Europe’s New Official History Erases Christianity and Promotes Islam

It used to be back in the days of early America that, if you were going to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, you would book the trip and make the voyage of a lifetime to the sites that inspired the Holiest Book known to man.  As time wore on and the Islamic influence in the Middle East took hold of the nations in a strangling grip that meant you could very easily be murdered for your pilgrimage as a Christian, the trip to the Holy Land redirected to another continent where the influences of Christianity were numerous, historically wondrous, and magically encapsulated by the richness that was Europe.

Christians dominated Europe for 99% of its existence as a power in the world that knew no rivals.  The most audacious advances in the human lifespan from the 10th to the 18th Centuries were guided in large part because of (not accidental to) Christianity.

Yet today in modern Europe, with a union of nations that has become the calling card of globalism, a world without borders, and a fiendish enslavement of those powers who are doing well to give more than they can afford while others languish within the confines of Socialism and Communism, a small group of leaders has made a choice for the rest of humanity in Europe to close off the annals of Christianity, allow it to fade away into the mists of time, and replace its dogma with that of Islam.

A few days ago, some of Europe's most important intellectuals — including British philosopher Roger Scruton, former Polish Education Minister Ryszard Legutko, German scholar Robert Spaemann and Professor Rémi Brague from the Sorbonne in France — issued “The Paris Statement”. In their ambitious statement, they rejected the “false Christendom of universal human rights” and the “utopian, pseudo-religious crusade for a borderless world”. Instead, they called for a Europe based on “Christian roots”, drawing inspiration from the “Classical tradition” and rejecting multiculturalism:

“The patrons of the false Europe are bewitched by superstitions of inevitable progress. They believe that History is on their side, and this faith makes them haughty and disdainful, unable to acknowledge the defects in the post-national, post-cultural world they are constructing. Moreover, they are ignorant of the true sources of the humane decencies they themselves hold dear — as do we. They ignore, even repudiate the Christian roots of Europe. At the same time they take great care not to offend Muslims, who they imagine will cheerfully adopt their secular, multicultural outlook”.

In 2007, reflecting on the cultural crisis of the continent, Pope Benedict said that Europe is now “doubting its very identity”. In 2017, Europe took a further step: creating a post-Christian pro-Islam identity. Europe's official buildings and exhibitions have indeed been erasing Christianity and welcoming Islam.

One kind of official museum recently opened by the European Parliament, the “House of the European History”, costing 56 million euros. The idea was to create a historical narrative of the postwar period around the pro-EU message of unification. The building is a beautiful example of Art Deco in Brussels. As the Dutch scholar Arnold Huijgen wrote, however, the house is culturally “empty”:

“The French Revolution seems to be the birthplace of Europe; there is little room for anything that may have preceded it. The Napoleonic Code and the philosophy of Karl Marx receive a prominent place, while slavery and colonialism are highlighted as the darker sides of European culture (…) But the most remarkable thing about the House is far as its account is concerned, it is as if religion does not exist. In fact, it never existed and never impacted the history of the continent (…) No longer is European secularism fighting the Christian religion; it simply ignores every religious aspect in life altogether”.

Worse still, the Christian influence in the very flag that was designed to represent the EU and the Catholic roots that marked its simplicity and its beauty was ripped away as well when the explanation of the flag's design was conspicuously absent of a description of its Christian foundations.

As a testament to their dogged determination to wipe clean the Christian slate from Europe, the leaders in Brussels even instructed Poland to alter its Eurodollar monetary coins which depicted Christian religious figures and symbols to be completely devoid of such trappings!

Angela Merkel, who has been an outspoken supporter of Germany's push to bring in 1 million Muslims by the end of a decade, belongs to the Christian Democratic Party that is now insisting that Muslim holidays be instituted throughout Europe, while completely ignoring the efforts of their own nation to diminish Christians and Jews.  Germany is one of the leading supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement that seeks to separate Israeli products from being sold throughout the rest of the world.  While many in the US see this as an anti-Semitic movement, George Soros and his Leftist agenda have wholeheartedly embraced it, especially in Europe.

Isabelle Benoit, a historian who helped design the exhibition, told AP: “We want to make clear to Europeans that Islam is part of European civilisation and that it isn't a recent import but has roots going back 13 centuries”.

The official European establishment has turned its back on Christianity. The establishment appear unaware of the extent to which the continent and its people still depend on the moral guidance of its humanitarian values, especially at a time when radical Islam has launched a civilization challenge to the West. “It is simply a problem of a packing that tends to fill a ‘void'”, just wrote Ernesto Galli della Loggia in the Italian daily newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.

“It is impossible to ignore that behind the packing are two great theological and political traditions — that of the Russian Orthodoxy and Islam — while behind the ‘void' there is only the fading of the Christian consciousness of the European West”.

That is why it is hard to understand the “logic” behind the official European animosity toward Christianity and its attraction to a basically totalitarian Islam. Europe could easily be secular without being militantly anti-Christian. It is easier to understand why thousands of Poles just took part in a mass protest along Poland's borders to voice their opposition to “secularization and Islam's influence”, which is exactly the same as the official crazy EU credo.

During the Second World War, the Allies avoided bombing Brussels, because it was to be the site of European rebirth. If the European elite continue with this cultural repudiation of their Judeo-Christian-Humanistic culture, the city could be its grave.

Not long ago, there was a concerted effort on the part of the American government, under the steady and Islamophile grip of Barack Obama, to promote the fallacy that Muslims were the actual founders of America and that the very first Iftar dinner (a Muslim recognition of the start of Ramadan) was held at the White House at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson.  Even though it was roundly rejected and proven to be fiction by supporters of groups like CAIR and the ACLU, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center, the president himself used the example, not once, but twice, while speaking during Ramadan from the White House.

This is what is happening in Europe.  Very soon, at the rate they're going, the Leftists will have their utopian society and their submission will finally be complete.

Source:  The Gatestone Institute



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