UK Cardinal calls for “change of heart in our society” to welcome migrants

Last February, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister recently said that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have recently come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t really from Syria at all.

So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe, and now the U.S. as well? An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe. He explained their purpose: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.” These Muslims were going to Europe in the service of that caliphate: “They are going like refugees,” he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, “Just wait.” We are waiting in the U.S. as well.

But if you’re concerned about such things, you’re a racist, bigoted Islamophobe with an un-Christian attitude toward migrants. The Catholic Church is aiding and abetting the suicide of Europe and Judeo-Christian civilization.


“English cardinal calls for change of heart toward migrants,” Catholic Culture, May 3, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):

Preaching at a Mass for migrants in Westminster Cathedral on May 2, Cardinal Vincent Nichols prayed for “a change of heart in our society, so that we begin by appreciating the great contribution made by so many migrant communities, without whom this city would not function.”

The prelate contrasted the generosity of Christians with the policies of European governments.

“I think of the testimony offered by the Catholic parish priest of the island of Lesbos who said that never before in the island’s history had such consistent generosity been shown by its inhabitants,” Cardinal Nichols said. “Now the pressure on them is intense, as civil authorities try to implement international plans that often seem to treat people purely as problems or even as packages to be sent from place to place.”

“We hope that the way in which governments respond to the immense challenge which faces us will take more seriously the personal generosity of so many, in this country too, who are willing to welcome refugees and desperate migrants and yet are hindered from doing so by policies shaped more by caution and fear,” he added.


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