Skip to comments.US al-Qaida Official Called Catholics 'Fertile Ground' for Conversion
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:50:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
DUBLIN (CNS) -- A U.S. al-Qaida official concluded that Catholics were "fertile ground" for conversion, "particularly after the rage expanding against the mother church (Vatican) as a result of its scandals and policies refused by many of its public."
American al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn wrote Osama bin Laden in January 2011 and laid out reasons for reaching out to Catholics, particularly the Irish. He urged bin Laden to use public anger at the church's mishandling of clerical abuse to encourage Irish people to convert to Islam, according to newly declassified documents.
The letter was contained in files allegedly found at bin Laden's Pakistan hideout after he was killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last May.
The Combating Terrorism Center, a privately funded research base at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, posted a number of declassified documents belonging to bin Laden on its website May 3.
They were taken in the raid on his house.
The letter from Gadahn particularly highlighted the reason for approaching the Irish, noting Ireland was not a participant in "Bush's Crusade wars."
It noted "the increasing anger in Ireland towards the Catholic Church after exposing a number of sex scandals and others" and speaks of the hunger of youths because of the economic downturn in Ireland.
Gadahn wrote that Irish people, "who were the most religious of atheist Europe," were moving toward secularism.
"Why do not we face them with Islam?" he asked.
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I would prefer to listen to this man. He is the type of man our country needs again. http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0
Catholics who don’t believe in or practice Catholic doctrine are not actually Catholic.
I'll believe this when Nacy Pelosi converts. (I kind of hope she does - she'd look ravishing in a bomb vest)
Oh yes, if you are angry at the church for abusing the young then you should most certainly join the church that married young kids off at 9 years old... /s
I hope Adam Gadahn is promoted to the very top of Al Qaeda’s leadership. Clearly a visionary genius.
Maybe that was good advice. Catholic Irish have a good deal of experience with blowing stuff up.
Yabbut, if they’ll blow up CofE, it’d be just that much easier to blow up the Muslim heathen.
If not for the interference of their Leftist collaborators, these brainless Jihadi idiots would have been driven back to their dark ages years ago?
I pray that we can someday have another president like President Reagan.
This would explain why Obamacare requires Catholics to defile their faith (through mandated birth control and abortion involvement) but allows Muslims to be exempt from what the Obama regime calls a “tax”.
IOW, Obamacare forces Catholics to act as if they weren’t Catholic while they and all other non-Muslims pay a “dhimmi tax” that Muslims (the preferred government religion under Obama) don’t have to pay.
This is sharia forced down our throats.
I disagree with bin Laden’s thesis. Once a Catholic, a person is always a Catholic — and that’s with a capital C!!!!
Yes, there are some poorly catechized people out there, but we are the ones who need to lead them back to the One, Holy. Catholic and Apostolic Church.
So evangelize as you go about your day!
Is that middle photo an actual photo of weddings?
Perhaps given the outreach kadaffy had with Ireland the rest of the islamic world maybe gets the wrong idea.
Corruption often yields a tangled web.
Here’s a nice story from last year:
There are all sorts of relationships between Europe and the Mideast.
It’s not just Ghaddafi; the IRA has partnered up with the Palestinian terrorists for decades.
Wow. That is really disturbing. To look at little girls like that in a sexual way is so wrong.
The article posted below the pic talks about child brides dying from genital injuries. I can only imagine what those little girls suffered. And I can’t imagine any self-respecting man being willing to do that.
A comment on that page quotes an imam explaining that though Mohammad married Aisha when she was 6 he only had sex with her when she was 9.
Nine. And this is the guy that Muslims practically worship.
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