Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This Isn't The First Time
...and it won't be the last

Chris Gillibrand has a top notch posting in the Brussels Journal. Here's just a taste;

In 1938, Cardinal Innitzer realising his epic mistake in welcoming the Anschluss of Austria, preached a sermon in St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, "There is just one Fuehrer: Jesus Christ." His palace was trashed by the Nazis with the police slow, indifferent or looking on. The scene is dramatised in the famous film "The Shoes of the Fisherman". (side note; that scene was also in "The Cardinal")

A few years ago, I met a member of the Catholic Youth who participated in this Mass. On his way home, he greeted someone with "Long Live Our Archbishop" to show he was not a Nazi but a Christian and in consequence he spent the next six years in a concentration camp.

As I've asked in a recent post; Men of Europe, where are you? Or I guess that would more correctly be asked, Men of Europe, Quo Vadis?

Under The Heading Of We Have Met The Enemy, And They Are Us...

Another excellent posting on the same page was by "Michael in London";

Within the last 5 days, the leader of the British National Party was acquitted in a court of law over charges brought against him of incitement to violence concerning remarks he made at a private meeting, that "Islam is a vicious and wicked faith". The not-guilty verdict (and no-verdict) results have lead the British judiciary to seek a second trial, in the hope of gaining a conviction against him (try, try and try again?).

Two days later, five hundred muslims walked through the center of London, bearing banners calling for "Death to free speech", "Butcher those who insult Islam", "Behead unbelievers" and singing the praises of the July 7th 2005 suicide bombers who murdered 52 people in London (and calling for more suicide attacks in the city and Europe in general) (qv The Times, The Daily Telegraph). Many police were in attendence. Number of arrests: zero. People who complained about the inflamatory nature of the "pro terrorist" demonstration were pushed away by police.


Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

The spirit of Neville chamberlain lives on in Britain, I suppose. I guess the French aren't the only surrender-monkeys on that side of the pond. Sure, Tony Blair can bear a confrontation in the Middle east, but has He the huevos to face the enemy at home?

8:40 AM  

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