Cardinal rebuke Popes love and respect for Islam

«Islam as a barbaric force that threatens to obliterate the remains of Christendom».

An outspoken Cardinal Miloslav Vik rebuke the infallible Pope of Rome.

These are the words of Cardinal Miloslav Vik is the the outgoing Archbishop of Prague. He issued this warning

«Europe has denied its Christian roots from which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger that it will be conquered by Muslims, which is actually happening».

The Cardinal’s position stands in sharp opposition to recent remarks by Pope Benedict XVI, who professed his «deep respect for Islam» and «the virtues proclaimed by Islam».

On his website Cardinal Vik describes Islam as a barbaric force that threatens to obliterate the remains of Christendom.

«If Europe doesn’t change its relation to its own roots, it will be Islamized», the 77-year-old cardinal writes. He blames immigration and Muslims’ high birth rate for helping Muslims to «easily fill the vacant space created as Europeans systematically empty the Christian content of their lives».

The fiesty cleric was elevated to the cardinate by Pope John Paul II in 1991. But unlike the previous pope, Cardinal Vik is not ready to kiss the Koran.

«At the end of the Middle Ages and in the early modern age, Islam failed to conquer Europe with arms. The Christians beat them then», Cardinal Vik points out. «Today, when the fighting is done with spiritual weapons which Europe lacks while Muslims are perfectly armed, the fall of Europe is looming».


My comment:

It is very unusual to see A Roman Catholic Cardinal rebuking the Pope in Rome. Within the Catholic faith it is a grave sin to rebuke the man the Catholics address as the «Holy Father».

If we understand this Cardinal correctly, the Pope in Rome is not infallible. Both the Cardinals view and the Popes view on Islam can not be a testimony of truth given by the Holy Spirit. Simply because they contradict each other.

I do not have to tell you that I believe the 77 year old Cardinal is right. If He had been 20 years younger, He would have been sent for disciplinary coaching inside the Vatican. Catholic laymen who rebuke the Pope in public are simply excommunicated.

5 thoughts on “Cardinal rebuke Popes love and respect for Islam

  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  2. dear all,

    i am a mualim raised as a muslim in a muslim country, which part of my country consists of ultra conservative muslims whos eview is: muslims women must cover all except face and two hands. my comment will have nothing to do with above article.

    but, in islam, there is no danger for one who refused to convert into islam. killing or threat for non muslim is unjustifiable in islam. also the circumstances where a muslim may raise their sword is: when an enemy attack us.hence, suicide bombers can not bomb public places where innocent non muslims are there.

    but that is from my religious studies from national school. yet i can confirm that europeans should not be afraid of muslims as it is religion of peace.many non muslims has live peacefully during prophet muhammad’s time in madinah, and are protected by the prophet himself.


    1. Dear Mida.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      You can not deny that the Koran has many verses that demands Holy war from its faithful. Have you read these verses? What is your opinion?

  3. dear all,
    peace be upon you.

    i would like to add on, also since islam promotes peace, any contradiction should be settled amicably through musyawwarah, through discussion and any reference that islam is spread by sword is half true.

    i am not an expert who can deny history but please stop reference that islam is spread by arms or sword.the conquerors who wish to expand their land, of course use arms to enter a country, but prophet did not promote forced conversion or lend support to this.i can not find in my holy ‘Kitab’.
    and i can not find in ant of teh 4 major imams of sunnis that give support to this.

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