Jacques Hamel, martyr
Made it in! Yeah, I’m using the hotel wifi again and it often inexplicably locks me out of the admin site. Sorry about the comments, if you’ve been leaving them. It’s going to be another week before I can get the wifi thing recharged at home, until which time I’m only doing little bits of things on Twitter and whatnot.
But of course, as of yesterday, there’s a lot more to be said.
This is from Antonio Socci:
“This priest who has refused to kneel in the face of Islamic violence; unlike the Church of surrender, the Church of timidity, the Bergoglian Church.”
The outrage of a priest being murdered in his church while saying Mass is hardly new. In fact, as has been pointed out, it happens all the time in the places where Christians are being persecuted in Muslim majority countries. I suppose now we must simply admit that France has become one of those places.
But the pope’s disgusting, limpwristed response – decrying “hatred in all forms” has really got a lot of people seeing red.
Is there nothing, no outrage against the faithful that will prompt this man to defend his flock? Short of actually feeding the sheep to the wolves by hand, it’s hard to imagine a pastor so indifferent.
My friend Riccardo Cascioli, editor of La Nuova Bussola Quotdiniana wrote:
“As has become a reflex, all media have immediately said that it was two people with mental disorders, even before they knew the identity, and the beauty is that they continued to write even after it was known that the two were ‘soldiers’ of the Islamic State.
“And it is not that the point of view of the Church is much better: the ecclesiastically correct [response] is that you never talk about… Islamic terrorists, that Islam always must be defined as a religion of peace, that you should not discriminate with regards to immigration… And when things happen like yesterday’s here that we speak broadly of hatred and violence in the world to which we must not give in.”
I’ve been telling the mainstream media on Twitter today that their refusal to cover the Jihad in Europe, to name it, is why they are a laughingstock, why no one takes them seriously or reads them any more. People know they’re being lied to.
It’s the same with this pope.
We’ve had enough.