Skip to comments.Cardinal Causes Uproar with "Muslim Scare" Video at Vatican
Posted on 10/16/2012 9:37:47 AM PDT by marshmallow
(Reuters) - A Roman Catholic cardinal has caused an uproar at the Vatican by screening a spurious YouTube video that makes alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.
The seven-minute clip, called "Muslim Demographics," was the talk of an international gathering of bishops on Monday, two days after Cardinal Peter Turkson screened it during a free discussion period.
Turkson, a Ghanaian who is based in the Vatican and is president of its Council for Justice and Peace, sparked consternation among his fellow bishops over the clip.
"As we were arriving this morning I was asked several times 'Who planned it? Whose was it? Who is behind it?" Father Thomas Rosica said at a briefing for journalists, who are not allowed to attend the synod sessions, the first since the screening.
He said the clip had sparked "the most animated" discussion so far at the three-week conference, and one bishop said he would rebut Turkson by presenting a report with contrary data.
The clip has brought Islam to the top of the agenda at the synod, attended by 262 bishops. "Islam is the buzzword," Rosica said.
Turkson could not be reached for comment on why he chose to screen the video during the Vatican meeting, where the bishops are discussing ways of winning back lapsed Roman Catholics in developed countries.
The clip, which has been viewed over 13 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded by an anonymous user in 2009, combines dramatic music with skewed population statistics to make claims about various European countries such as "In just 39 years France will be an Islamic republic."
Critics have pointed out that the fertility figures used in the video, which claim French women have an average of 1.8 children while French Muslim women have 8.1 children, cannot be.....
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Truth pisses some people off. Especially when it exposes them for what they are and reveals and thwarts their carefully laid plans.
I look forward to seeing the "contrary data", but I suspect it'll validate much of this video's message.
whistling past the graveyard
At the time Muslim numbers go up and up, French people are at a nonreplacement reproduction rate. (Same with Italians.) It’s going to tip real quick in Europe.
29 years strikes me as a fairly moderate prediction. When the Muslim population reaches a certain percent, then they’ll step up the killings and forced conversions, so things will move along faster. At least, that’s what has happened everywhere else.
I note that this is a Ghanian Bishop. He knows whereof he speaks. The Muslims have been taking over Africa for centuries, and are continuing to do so. And they are pretty good at murdering children and burning down churches. In the northern parts of Africa, the Arabs take over and enslave the blacks.
Of course, this is Reuters talking. No doubt SOME of the Cardinals and bishops are upset by this. And there is also reasonable fear that when word gets out, the Muzzies will just kill a few thousand more Catholics in response. But I doubt whether ALL the bishops are reacting like that, as this article pretends. Just as it pretends that the uncomfortable truths of a movie like this are not really true.
Sorry. Just watch Fitna, or read America Alone.