Rorate Caeli

De Mattei: "A false battle against Islam"

Roberto de Mattei
Corrispondenza Romana
November 18, 2015

All the analysts highlighted the failure of the French security services on that tragic day of November 13th. The primary cause of this failure, more than inefficiency, is related to the  French political and administrative class' cultural inability to go back to the profound causes of terrorism and of the proper remedies to combat it. 

The terrorism that is flooding the world today is the child of the ‘89 Revolution as well as the long series of professional revolutionaries: Anarchists, socialists and communists, who, between the 19th and 20th centuries practiced violence en masse and perpetrated the first genocides in the history of mankind. The so-called fundamentalists, have grafted the European experience of terrorism onto the trunk of an intrinsically totalitarian ideology -- which Islam is -- a political religion which has always imposed itself with violence.

The plan to insert Islam into Republican values can only come forth from the mind of those who refuse to understand the historical role of the religious dimension and reduce everything to economic conflicts or politics. This mentality is at the origin of the astounding errors which united Sarkozy’s and Hollande’s France and the United States of Barrack Hussein Obama in their Mediterranean  policies. 

At the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011  the “Arab springtime” was loudly proclaimed, in the belief that the fall of the “tyrants” in Egypt, Libya and Syria would have inaugurated a new era of democracy, liberty and social development in Africa and the Middle East.  Obama, Sarkozy and then Hollande, were convinced it was possible to pass painlessly from the dictatorial regimes to democracy and that this “democratic revolution” would have delivered the keys of the economic resources in those territories to the United States and France.  In February 2011, France began bombing Libya to favor a “democratic revolution" actuated by the Jihadist rebels.

The outcome was the ascent of radical Islam, the death of 150 thousand people and the explosion of bloody divisions in the Muslim world.  The following year Hollande supported Mohammed Morsi, the newly elected Egyptian President, linked to the  Muslim Brother’s Movement, which has been one of  those who mostly  busied themselves in ousting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad from power.  In 2013, France did its best so that the European Union would remove all embargos which would impede the supplying of arms, instructors and economic support to the Syrian Jihadist Rebels.

We have now learned that the Paris massacre had been planned in Syria, in the same spheres - that until a year ago – had enjoyed the French trust.  Yet it needs to be stressed that the terrorists are immigrants’ of the second and third generations, of Belgian and French nationality and  formed in those urban ghettos where failure in utopian multiculturalism is transpiring.

The only one left believing in this utopia, Barack Obama, declared the day after the slaughter that “the motto ‘liberté. egalité, fraternité' not only evokes  French values, but values that we all share.” Yet it seems also the Vatican authorities do too, since “Muslims may also be involved in the Holy Year” as  “in a world torn by violence, it is the right time to launch the campaign of mercy.“

Mercy is a great Christian virtue, but if it is emancipated from the virtues of justice and fortitude, it becomes the ecclesiastical version of the secularist culture of surrender. This culture today is expressed in all kinds of cultural and moral deviation, including Satanism, an anti-religion in which many young people bestow unwittingly to the cult of rock concerts. Furthermore, for a symbolic nemesis, Kiss the Devil was the title of the song being played on the stage at the Bataclan when the terrorists began their massacre. The culture of death, of the Islamic or relativist sort, can be confronted and won  only by the authentic light of the Gospel.

Translation:  Contributor Francesca Romana