This will come as a surprise to few.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: “It’s time to establish a greater solidarity with Islam”
December 26, 2015 By Robert Spencer
The contemporary Catholic Church has wholeheartedly endorsed that idea that Islam is a religion of peace, and that Muslims are the first victims of jihad terrorism. This proposition is enforced as an iron dogma, the one non-negotiable point in today’s comfortable suburban Church: anything goes, everything is winked at, moral teaching is discarded or ignored left and right, but whisper that Islamic jihadists point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism, and you’ll be the new Jan Hus.
The piece in the Los Angeles archdiocesan newspaper is just one example of the barrage of nonsense that comes from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on this issue, but it is noteworthy in being particularly counterfactual. It spends a great deal of time admonishing us that the first victims of Islamic jihad terror groups are other Muslims, as Fr. Ronald Rolheiser apparently believes, with Barack Obama and numerous other Western leaders, that this proves that the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and the rest are un-Islamic. In fact, it only establishes that they believe their Muslim opponents to be un-Islamic, and because Islam mandates death for heresy and apostasy, they kill those opponents.
Rolheiser also says: “But the Muslim religion is not to blame here. There is nothing inherent in either the Koran or in Islam itself that morally or religiously undergirds this kind of violence.” Well, let’s see. Apparently Rolheiser has overlooked just a few passages from the Qur’an, including:
From, “Our Muslim brothers and sisters,” by Ronald Rolheiser:
Popular opinion more and more blames the Muslim religion itself for that violence, suggesting that there is something inherent in Islam itself that’s responsible for this kind of violence. That equation needs to be challenged, both in the name of truth and in the name of what’s best in us as Christians.
First of all, it’s untrue: Painting all Muslims with the same brush is like painting all Christians with the same brush, akin to looking at the most depraved man who calls himself a Christian and saying: “That’s Christians for you! They’re all the same!” …/.
Read more: Jihad Watch .org
Lots of passages here to show how much supporting evidence the terrorism agenda has just in the Qu’ran.
Rolheiser goes on to say:
When we look at the history of any terrorist Islamic group such as ISIS or Al-Qaeda, we see that it first establishes itself by terrorizing and killing thousands of its own people, honest, God-fearing Muslims. And it goes on killing them. ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram have killed thousands more Muslims than they have killed Christians or persons of any other religion. While their ultimate target may well be the secularized Christian West, more immediately their real war is against true Islam.
If that is the case, then we are justified in wondering (loudly) where are all these adherents to this “true Islam”? Are they suppressed or deliberately silent, and why are they not fighting back with everything in their means? Are they outnumbered? — No, because they always tell us a small percentage of Muslims follow this violent path of jihad. So, according to apologists, far more Muslims adhere to the peaceful ways.
But their lack of fighting or repelling it is not lost on us. We stand by with amazement, and frankly offended, as this defensive burden has shifted to the rest of the world to resist this growing, tyrannical force — even if from a smaller number of Muslims. How much will sympathy for complacent Muslims who refuse to take it on do, is a huge question?
Showing solidarity with complacency can be as dangerous as siding with the radical Islamists. Just like the inaction of peaceful Muslims have taught us. Ignorance has become not just an excuse… it is an entire strategy.