Churches in Europe under Islam

The League leader Matteo Salvini holds a placard reading in Italian “Stop Islamic terror” during a demonstration in front of the French embassy in Rome after an attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in Nice, France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

“A few days after Muslim migrants firebombed an 800-year-old Swedish church twice over the course of four days—once on Jan. 20, 2021, and another on Jan. 24—a Feb 4 report came out saying that 829 ‘hate crimes’ against churches in Sweden have been reported between just 2012-2018, or about 138 attacks on average every year. Thus the churches of Sweden join those of other Western European nations that have taken in sizable Muslim migrants. In France, for example, two churches are vandalized every day. According to a 2019 PI-News report, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17 percent increase compared to the previous year (2017) when 878 attacks were registered—meaning such attacks are only going from bad to worse. Similar reports are coming from Germany. After reporting how four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched over the course of four weeks in 2019, PI-News, a German news site, explained: ‘In this country, there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on summit crosses, on holy figures on the way, on churches and recently also on cemeteries.’ Although mainstream media regularly claim that the vandals—who are seldom caught to verify their identities—are ‘mentally ill’ or part of ‘right-wing extremist’ groups, as the recent Swedish report states, PI-News offers a hint: ‘Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles lit, baptismal fonts overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like ‘Allahu Akbar.’”

“Churches in Europe,” PJMedia, Mar. 2, 2021