This was written and published days before Notre Dame burned. Having had some experience with the editorial process at Gatestone Review I can assure you that Raymond Ibrahim (an excellent scholar) would have been writing and editing this for probably a week at least.
Whether or not Notre Dame’s fire was an accident, there is an awful lot of Church destruction going on in Europe right now.
Dhimmitude is the force, the mental state, the reason why European quisling elites are so loathed to acknowledge what is really happening in their countries today.
In Germany, four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. “In this country,” PI-News, a German news site, explained, “there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches… and recently also on cemeteries.”
In virtually every instance of church attacks, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals. In those rare instances when the Muslim (or “migrant”) identity of the destroyers is leaked, the desecraters are then presented as suffering from mental health issues.
“Hardly anyone writes and speaks about the increasing attacks on Christian symbols. There is an eloquent silence in both France and Germany about the scandal of the desecrations and the origin of the perpetrators…. Not a word, not even the slightest hint that could in anyway lead to the suspicion of migrants… It is not the perpetrators who are in danger of being ostracized, but those who dare to associate the desecration of Christian symbols with immigrant imports. They are accused of hatred, hate speech and racism.” — PI News, March 24, 2019
I received this email from YouTube over the weekend. At first I thought it was another malicious copyright or flagging strike but no, this one turns out to be different. Here’s the text (my highlights):
Regarding your account: Brian London
We have received a legal complaint regarding your video from the government. After review, the following video: Robert Spencer on Fox and Friends has been blocked from view on the following YouTube country site(s): Pakistan
YouTube blocks content where necessary to comply with local laws. Please review our help center article on legal complaints.
Sincerely, The YouTube Team
This bit catches my eye: “We have received a legal complaint regarding your video from the government.”
Oh…. let me read on, this is from THE GOVERNMENT of Pakistan! Strange how it just reads “The Government” at the beginning though.
What we have here is Google/YouTube enforcing the censorship laws of an Islamic State (Pakistan) even though those laws should not apply to me or to Google. Google have chosen to be good Dhimmis, respecting the laws of superior Muslims.
The video itself, which I’ll embed below, is one of the very first clips I put on YouTube in 2006. I taped it off Fox News and it is Robert Spencer of JihadWatch and the most remarkable thing about it is how consistent Robert has been through the years. And right. He even talks about an Islamic State, long before what came to be known as ISIS or The Islamic State emerged in the ruins of Iraq and Syria.
Of course Robert doesn’t get booked on Fox and Friends these days: I guess the influence of Pakistan extends beyond YouTube.