Worshipers beheaded in French churches – the end of Western civilization

Civil war is not a threat in France, it is already underway/. Op-ed.

By Giulio Meotti, INN31/10/20 

French Police (illustrative)
French Police (illustrative)

Today: Greek Orthodox Priest shot and wounded in rue St-Lazare in Lyon Greek while leaving church.

Three victims in the Notre Dame cathedral in Nice last week. We can finally give them a face. It is always terrifying to approach the beauty of these faces, of their stories, with the horror that Islamic terrorists reserve for them in death.

It has been the same feeling for me, a non-Jew, with all the Israeli victims of Arab terrorism.

Three Christians murdered inside a French church because they were Christians and few in the West who understood the tragedy – its meaning, the symbols, what this blood tells us – right before our eyes.

Nadine Devillers. She was beheaded near the baptismal font. She has a crutch and held her mask in her hand. The sacristan, Vincent Loquès. And Simon Barreto-Silva. The latter, after the stab wounds, had managed to drag herself out of the basilica and pronounce the last words: “Tell my children I love them”.

Civil war is not a threat in France anymore, it is already underway. The solution is simple. They must impose an indefinite quarantine on Islam, expel hundreds of Salafist imams, close many mosques, ban all foreign funds linked to Islamization, remove French citizenship from Islamists with double passports and send them back to the sewer from which they come. The heart cries for all these deaths and for our inability to defend democracy from these monsters.

A civilization that cannot defend itself is dead.

The question is: why? Because “civilization” has no more meaning in Western Europe.

Who really believes that a man who is ready to behead a teacher because he has insulted Allah will be stopped by secularism, freedom of expression and cartoons? Official France and the Islamists are not even in the same register.

Georges Bensoussaun called these “the lost territories of France”. Enclaves which, because they are now foreign, have become the breeding ground for a counter-society based on Islamic rules. A counter-country. A counter-civilization.

André Malraux had said it: “A civilization is what is aggregated around a religion”. That is not defined by level of observance. Israel is Jewish. The Arab world, most of Africa and many other countries are Islamic. Japan is shintoist. Russia is Orthodox Christian. India is Hinduist. What is Western Europe? It is nothing.

We must note that Western culture has been impoverishing itsel fat great speed since the Second World War. In French there is an expression describing post-modern life: “Métro, boulot, dodo” (Underground, work, sleep). No room for ideals. No room for values. You cannot fight people who behead for their Allah with a post-humanistic, post-modern and post-religious agenda.

An Islamic Jihadist cell beheaded a priest in a French church in 2017 while just a handful of elderly attended the mass. The three Catholics slaughtered in Nice were the survivors and the remnants of a religion that is rapidly joining the European history museum.

No civilization can be organized around “métro, boulot, dodo”.

Giulio Meotti is, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author, in English, of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter and of “J’Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel” published by Mantua Books, in addition to books in Italian. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Gatestone, Frontpage and Commentary.

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