Det er høyt under taket i den katolske kirke, selv om den politiske korrekthet står sterkt også der. Kardinal Raymond Burke sier kristne må slutte å late som om islam er en religion som alle andre. I sin nåværende form ønsker islam å dominere. Hvis man mener noe med å forsvare kristendommen må man innse dette og handle deretter.

Indirekte er dette en kritikk av pave Frans, som har valgt en meget forsiktig linje i lys av den jihad kristne utsettes for, etterhvert også i Europa.

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke attends a news conference by the conservative Catholic group "Voice of the Family" in Rome, on October 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(RNS) Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to avoid that fate.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis’ reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is “fundamentally a form of government.”

While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to be tolerant, have a tendency “to simply think that Islam is a religion like the Catholic faith or the Jewish faith.”

“That simply is not objectively the case,” he said.

En form for styresett

Burke sier bare det han mener er opplagt: Dagens islam er en form for styresett. Det er noe langt mer enn en religion.

Burke, who was once archbishop of St. Louis, stressed that he did not want to be “disrespectful” of Islam or “generate hostility.”

But he said he worries that many people do not understand that, in his view, “when they (Muslims) become the majority in any country they have the duty to submit the whole population to Shariah,” as the Islamic code of law is known.

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The cardinal is a canon lawyer who headed the Vatican’s court system before Francis named him chaplain of the Knights of Malta, a Rome-based charitable order.

Burke was speaking by telephone from his home state of Wisconsin, where he was spending time this summer while doing interviews for a new book, “Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ.” The book is an extended interview with a French journalist and it covers a range of often controversial topics.

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Kardinalen tør å bruke historiske eksempler. Slaget ved Lepanto og slaget ved Wien er eksempler på islamsk ekspansjon. Det vil man ikke snakke om i dagens Europa, men parallellsamfunnene som vokser frem og no-go-zonene er et varsel. Når muslimer blir mange nok vil de utforme samfunnet etter sine regler. Hvis man lukker øynene for dette nå, hvor det kan håndteres, kan det bli langt vanskeligere senere.

Speaking to RNS, Burke said that individual Muslims “are lovely people” and can speak “in a very peaceful manner about questions of religion.”

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