| Pope Francis Chastises the World’s Christians
| Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Jihad Watch : Thus did this pope, who has consistently been a stout defender of Islam
and Muslims, the man who has claimed “there is no such thing as Islamic
terrorism,” that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran
are opposed to every form of violence,” that “Islam is a religion of
peace, one which is compatible with respect for human rights and
peaceful coexistence,” chose to dwell one-sidedly on the guilt of
And just a little more than two weeks ago, Pope Francis had
chastised those Italian voters who had supported anti-Muslim parties,
including La Lega, in the recent election, insisting that “fear” (their
fear of Muslim migrants) was not a good basis for policy. Others disagree,
pointing out that when it is justified, apprehension (a more
acceptable-sounding synonym than “fear”) can be as sound a basis for
policy, and sometimes a good deal sounder, than the absence of fear.
was Churchill who had “feared” Hitler and the Nazis all through the
1930s, having recognized that appeasement would never work, while those
who thought they could make a deal with Hitler — the Cliveden Set, Lord
Halifax, Prime Minister Chamberlain — did not.
It was “fear” of Stalin’s
plans that led the Western democracies, sensibly, to such measures as
the NATO military alliance, and the same intelligent “fear” of Communist
expansion also led to American subsidies to the non-Communist parties
in France and Italy in the late 1940s and early 1950s, so as to prevent
the takeover, through free elections, of those countries by their very
large Communist parties.
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|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:31 AM