Sunday, December 15, 2013

Atheism, Islam & violence against women in Sweden

I almost never read the comments on news pieces -- I learned my lesson long ago. They can be the undoing of me. This particular piece of news, however, was intriguing from the start. The 16% increase in rapes of women (approximately 1000 total rapes in the first 7 months of 2013 -- 300 of them under the age of 15) in Sweden by Muslim immigrants is a stunning statistic for a neutral, peace loving country. (as reported by Swedish Public Radio)

I decided to see what people thought of this shocking revelation. The first comment was one calling for white European supremacy, and those that followed were increasingly angry. They strongly opposed the cowardly "stand down" tactics that Europe has taken over the years.

Violence begets more violence, I thought to myself.  I can only imagine that no one wants to see another rise in holocaust-like tactics as a response to this indignity and harm  being perpetrated on women in Sweden.

 One comment in particular amidst all the venom struck me -- the don't lump all Muslims in among this scum who just do this in the name of Islam. I could go along with that if all the Imams and heads of Islamic groups stood up and called for an end to this atrocity in Sweden & beyond.

It doesn't happen.

My heart-felt and sincere question to that is: Why?

Until such a time as it does, the deafening silence from the Muslim community will ring out as tacit approval of this vile behavior.

Sweden, on the other hand, is noted to be one of the most atheistic countries in Europe. Perhaps working to bring God back into the culture is the only answer to this problem. When one turns a blind eye to God, the void is often filled with evil. What is happening to women -- and sadly, very young women -- in Sweden is nothing less than evil.

Pope Francis is ringing the bell of the New Evangelization loud and clear for Europe and the world to hear. Today in his Angelus address, he emphasized:
“Those who have encountered Jesus along the road experience in their hearts a serenity and joy that nothing and no one can deprive them of.” (courtesy of CNA)
Acting in violence, denying and disparaging the two great Commandments: to love God and to love our neighbor, is the response of those who have not encountered Jesus along the road. They need to be introduced.

Sweden first needs to encounter Christ for themselves, protect its society and resist the violence that they have allowed to enter into their sovereign nation. It's time to start believing again, and rising up with the standard of Truth to confront not only the current assaults against women, but also the infiltration of an radical ideal that will undo personal freedom.

H/T -- Dr. Gerard Nadal for posting the link to this information on Facebook.

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