For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just Saying "NO" To New Mosques

A trend appears to have made its way from Europe to America.  That may not seem like news since many trends go that route, but in this case it seems surprising.  The trend of standing up to Islamic advancement (encroachment) on western society finally got some footing in England this past March when the town of Camberley voted down plans for a Muslim group to build a mosque.

The good people of New York's Staten Island must have had this in mind when they pressured the board of trustees at St. Margaret Mary's Roman Catholic Church to vote against the sale of their convent to the Muslim American Society, who themselves had plans to convert the site into a mosque and "community center."  Many expressed concerns of possible links between the MAS and the Muslim Brotherhood, a "foreign organization with alleged links to terrorism,"  alleged my @$$, see below.

Some of you might be wondering why an American like myself who believes in religious freedom would consider these trends a good thing.  Perhaps you have been living under a rock for the past 30 years, or at least since 9-11-01.  I don't know.  It may be true that there have been some bad Christians in the past who claimed they did their bad things in the name of Christ.  Some of those are living today, or are at least on death row.  They may have blown up abortion clinics or perpetrated violence on homosexuals or whatever.  But they acted alone....meaning, they did these things without approval from any organized church or their church leaders.  In fact, the acts were denounced by all church leaders as soon as news of the violence spread.  We don't hear denouncements from modern, mainstream muslims too often, do we?  Can you name even one?  See more reasons HERE.

According to Robert Spencer, a story came out today about the police in modern Indonesia tearing down a non-muslim church (Narogong Pentecostal Church), which had been accepted by most non-Christians in the area....except The Muslim Brotherhood of Limusnunggal, which has been gunning for this church since 2008.  While no one was killed (not reported, anyway), ten people were detained and then released.  They were much more fortunate than the Christians in not-so-modern Nigeria a short while back...

Want a mosque in YOUR neighborhood?  If you live near Ground Zero in Manhattan, I hope you say NO.