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Archbishop of Cologne: "Whoever Says 'Yes' to Church Towers Must Also Say 'Yes' to Minarets"
The Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne, Rainer Maria Woelki, is alarmed. Not by jihad terrorism in Paris and Brussels, or by the Muslim migrants who committed mass rapes and sexual assaults in his city last New Year's Eve, but by the growing opposition to the Islamization of Europe. He had harsh words for Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of Germany's new anti-Islamization party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), who said quite correctly that "Islam is in itself a political ideology that is not compatible with the constitution." Woelki insisted on the contrary that "the religion of Islam is compatible with the German constitution just as Judaism or Christianity are." He also said that "whoever says 'yes' to church towers must also say 'yes' to minarets."
How wonderful and broad-minded and forward thinking. Woelki reflects the thinking of Pope Francis, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and all decent folk.
There's just one problem: the Qur'an is specifically hostile to Christianity in a way that Christianity is not toward Islam. A sampling:
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