling, rather than offering spiritual counseling and faith.I wouldn't subject my kids to either the perverts of the Catholic Church, with their secretive power base in Rome, nor the distorted Protestants, that would give them a toxic mix of relativist faith and SJW. "And so it was, that churches lost their base throughout Europe."Mosques, on the other hand give identification to the medieval invaders in Europe. They do feel, how they are unable to integrate and succeed here. They are too low on IQ, too alien to education by their stone age families and and culture and too much held back by their ultra-restrictive 'faith'. You don't make a 500 year leap in 1-2 generations! Period. They have long come to understand, that they will never be part of our middle class, where you need good education, high work ethics and an open mind to new ideas, developments and tech. If you would not be convinced by my words, check, how 3rd generation Turks are identifying with German values LESS, than their parents and grandparents. There are next to no intermarriages with Germans, next to no interfriendships and certainly no 3rd gen Turks stating "I'm German first.".I am convinced, it is much the same with Northern Africans in France, Black Africans in Belgium and Pakis/Bangladeshis in the UK.All of the above hurt felings are healed by the mosque. The muezzin cites from the Quran, how they should NOT integrate, NOT embrace our values, NOT mingle and NOT strive to become part of our far suprior culture. The muzzies inferiority is vindicated in the mosque.Churches in Europe have lost its sheeple, by alienating them. Mosques not only grow by the increasing number of muzzies, but their perceived remedy to their inferiority.

samjam7 Guderian Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:09 Permalink

Completely agree with you, let's face it is it the Muslim's fault that most ordinary French citiziens don't remember when they went to church last time? The fact that churches have become empty large halls with some old, dying people visiting every once in a while is not one thing that could be blamed on Muslims. Extreme liberalism, secularism and all that comes with it has led to this areligious behavior. The elites want us to not care about God and spirituality to make life meaningless and unable to unite behind a common cause? Do you think if Europeans weren't more religious they'd allowed the current demographic engineering being forced down their throat? The whole thing is by design and the sheep is playing along willfully. One can blame Islam and Muslims for many things, but not that they have forsaken their creed over materialism. That is a speciality of European Christians.

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Guderian samjam7 Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:44 Permalink

"The elites want us to not care about God and spirituality to make life meaningless and unable to unite behind a common cause"They have eliminated the basis of our societies piece by piece with the friendly help of distorted 'intellectuals', leftist journalists, corrupt politicians, cult-like NGO and at the end even the churches. They attacked and destroyed:-Religion-Patriotism-Culture-Family-Womens profile-Male profile-Sexuality-Education/knowledge/craftsmanship-Gender-RaceWe are left with nothing but memories of what made us strong and united in the past.....and we let them.

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BeansMcGreens Guderian Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:15 Permalink

Great comment.But remember this is the way it is supposed to be as predicted. 2 Thessalonians New International Version (NIV) Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ  and our being gathered to him,  we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. There is no way to stop Christ's plan.

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Pollygotacracker BeansMcGreens Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:17 Permalink

Yes, there will be a "falling away" from sound doctrine. We have already witnessed this with the corrupt, liberal theology in the protestant churches in the U.S. There will be enemies of the Gospel inside the church, ie. false teachers, false prophets. And, there will be enemies outside the church, ie. Islam. Christs return is predicated on these events.

I Peter 4:17,18

For it is time for judgement to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the Gospel of God?

And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the Godless man and the sinner?

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Pollygotacracker cornflakesdisease Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

The New Testament completes the Bible, not the Old Testament. No one in the Bible record spoke on "hellfire" more than Jesus. Jesus raised Lazarus Himself. In fact, the Bible record states that Jesus deliberately stayed away so that Lazarus would die. God used this to demonstrate that Jesus was sent from God and that His power was for real. Jesus also raised the widow of Nains son and Jairus' daughter. All three died before the crucifixtion and resurrection took place. Where did their spirits go? The Bible does not tell us. But, the Bible does tell us that if you refuse God's grace and reject Jesus you will suffer. That is what is important.P.S. Read the verses concerning the rich man and the pauper (Lazarus) who goes to Abraham's bosom at death. Hellfire.

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iconic (not verified) Pollygotacracker Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:04 Permalink

The text speaks for itself. Most here reject its accuracy and its reliability. Europeans have rejected the religion that was formed from that text. It means nothing to them. Many in Europe (esp Scandavians) will wave off the Christian  religion as a foreign eastern mythology that has no place there - even though their myths and gods called for, among other nasty things, human sacrifice. Granted, the Jesusian legend has an unfortunate association with Semites and levitical rhetorical con artists, but if one zooms in to focus on the message of the central protagonist of what later became the Christian religion, we find universal themes of love, honesty, mercy, peace, and justice. Looking only at the text of what is attributed to Jesus having said, you can't find calls for demonic rituals, and other insensible and bizarre things we find all over the world that have no connection to anything Jesus either expressly, or impliedly stated. Despite the excuses ppl make (and there are many) to reject what Jesus had to say, the bottom line is whether it was Jesus or Susej, from any place, culture or point of origin, Jesus told the truth, that is universally applicable to every person no matter where they are born, what their cultural paradigm or in what era they find themselves. The truth is a bitch, and nobody likes to hear it, especially when it gets personal, demanding the person change to whom it applies. Jesus said it well, "People are more comfortable in their personal darkness, they won't come to the light, lest their deeds be reproved, favoring their compromised evil ways". And it just so happens that this one person above everybody else became associated with Truth and Light. Since we are all generally allergic to that, we would by default, then, be naturally averse to Jesus. This is why we see the destruction of Christianity - not because the religion is flawed, but because at its root, there is Mr. Truth teller, Jesus. Now that we have succeeded in relieving ourselves of the burden of the universal truth Jesus underlined, it should come as no surprise the vacuum created in its absence is twisted, dark, violent and bizarre, e.g. judaism, islamism, and a zillion other strange religions, the modern one being what we call political correctness, with all of its strange and demented axioms, conspicuously not aligned with anything Jesus had to say. It is a terrible thing on a symbolic level to see an elegant old cathedral torn down to make way for a religious cult that expressly promotes cold blooded killing. But it is disturbing because we realize we have rejected the truth and we are only doing what cold blooded killers do, tear down even symbols of truth, light, love, mercy, kindness, compassion  and justice and replace them with parking lots.    

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cornflakesdisease Pollygotacracker Sun, 08/13/2017 - 21:49 Permalink

What is the ‘fiery Gehenna’ to which Jesus referred?Reference to Gehenna appears 12 times in the Christian Greek Scriptures. Five times it is directly associated with fire. Translators have rendered the Greek expression ge?en·nan tou py·ros? as “hell fire” (KJ, Dy), “fires of hell” (NE), “fiery pit” (AT), and “fires of Gehenna” (NAB).Historical background: The Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna) was outside the walls of Jerusalem. For a time it was the site of idolatrous worship, including child sacrifice. In the first century Gehenna was being used as the incinerator for the filth of Jerusalem. Bodies of dead animals were thrown into the valley to be consumed in the fires, to which sulfur, or brimstone, was added to assist the burning. Also bodies of executed criminals, who were considered undeserving of burial in a memorial tomb, were thrown into Gehenna. Thus, at Matthew 5:29, 30, Jesus spoke of the casting of one’s “whole body” into Gehenna. If the body fell into the constantly burning fire it was consumed, but if it landed on a ledge of the deep ravine its putrefying flesh became infested with the ever-present worms, or maggots. (Mark 9:47, 48) Living humans were not pitched into Gehenna; so it was not a place of conscious torment.At Matthew 10:28, Jesus warned his hearers to “be in fear of him that can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.” What does it mean? Notice that there is no mention here of torment in the fires of Gehenna; rather, he says to ‘fear him that can destroy in Gehenna.’ By referring to the “soul” separately, Jesus here emphasizes that God can destroy all of a person’s life prospects; thus there is no hope of resurrection for him. So, the references to the ‘fiery Gehenna’ have the same meaning as ‘the lake of fire’ of Revelation 21:8, namely, destruction, “second death.”

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iconic (not verified) Kidbuck Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:15 Permalink

The term 'jew' is a fraud itself, because of its mercurial indefinite nature, and the 'jew' lays claims to an ancient ppl they do not trace to. Further, even if there were a trace, the mythology is dubious, and impossible to reliably corrborate. In other words, by all objective measures, 'jew' is a fraud that adopted a fraud, a double fraud. Anyone who embraces the fraud and is not willing to be honest about who they really are is a fraud, however superficially 'good' they appear to be.  A 'jew' today will never disavow the fraud lest they resign the privilege. As far as the so-called 'contribution' of the jew, with few exceptions, they have been entirely destructive and disruptive to the balance of humanity, to those by some sketchy measure have been deemed not inside the cult, or ineligible to join.

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Malleus Maleficarum Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:51 Permalink

- The Gatestone Institute, founded by Nina ROSENWALD a hard line offshoot of the NEOCONSERVATIVE Hudson Institute. The Hudson Institute is part of a close-knit group of NEOCONSERVATIVE policy institutes that champion aggressive, ISRAEL-CENTRIC US foreign policies. Once again, I read the title and say "Gatestone Institute Propaganda." Must by why these articles are dumped at 0300. ZH gets paid, but the TA is asleep (or more accurately, the target audience is not here on ZH to begin with), so "oops, PSYOP fail!" Breitbart and National Review will get you far more bang for your buck, folks. NO MORE AMERICAN BLOOD AND TREASURE FOR ISRAEL! NO MORE ARMS TO SAUDI ARABIA. AMERICA HAS NO DAMNED BUSINESS, WHATSOEVER, IN THE MIDDLE EAST!  More and more are awakening to this belated realization, daily. Besides, I've known many Israeli soldiers. They're hard as nails professionals and quite capable of fighting their own damned wars. Wars that think-tank desk jockey clowns foment on the American taxpayers' dime, I might add. 

Twee Surgeon Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:05 Permalink

The flakey random French.An Ancient land In Ancient blood, entrenched.Are they Roman or Saxon ? Someone should ask them.A Snail munching lot and and all they have got is to be the new German parking lot.How many ferocious Frenchmen died while the Rothschild's did abide ?Ten million or more ?Is anyone keeping score ?A myth it is that they turn and run, they just forget which side they are on.Someone should do a Casualty Chart / Graph of French casualties in combat and occupation, back to Julius Caesar and see how many French dudes and babes did go completely noble. I have no part or interest in France or Frenchy things but the whole Dropped your rifle thing is not just ignorant but also tedious.Clueless cunts should shut the fuck up. And I'm no Francophile by a long shot. Credit where credit is due. Millions of French people have sacrificed their lives for a noble non Monarchy, non Nazi cause.

moorewasthebestbond (not verified) Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:41 Permalink

Sacrebleu! Surrender is not a winning strategy. Intertwined in Revolutionary Liberty, when the lights go out in France, America soon follows.

Dwarsligger Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:52 Permalink

Bringing down the fabric of society is only one purpose for these population floods. We all know that. But how many people are aware of another purpose for moving these masses across multiple borders?The elite's enablers (the UN, big pharma, banks and 'institutes' and NGOs) are very very busy beavering away with their conspiracy to bring a global registration system into the world. It is called ID2020 - a digital financial identity with the plan to use the point of vaccination as their 'Entry Point'. And they need lots of 'refugees' for a massive try-out of chippping everyone with this number. It is all in their own online strategic documents. No theory - FACT.The ID2020 Pilot: refugees 

East Indian Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:10 Permalink

France is Catholic; it is in their veins. They are not spiritual, or religious, but they will never disown their church. And the present attempt to thrust Islam into their society will end in ugly scenes. My guess is that true Frenchmen are too impoverished to protest this abomination of their society. It is not that Islam is new to Europe; Europe had seen Islam when it was fresh and not so corrupted, and still rejected it. It will certainly reject the poisonous Saudi variety of our times. I recall an article by a Muslim professor about 25 years ago, predicting that there would be a genocide of muslims in Europe. Unfortunately I am unable to locate it. 

Jambo Mambo Bill Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:50 Permalink

Now that the Eurocrats brought all this garbage to Europe, how are they going to clean it up? NEVER ! The whole continent is becoming garbage ! Muslims and Islam should be ILLEGAL in Europe, and similar laws to prevent the spread of Nazism should be applied to Islam.The religion of peaces is not compatible with the West, their main goal is to conquer and destroy the host culture, look what has happen with the old Egypt and the Eastern Roman empire in Constantinople when these fuckers conquered it...Muslims filth are already embedded deep in the West, it would take an inquisition like process to remove it from the bowels of Europe, and that is not going to happen, Europe has lost its manpower, its brightest and strongest to decades of Wars and Immigration.We are witnessing the end of Europe as we know it.... the worse is that the Whole Western World is fucked like that... no place to hide. Soon there will be no land for European like people... Perhaps Eastern Europe and Russia will remain somehow European for few more hundred years, IF a WWIII scenario won't wipe them out.Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, Middle-East for the Arabs and Europe for everybody... the attempt of the Europeans to make Americas and Australia an European refuge fail, Latin America was inundated with Africans and others that fucked it all... Australia is doing well importing Muslims on Record pace and so half of North America is already lost...

c2nnib2l Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:54 Permalink

same in UK  in some cases they actually change the churches into mosques yup... it's that bad  In Poland when they wanted to open a mosque they'ev ask the community about it. And majority said they don't want the mosque in their area... in UK they don't even ask you you have nothing to say and even if you do, nobody will listen near Windsor Castle in Berkshire in places like Slough, Reading, Hounslow you've got more Mosques than churches 

Jambo Mambo Bill c2nnib2l Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:15 Permalink

Britain that once was the leader of innovation and development, that built one of the strongest Empires that the World ever seen... has become a conquered land with a bunch of suicidal Politicians.Brits are a suicidal bunch for what I know... Brits rate and despise the Christian White Eastern Europeans, specially Polish folks, however they don't say anything about the trillions of Africans, Indians, Pakis and Middle Eastern scum that make more than 60% of all major British cities and that import their whole extended families that jammed the British healthcare system... benefit suckers... or like some say, wealth creators right?!...If you go to London, Manchester or Birmingham, most of the White people you see around, if you see any :-), are from other European countries or from Poland... so Brits should thank God that these poor White folks are there... otherwise Britain would be a 80% Muslim and African land...Britain could lead Europe with a revolution, and get rid of the parliament and the Queen to begin with, that fail to protect the British people and has imported millions to destroy Britain, and then deport all the filth back to Africa and Asia.

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Mimir Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:36 Permalink

"France: Churches Vanish"The facts : There are some 42 258 churches in France (protestant "temples" and privately owned chapels, not counted) which represent about  a church for each 275 catholics.Between 1905 and 1965 some 1242 churches were build and since 1965, some 644.There are less than 3.000 muslim mosques : A mosque for each 1.200 muslims in the country.   

TheSilentMajority Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:23 Permalink

It is incredibly sad to observe the surrender & self-genocide of a once great culture.

The art of the stealth war:
- mass immigration, both illegally & legally
- breed much faster than the indigenous population
- bankrupt the state with massive new security costs and huge new unsustainable welfare costs
- gain overwhelming political influence and power
- legislate blasphemony laws and sharia courts

Caliphate accompli.

debtserf Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:36 Permalink

... "Marc Tracy at Tablet revealed several instances of plagiarism by Meotti, who is a columnist for YNet and the pro-Berlusconi Italian daily Il Foglio. According to Tracy, the plagiarism occurred in a recent piece by Meotti wrote contrasting Israel’s supposedly flawless record on gay rights with the record of the barbaric Arabs, who are portrayed through the increasingly popular pro-Israel tactic of pinkwashing as not culturally enlightened enough to enjoy their liberation. In the column, Meotti lifted entire paragraphs from writings by two fellow pro-Israel cadres, Jamie Kirchick and Brett Stephens.

Meotti’s penchant for plagiarism was not limited to a single column, however. Google a paragraph at random from any column and you are likely to find that he has lifted much of it, if not the whole thing, from someone else.

Meotti is so bereft of originality that he even plagiarizes himself: He pasted a long section from a February 24, 2012 column about how “music can be a platform for anti-Semitism” into a piece he published two months later about anti-Semites in Hollywood working to destroy Israel."

jfb Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:07 Permalink

The same Gatecrap institute tactic; linking islam and the disparition of churches in the title.First the war on christianism in France was waged mostly by the masons in 1905, although the usual tribe wasn't far behind. It's one thing to reject the "islamization of France", it's another thing to blame them for the disparition of churches, the middle class, family values or the collapse of the society. The idiot who wants  to focus exclusively on muslims (rather than to see the failure of his own decadent model) will go down and vanish even if he suceed to "de-islamicize" the society. But even this "de-islamicization" will fail; they don't want your secular, LGBT, "progressive" society where their son can become a girl, grow a beard and win the Eurovision.