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Cardinal Burke: ‘Highly questionable’ to say Islam worships Christian God and is therefore peaceful

ROME, Italy, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is “highly questionable” to say Catholics and Muslims worship the same God and Islam is a religion of peace, Cardinal Raymond Burke said on a call with reporters Monday.

Burke_hands_810_500_55_s_c1Burke, an American, is the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. He is now the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Burke was speaking to the media about Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ, a newly-published book-length interview with French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon in which the prelate weighs in on a host of controversial topics such as contraception and its relationship to abortion, transgender bathrooms, Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, and problems within the Catholic Church.

Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on the Catholic Church’s relationship with other religions, “is not a dogmatic document,” Burke said.

Burke was responding to a question about whether Catholics and Muslims worship the same God and whether Catholics are bound to believe Vatican II’s definition of Islam.

“The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems,” Nostra Aetate says. “They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God … they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.”

The recognition that Nostra Aetate is not dogmatic may lead the Society of St. Pius X, a traditionalist group with an irregular canonical status, to full Communion with Rome. Many Catholics view the contentious Vatican II document as unclear or even at odds with Church teaching on Catholicism being the one true faith.

80-percent-london-muslims-support-isisWhether Catholics must embrace Islam as a religion of peace or be considered dissenters was a recent topic of debate between Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org and Monsignor Stuart Swetland of Donnelly College. The former claims that Spencer’s position that Islam is inherently violent is at odds with the magisterial teachings of recent popes. Supporters of Spencer point out that popes have had varying opinions about Islam throughout the years and that affirming a certain nature of Islam is not related to Catholic faith and morals and therefore is not binding for Catholics. They also say that Catholics should consult Islam itself to determine its nature.

Burke said much of today’s response to Islam is influenced by a religious relativism and holds “we’re all worshiping the same God” and “we all believe in love.”

If “God is love,” how can He be “the same God that commands of Muslims to slaughter infidels and to establish their rule by violence?” Burke asked.

“I don’t believe it’s true that we’re all worshiping the same God,” said Burke. “To say that we all believe in love is simply not correct.”

“Everything that I’ve said about Islam, including especially what’s in the book, is based on my own studies of the texts of Islam and also of their commentators,” the cardinal said. The religious relativism that equates Catholic and Muslim teaching on the nature of God doesn’t “respect the truth” about what each religion teaches, he said. “This is not helpful.”

“Let’s examine carefully what Islam is and what our Christian faith teaches us,” said Burke, because they’re not the same thing.

“Nothing has changed in the Islamic agenda from prior times in which our ancestors” had to defend Christendom from Muslim attacks, Burke said. “They saw that Islam was attacking sacred truth.”

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A German Comments on Islam

by Steve Ray on September 10, 2016

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools.

So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant.

It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide.

It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.

It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims an d homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts–the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Paul Marack

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Any of These Traitors in our Country?

by Steve Ray on August 26, 2016

CiceroA nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Marcus Tullius Cicero(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
Speech in the Roman Senate in 58 BC

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Are Christians and Muslims Equally Violent? Pope Francis’ Answer was Painfully Shallow and Evasive

August 11, 2016

An excerpt from Catholic World Report written by Carl Olsen “The Pope and Fundamentalism” “…This is apparently how Pope Francis understands fundamentalism as well, based on remarks made on several occasions, most recently in his presser on the flight back to the Vatican from his time at World Youth Day in Krakow. As is often […]

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St. James, Slayer of Muslims (Moors)

August 10, 2016

Sure sounds politically incorrect, eh? But in Spain – especially at Santiago de Compostela – a city dedicated to St. James – that is a popular title of St. James, one of Our Lord’s twelve apostles. Spain has had a rough history with Muslims invading their land. They fought back and eventually pushed the Muslim […]

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ISIS Disagrees with the Pope and his Comments on Islam

August 4, 2016

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON AUGUST 2, 2016 “In the most recent issue of Dabiq, the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State, ISIS criticizes Pope Francis for his naïveté in clinging to the conviction that Muslims want peace and that acts of Islamic terror are economically motivated. “This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation […]

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No More Political Correctness: After Nice France, let’s stop the nonsense and be honest

July 16, 2016

“A terrific and important piece. If only it were heeded. But the political and media elites are immovable, and will keep repeating their empty gestures after every new jihad attack. “Immovable of themselves — they will have to be moved by free people: replaced by saner, stronger people who are willing to defend free nations […]

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Kindergarten Play in Gaza; Next Generation of Muslim Terrorists in Training

June 28, 2016

You think this is a religion of peace? Look what they teach and do with their kindergarteners.  For my new talk “Islam: What Every Infidel Should Know” click here. It is now on MP3 but Audio CD is coming soon.

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Steve’s Newest Talk Available: “Islam, What Every Infidel Should Know”

June 21, 2016

Without holding back any punches or “uncomfortable truths” Steve exposes Islam for what it is and gives the politically incorrect explanation of Muslim beliefs and practice.  Steve’s New CD available now for Pre-Order. CD’s will ship in mid-July. All orders of multiple items containing the pre-order will ship together. Want the mp3 version? Find it HERE. […]

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Can’t Believe I Agree with Comedian Bill Maher: He Embarrasses Newscaster Charlie Rose on Islam

June 18, 2016

I cannot believe I agree with the uber-liberal, anti-religionist comedian Bill Maher. But on this I do! Interesting video with two liberal, anti-religion guys discussing Islam. Bill Maher buries Charlie Rose, making him look like a fool – which he is of course. Worth watching. This version is edited for three reasons: 1) Lots of […]

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Are Catholics to Blame for the Orlando Jihad Slaughter?

June 18, 2016

UPDATE: Bishop Lynch rebuked by Archbishop of Miami. Some say “Yes!” including Bishop Robert Lynch, the bishop of St. Petersburg Florida who said, “sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. (Let’s hope he soon corrects or clarifies his comment.) Attacks […]

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Facts and Figures about Islam in Israel – Different than you might think

June 9, 2016

Behind the Headlines: Facts and Figures – Islam in Israel “The State of Israel…will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions.” –Israel’s Declaration of […]

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Why Muslims, Pope Francis?

April 16, 2016

It is announced today the Pope Francis will bring back 12 Syrian refugees from Greece to the Vatican — all Muslims. Why Muslims Pope Francis, why not Christians?  Imagine you are a Christian family who has suffered in a Muslim country, suffered horribly for Jesus Christ and the Church. The Pope comes to your refugee […]

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An Attempt to Understanding the Differences between Islam and Christianity

April 4, 2016

An Attempt to Understanding the Differences  Between Islam and Christianity by Bill Christian March 2016  Our governments, schools, media and many Christian denominations tell us that there is no real difference among the Abrahamic religions of the Jews, Muslims and Christians. Islam teaches that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him […]

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The Qu’ran’s Role in the Terrorism in Belgium (and Paris and here)

March 25, 2016

This is a very honest and enlightening article for those who think Islam is a religion of peace. This is written by a man who knows – born and raised Muslim in Pakistan and now a convert to Christianity. Can’t believe USA Today allowed this article!  Forget the political correctness of our blinded culture. Pass […]

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Prepare for a New America – Using Detroit as a Model

March 5, 2016

By Frosty Wooldridge. Frosty Wooldridge (born 1947) is a US journalist, writer, environmentalist and traveler. (I ,Steve Ray who is posting his article, was born in Detroit. My ancestors lived there since the 1700’s.) I posted this a while ago but thought it worth revisiting again with Detroit recently in the news.   For 15 […]

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