Taken from Alive, September 2018 edition.
"Alarm as radicals spread Islam in Madagascar".
"A massive drive is under way in Madagascar to import extremist Islam with radical groups "buying people" for their cause, the country's Cardinal has warned. " The rise of Islamism is palpable. You can see it everywhere. It is an invasion, with money from the Gulf States and from Pakistan - they buy people," said Cardinal Desire Tzarahazana.
Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need ,he explained that a lot of pressure is being exerted. "For example," he said, "in the north they pay women to wear the full veil, the burka, in the streets, to advertise the expansion of Islam. Then in the evening, they put on their normal clothes again." Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Oceann off the east coast of Africa. The population of 25 million is mainly Christian, a majority of whom are Preotestant, with about 5% following folk religions and about 5% following folk religions and about 3% Islam.
Archbishop Desire pointed out that in his own diocese "mosques are being built everywhere even though there aren't enough Muslims to use them. There is a plan to build over 2000 mosques in Madagascar."
He described how radical groups from Pakistan and the Gulf States fund large numbers of foreign Muslims to enter the country. "They are also bringing over Muslims en masse from Turkey," he said. "This is a phenomenon that greatly concerns us. "Once or twice a week, the Turkish Airlines unloads a plane full of Muslims, who then settle in the country, and they do not leave again."
Madagascar, he said, was being "governed by corrupt individuals", with the authorities refusing to take any action. "We have met with them on numerous occasions to alert them to the danger and to tell them what is happening, but they do nothing. There is nothing but hypocrisy everywhere". The cardinal was also concerned that young men were setting off to study in Saudi Arabia, and when they return they have become imams or religious leaders. He knew of one who had once been a student for the priesthood before his conversion to Islam. "Of course he did not say that he had been attracted by the money, but that is what is happening, on account of the poverty there."
A local newspaper had reported how a town mayor who had been brought up in a poor Catholic family was offered free university education in S. Arabia on condition that he become a Muslim. The archbishop noted several districts in the country where "extremist Islam" is increasing and he was concerned about the growing number of younger radical Muslims. "The fundamentalists are beginning to establish themselves and, little by little, as their numbers grow, we start to wonder when they will really show who they are, and this truly concerns us," he said...He summed up by saying , "the situation in our country is truly critical and we are now entering into a new crisis."
Meanwhile in Bosnia:
"Catholics being forced out of Bosnia"
Some 10,000 Catholics are leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina each year because of discrimination against them by the state, the country's Cardinal Vinko Puljic has told Aid to the Church in Need. It is difficult for Catholics, who are mainly Croats, to defend their basic rights, he said. "There are no equal rights for them in those areas where the Catholic minority lives among a majority of the other ethnic groups. "This discrimination is present in politics and admin, above all where employment is concerned."
The Cardinal added that "the insecurity is evident today among the people , and some are leaving the country for this reason. They are concerned for the future of their children."
Catholics are about 15% of the population, half a million people. More than 50% of the population is Muslim. Medjugorje is a village in the south of the country. The 1992-95 war, Cardinal Puljic pointed out, caused at least 250,000 Catholics to become refugees. "During and immediately after the war most of the Catholics were expelled from their homes amid much destruction and looting, " he said. "Neither political nor financial support was provided for their return."
Sana'a University in Yemen.
In this prestigious institute of higher learning, they print...
"Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam"
...right on their student cards.
Marks & Spencer UK sells school uniform hijabs for girls as young as 6.
This is an abomination.
This is extremist Islamism, and NOT a Koranic requirement for young Muslim girls at primary school.
Hijab/ burka wearers come into a country where the culture is to see people faces and to shake hands . They then say that their culture is better than the culture of the country they have come in to .
Bonkers , Sky fairy stuff . we have had enough of that stuff in Ireland already .