AP: Praying the Rosary is “Islamophobic”

A leading Polish expert on xenophobia and extremism, Rafal Pankowski, saw the prayers Saturday as a problematic expression of Islamophobia coming at a time of rising anti-Muslim sentiment in Poland, a phenomenon occurring even though the country’s Muslim population is tiny….

People pray as they walk through the forest during a mass rosary prayer on Polish-Czech borders near the village of Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Oct. 7, 2017. 

“Poland is in danger. We need to shield our families, our homes, our country from all kinds of threats, including the de-Christianization of our society, which the EU’s liberals want to impose on us,” —Nationalist Catholic activist Marcin Dybowski

This morning Christine Douglass-Williams brought you a report  at Jihad Watch on this Roman Catholic “Rosary to the Borders” event in Poland. Noteworthy also is how the Associated Press covered the event: “some felt,” the AP intoned, that the event “had anti-Muslim overtones.” Why? Because “the event also commemorated the huge 16th-century naval battle of Lepanto, when a Christian alliance acting on the wishes of the pope defeated Ottoman Empire forces on the Ionian Sea, ‘thus saving Europe from Islamization.’”

That is a historical fact, but as far as the AP is concerned, noting it is “Islamophobic.” Europeans, in AP’s world, are always predators and perpetrators of evil. Muslims are always victims. So it doesn’t matter if the Battle of Lepanto and the Ottoman jihad against Europe really happened. Poles are wrong to be grateful for this victory. They should be lamenting it as a triumph of “white supremacism” over “diversity.” To wish to defend one’s religion, people and culture against hostile invaders, why, that’s way beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse today — unless one is “Palestinian” or a Rohingya Muslim (in which cases the “hostile invasion” aspect is trumped-up anyway).

“She said she was also praying for the survival of Christianity in Poland and Europe against what she sees as an Islamic threat facing the West.”

Only racist, bigoted “Islamophobes” could think there is an Islamic threat facing the West, right? Meanwhile, there has been a 64% increase in violent jihadis in Germany in one year, and now there over 1,800 there.

“Poles pray en masse at border; Some see anti-Muslim agenda,” by Vanessa Gera and Karel Janicek, Associated Press, October 8, 2017:

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national event that some felt had anti-Muslim overtones.

The unusual “Rosary to the Borders” event was organized by lay Catholics but was also endorsed by Polish church authorities, with 320 churches from 22 dioceses taking part. The prayers took place from the Baltic Sea coast in the north to the mountains along Poland’s southern borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and all along the border of this country of 38 million where more than 90 percent declare themselves Roman Catholics….

But the event also commemorated the huge 16th-century naval battle of Lepanto, when a Christian alliance acting on the wishes of the pope defeated Ottoman Empire forces on the Ionian Sea, “thus saving Europe from Islamization,” as organizers put it….

While organizers insisted the prayers Saturday were not directed against any group, some participants cited fears of Islam among their reasons for praying at the border….

She said she was also praying for the survival of Christianity in Poland and Europe against what she sees as an Islamic threat facing the West.

“Islam wants to destroy Europe,” she said. “They want to turn us away from Christianity.”…

A leading Polish expert on xenophobia and extremism, Rafal Pankowski, saw the prayers Saturday as a problematic expression of Islamophobia coming at a time of rising anti-Muslim sentiment in Poland, a phenomenon occurring even though the country’s Muslim population is tiny….

In the northern city of Gdansk, people prayed on a beach lapped by waves as seagulls flew above. Krzysztof Januszewski, 45, said that he worries Christian Europe is being threatened by Islamic extremists and by a loss of faith in Christian societies.

“In the past, there were raids by sultans and Turks and people of other faiths against us Christians,” said Januszewski, a mechanic who traveled 350 kilometers (220 miles) to Gdansk from Czerwinsk nad Wisla.

“Today Islam is flooding us and we are afraid of this too,” he added. “We are afraid of terrorist threats and we are afraid of people departing from the faith.”

Hugh Fitzgerald says:

The battle of Lepanto, in which the Holy League forces defeated the Ottomans, was only one Christian victory in the Cyprus War (1570-730) which resulted in an Ottoman victory, and the incorporation of Cyprus, formerly ruled by the Venetians, into the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, after this the Ottomans continued to conquer territory in southeastern Europe, as for example, solidifying its hold on Albania.

One of history’s great unknowns is what effect the discovery of the New World had on the ability of the Christians of Europe to withstand the Ottomans. From 1492 on Spain was preoccupied with its new territories, and the precious metals that were to be found there (e.g., the silver mines of Potosi), sending ships with soldiers,, missionaries, and administrators to the New World, with the ships returning groaning with silver and gold. This left fewer naval forces in Spain which might have joined the fight against the Ottomans. Had the New World been discovered not in 1492 but a century later, the Spanish Could have thrown all their naval forces into the Cyprus War, helped Venice and the Papacy to win it, kept Cyprus — which controlled the sea routes of pilgrims going to Jerusalem or to Mecca — under Venetian control, and strengthened the Christian forces sufficiently so that they might hold the Ottomans at bay in southeastern Europe or even re-taken territory from them.

4 thoughts on “AP: Praying the Rosary is “Islamophobic””

  1. GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national event that some felt had anti-Muslim overtones.
    Boldly said because … traitor islamophiles are really assisting the criminal islam invaders in every PC (thought control) manner possible !!!

    However …
    PC is no longer working islamophiles and islams …
    • as no one tolerates islamophiles and islams any longer !!!
    • as no one allows …
    1. Forced Conversions to islam … ANY MORE !!!
    2. Forced Subjugation to islam … ANY MORE !!!
    3. Aggravated Rape Theft and Murder by islams … ANY MORE !!!

    Now for the aftermath and beautiful result of this wonderful and magnificent prayer event …
    • each and every islamophile exterminated
    • each and every islam exterminated
    on sight …
    everywhere and anywhere …
    no questions asked …
    just exterminated

    This is the only way to STOP the islam invasion !
    seeing as to how the islams won’t voluntarily leave !!!

    islam is a curse !!!
    • muhammadans are an intolerable bodily plague !!!
    • islams are an intolerable bodily plague !!!
    • moslems are an intolerable bodily plague !!!
    • muslims are an intolerable bodily plague !!!

    however you spell it, say it, write it,
    • a bodily plague is a bodily plague !!!
    • a mind virus is a mind virus !!!
    • a criminal is a criminal !!!

    islam and its followers are a bodily plague !!!
    islam and its followers harbour a mind virus !!!
    islam and its followers are criminals !!!

    The vile putrid malevolent deceitful vicious islam and its mind controlled followers … exterminated
    because they are intolerant intolerable and everything above !!!

    1. and because they …(the islamophiles and islams)… want to convert (ie. infect) subjugate (ie. punish) or rape pillage AND murder you … if you aren’t infected with the islam virus or carry the bodily islam plague !!!

      What a SICK group of sub-human criminals !!!

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