St. Juan de Ribera, Archbishop of Valencia, expelling the Moriscos from Spain
Finally, the Christians are getting something right with Islam.
Several years ago, I wrote a piece for the website One Peter Five in which I said that interfaith dialogue with Muslims is a delusion because among many things it presumes mutual respect. I pointed out that while individual people can respect each other regardless of religion, such a respect is impossible with Islam because Islam denies the humanity of non-Muslims, and dialogue will be at best superficial.
This means something else which I have been saying for years, which is that Islam cannot exist peaceably in a non-Muslim society, as it will seek to dominate and destroy all that does not submit to its will. As such, there is either conversion, expulsion, or conflict in which there can emerge only one winner and the loser dies. This has absolutely nothing to do with hatred of Muslims or Islam- it is just a sad reality, because in a zero-sum contest between two opponents who are mutually and irreconcilably opposed to each other, as one increases the other decreases, and the victory of one necessarily means the extinction of the other.
Christians once upon a time understood this, and this was the reason for the Crusades and constant wars with the Muslim world- they were not fought out of desire, but out of necessity, for if they did not win, it would mean the death of not only their persons, but their entire societies and way of life. It is also the reason why in Christianity, war is not only permitted, but it is a heresy to deny the necessity of war under proper moral conditions- because some people by choice simply and persistently refuse to live in peace with others, and if they are not militarily confronted they will cause havoc until they bring complete destruction.
From 1683 until about 1945, the Muslim world was in a state of continual decline and disorder. This bade very well for the Europeans, as it not only lifted the Muslim threat from their backs, but as a result of this it allowed for Europe to expand massively at home and abroad, bringing with it many great achievements that have changed the world for the better. However, the threat of Islam in the Muslim world never diminished- it just went dormant, but it still remained. In Europe, unfortunately, some Europeans saw their material gains as a sign that they did not need the Faith which brought Europe into existence and sustained it for centuries, and as a result began to rebel again and even attempt to destroy the Faith.
By the end of the Second World War, Christianity existed in Europe more as a relic in a museum from ages past than as the living, breathing way of life that it is. Rejected by many Europeans and ostracized, the secular-minded men turned to creating a proverbial “heaven in this life,” and as part of that they adopted the egalitarian error, and so invited millions of Muslims into Europe, thinking that they could civilize the Muslims by education, secularism, and material prosperity.
This was the fatal error of the Europeans- they thought that they could control the Muslims by the temporal, but for Islam, the temporal is just a manifestation of the greater spiritual blessings of Allah. All that it would take was for a spark of Islamic religious fervor, a Muslim revival, even a small one, to set in motion a dangerous chain of events that could re-awaken the terrible Mohammedan monster as Europe’s great nemesis, but only this time Europe would be without its main defense- the Faith of its ancestors. Without this critical defense (and really, it was the only defense that Europe ever actually had), Europe would eventually be destroyed and forced to become the slave of Muslims.
People said this idea was crazy for years. They laughed at it. They said it was a “conspiracy theory.” Fortunately, people are starting to realize that this was not conspiracy theory at all, but conspiracy fact. The European openness to Muslims has finally turned on them, and they are discovering the hard way that the people they invited in and though they could control were never under their control at all, and now they are flexing their muscles and threatening to destroy as they always have done.
And as always, the answers to Islam remain the same- convert or conflict, otherwise you will submit. Only when these answers are put in place will Christians finally be able to overcome Islam’s sword.
Fortunately, Christians in the Philippines have started to put these lessons to use. Urdaneta City in the north of the Philippines has passed a new law forcibly evicting Muslims from the city because they are the cause of drug trafficking, murder, and violence:
Mayor Amadeo Gregorio Perez 4th has ordered the clearing of the city of all Muslim residents, giving them three weeks to leave Urdaneta in the wake of his intensified campaign against illegal drugs.
The mayor announced the bold step during the flag-raising ceremony on Monday and instructed barangay (village) officials and the police to enforce the order.
Supt. Marcelino Desamito, city police chief, was also ordered to monitor all hotels and restaurants here after reports said these establishments were being used in illegal drug activities.
He requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to enact an urgent ordinance stopping the entry of Muslims, either to rent a house or stay in hotels or inns in the city.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has identified the drug-infested villages where the Muslims reside–Poblacion, Pinmaludpud, Camantiles, San Vicente, Bayaoas, Anonas, Dilan Paurido, Nancayasan, and Nancamaliran East and West.
Citing a police report that was confirmed by the PDEA chief, retired general Isidro Lapeña, Perez disclosed that at least 84 percent of more than 5,000 Muslim residents here aged 12 years old and above, are into drug peddling.
The report said that most of the crimes—murder, summary execution, robbery and rape—are also related to drugs allegedly being sold like candy by the Muslim drug pushers in the city.
Perez urged owners of apartments and houses being rented by the Muslims to serve them eviction notice, with warning that their business permits will be canceled if they ignore the order.
He admitted that his decision maybe abrasive but said it was the only way to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs here.
The mayor said he realizes that the order will have an effect on the economy of the city as some of them are engaged in legal businesses and paying taxes. (source)
Good for this mayor. This man is a true lover of freedom, because he recognizes that freedom comes from God and God grants freedom for men to choose what is morally right. This was also a very hard decision to make today in light of the constant moralizing by certain Western nations about “freedom” and “democracy,” when in reality what is promoted is license and debauchery. However, while it may not be popular in the West, the fact is that government exists not to permit license but to assist men in getting to heaven by aiding the cause of right and opposing what is wrong. This is the Catholic “three estates” in practice- the government as the first estate, the Church as the second, and the people as the third, all working together for the cause of the greater good, and with the Church as the buffer between the two to ensure neither side attempts to overtake and subjugate the other to its arbitrary will.
This man’s actions will surely make a positive, noticeable impact in the city’s problems. It is now for the West to take note and follow this example if it wants to survive the next great wave of Islamic revivalism sweeping its lands.