Monday, April 09, 2007

Notker Wolf on European Islamization

Notker Wolf, the Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Order, in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag about the islamization of Germany and Europe:
Welt am Sonntag: What do you think about the influence of Islam on the western world?
Notker Wolf:
There are certainly some groups that have set out the islamization of Europe as their goal. I think that's in itself a serious thing. In Germany the Turkish association Ditib recently demanded that the «Word on Friday» be broadcast on public television. I only ask myself: How can it be that these people demand all rights in Germany for them self, while at the same time Christians are gravely discriminated in Turkey? Why aren't we, Christians, allowed a theological faculty in Turkey? Why aren't we allowed to have any church property there? Meanwhile, the mayor of Munich even breaks building regulations to approve a mosque, just to win the votes of the Turks. That is unbelievable! Tolerance is good, but it doesn't mean we should surrender.
It goes without saying that the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude belongs to the social-democratic SPD, but I mention it anyway.

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