Islam is replacing Christianity in Europe. Churches across the continent have been razed to make way for mosques. The National Federation of Great Mosques of Paris/the Council of Democratic Muslims of France asked the Catholic Church in a spirit of interreligious solidarity to rent empty churches to the Muslims.
In the Netherlands, where I chair the Ten Boom Holocaust Memorial House, dozens of churches have been converted to mosques in the last year alone. The Dutch Ministry of Culture has drawn guidelines for dealing with the conversion of churches to mosques. The Fatih Simii Mosque in Amsterdam was formerly a Catholic church. In the cradle of the reformation in the Netherlands, two additional churches have been converted into mosques.
Europe has rejected moral clarity in favor of moral relativism. Many believe that man is capable of perfection and human nature is on the path towards enlightenment. Out of this blindness, a new existential virus of anti-Semitism is being birthed against the collective Jew, Israel. In the view of enlightened Europeans, Jews are the cause of the problem; Muslims are seen as innocent and exploited.
Muslim faithful leave the Paris' Grand Mosque on September 6, 2013, one day after Pope Francis called for the world to unite on September 7 in a day of fasting and prayer for Syria, with him leading the way with a five-hour vigil in St Peter's Square. Photo Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Having undermined her moral vision, Europe has lost the courage to confront evil. The Apostle John received the vision on the Isle of Patmos in AD 95 which became the Book of Revelation. In that vision, John saw four riders on horseback galloping across the earth, bringing deceit, destruction, devastation and death. These riders are commonly known as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Listen closely; you can hear the hoof beats of the four horsemen as they sweep across Europe.
I had dinner one evening with the late Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian pastor of Jewish descent. He had gone through unspeakable torture for his faith. When I asked him about the condition of Europe at that time, and the intentions of radical Islamists, he responded, “Islam was convinced it could take over the world through a Caliphate, and it almost succeeded. When the Muslims swept through Europe like a plague, the last stronghold was Constantinople. Christians begged the bishops to give them a word from the Lord when they saw Muslim troops surrounding the city. ‘What should we do? Should we fight?’ The bishops met for many hours, and when they adjourned the masses stood as an army waiting for direction. Not a word issued forth from the bishops’ mouths. When asked again, ‘What do we do?’ The head bishop replied, ‘We don’t know. We were busy debating the questions: If a fly falls into sanctified waters, is the fly sanctified, or are the waters defiled? What color were the Virgin Mary’s eyes, and what gender are angels?’”
I wrote of this in 2007 in my "New York Times" # 1 bestseller, The Final Move Beyond Iraq: The Final Solution While the World Sleeps. I debated this premise with Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, and Arianna Huffington on network shows. I was mocked by these Liberal Leftists who believe that our own government is a repository of evil and in their eyes see terrorism as punishment for past US sins. Thus the attitude, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
In September 2010 during the United Nations General Assembly, I arranged the Fox News Network’s only interview with Iran’s infamous Holocaust-denying leader, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York. After he had accused the U.S. of blowing up the World Trade Towers and blaming it on al Qaeda, I asked Ahmadinejad, “When you make such statements, to whom are you speaking—your own base, the Iranian people or the Shi’a in the Middle East?”
Ahmadinejad looked at me with a smile and whispered, “We have many friends in the West.” He was referring to the tens of millions of Liberal Leftists throughout Europe and in the United States who pollute and poison the soul with their lies. These same Liberals prostrate themselves on the altar of moral relativism.
Will the lack of resolve, self-loathing, and lack of motivation cause the U.S. to follow Europe’s downhill path? There is little doubt that the Mahmoud Ahmadinejads of the world and the radical Islamic leaders in the Middle East actually believe that an Islamic Caliphate can dominate the world.
It was Winston Churchill who said that the world “lacked the democratic courage, intellectual honesty, and unwillingness to act” to stop Hitler’s war machine in 1935. If he had been stopped then, sixty-one million people would not have died in World War II.
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