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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Brussels Prosecutes Aramaic Priest for Islamophobia

By Aussiegirl

We are doomed. Christians must be prepared to martyr themselves in the name of their faith not only in Afghanistan, but in Europe.

Judging by the crowds which pack this church, one realizes the drawing power of true faith -- and true Christianity. Note that the mass is said in Latin and can last for four hours! That's not unlike an Orthodox service where the Easter liturgy lasts all night and is called the Easter vigil.

It is the churches that adhere to the true faith and spiritual message of the Christianity that succeed -- obviously to the discomfiture of the all powerful State Inquisition of Brussels.

"Hate Speech" is nothing more than a code word for thought and speech crime - the kind of crime that used to exist in the Soviet Union. They too prosecuted believers -- the EU is obviously the inheritor of that great tradition. Welcome to the EUSSR!

Brussels Prosecutes Aramaic Priest and Fugitive for Islamophobia The Brussels Journal

One of the rare Belgian churches that is packed every weekend is the church of Saint Anthony of Padova in Montignies-sur-Sambre, one of the poorest suburbs of Charleroi, a derelict rust belt area to the south of Brussels. Holy Mass in Montignies is conducted in Latin and lasts up to four hours. Yesterday over 2,000 people attended the service by Father Samuel (Père Samuel). The priest’s sermon dealt with his persecution. The Belgian authorities are bringing the popular priest to court on charges of racism.

Father Samuel has been prosecuted for “incitement to racist hatred” by the Belgian government’s inquisition agency, the so-called Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR), because of a remark he made in a 2002 television interview when he said:

“Every thoroughly islamized Muslim child that is born in Europe is a time bomb for Western children in the future. The latter will be persecuted when they have become a minority.”

Père SamuelLast Thursday the Belgian judiciary decided that the priest will have to stand trial before the penal court in Charleroi. He reacted by repeating his time bomb statement and added that he would be honoured if he had to go to jail for speaking his mind. He added that Jesus, too, had been convicted. During yesterday’s sermon he called upon the faithful to accompany him to court. “We will turn this into an excursion, driving there in full buses.”

Young Samuel became a Catholic priest. In the mid-1970s he fled to Belgium, claiming that the Aramaic Christians were being persecuted in Turkey. He became a Belgian and adopted the surname of Boniface – “he who does good things.” He was appointed to the diocese of Tournai, but soon became caught up in the culture war between Christians and secularists. Tournai is a thoroughly secularised, modernist diocese. Father Samuel clashed with the bishop, who suspended him in 2001. He then bought the St-Antoine-de-Padoue church in Montignies-sur-Sambre. There he conducts the Mass according to the traditional rites of the Catholic Church.

Hundreds of faithful from all over the country and even from the north of France attend Sunday Mass in Montignies-sur-Sambre. The congregation includes African immigrants, a large number of young people and many young families with small children. In his sermons and on his website Father Samuel speaks out against secularism, but also fights on another front of the three-way culture war, warning against “the islamic invasion” of the West. He says he has witnessed in Turkey what the future has in store for Europe. He claims Muslims are invading Europe and warns for an impending civil war. According to Father Samuel “so-called moderate Muslims do not exist.”


At 9:27 PM, Anonymous scribe said...

Quote from this article: "It is the churches that adhere to the true faith and spiritual message of the Christianity that succeed--"


I must take issue, though, with the first statement ("We are doomed"). We are NOT doomed--that is, the true Church is never doomed. As the Bible says: "The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church."

But God will spew out a lukewarm, faithless and corrupt Church (as described in Revelation), such as what we have tolerated for too long. The Bible says "Judgement begins at the house of the Lord", which is a frightening prospect. Despite this, the true Church--the one faithful to Christ and His Kingdom--will come through the cleansing fire as refined gold.

This is the time for serious Christians to get their house in order. We must regain a sense of ourselves by rediscovering, understanding and cherishing our ancient and beautiful faith. If we don't, we cannot hope to fight the battles ahead because we were ignorant of our basis of hope.

If that happens, ignorance will NOT be bliss--nor will it be an excuse.


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