And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
REVELATION 16:13-14 NASB
France got a wake up call this week when radical Muslims shot up the offices of the satire mag known as Charlie Hebdo. People are dying in Iraq and Syria in the thousands at the hands of these barbarians, so it is a bit mystifying why the death of 12 journalists should matter all of a sudden. We have already had 9/11, the Fort Hood shooting, and the beheading of hostages by ISIS. The reason this particular massacre means so much is it because it involves the media who report on it. Journalists don't really care until their own catch some bullets on the home turf. Then, it truly matters. So, it will be non-stop reporting and stupidity on this event until something else comes along to eclipse it. Here are my thoughts on it all.
The first thing I have to say on the matter is that Charlie Hebdo is a vile rag. Even if you leave out the offensive cartoons concerning Islam, much of the material in the magazine is on par with something you would find in the pages of Hustler magazine. The editors of that publication were deliberately provocative, so it was really stupid of them to tempt these Muslims in this way. We can argue all day about issues of justice and free speech, but there is something to say for being prudent. If you insult Islam, it is virtually guaranteed that some Muslim is going to try and kill you. Of course, that fact only puts you at the head of the line of people that Muslims want to kill which includes everyone who does not believe in Islam or even their particular flavor of Islam since Muslims love to kill other Muslims.
The second thing I have to say on the matter is that Islam is a religion of madness, rape, and murder. I can base this purely on the examples I see everyday of Muslims committing atrocities in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. But I will base it squarely on what is taught within the pages of the Q'uran and the example of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who did exactly what Muslims do today which is kill and rape and pillage. The fact is that these extremists are actually good Muslims which makes them very bad human beings.
The third thing I have to say on the matter is that Europe is utterly foolish to allow these Muslims to emigrate to their countries. Multiculturalism is stupidity. They literally allow these Muslims to have their own areas governed by sharia law where the cops do not go. How can you have a harmonious society when people get to decide which laws apply to them and which don't? Multiculturalism is political correctness taken to its dead end.
Where does Europe go from here? The problem is that Europe is no longer Christian. When it was Christian, it knew how to respond to this sort of thing. It called it evil. Islam is a religion of evil. Yet, I watch secular pundits and politicians stutter and stammer trying to respond to this atrocity but without the language or the mindset needed to call evil what it is. Secularism is a moral vacuum, and Islam is rushing to fill that vacuum. The fact is that the secularists and the Muslims are playing for the same team because they are both joined in their hatred of the Christian religion. This is why Muslims can have entirely free reign in the practice of their religion while Catholics are castigated for not ordaining women as priests or sanctioning gay marriage. As long as it is anti-Christian, the secularists endorse it.
In the wings are the fascist thugs who are more than willing to commit violence against Muslims and anyone else who stands in their way. These thugs will be decidedly non-Christian. They will be inspired more by Nietzsche and Mein Kempf than anything else. The Nazis and the Muslims will be fighting it out in the streets, and the secularists can only sit back and wet their pants as the atrocities mount.
Christianity is the only sane answer to this challenge because it can respond to evil without becoming like the evil. Secularism is unable to call out evil. The neo-Nazi fascists can call out the evil, but it is indistinguishable from the evil. My advice to France and the rest of Europe is to return to the Christian religion, pray for God's forgiveness and aid, and become the moral bastion against a barbaric world that it used to be. As it stands, western civilization teeters on the brink of destruction.
Secularism is the beast known as the antichrist. Islam is the false prophet. The dragon is the devil, and he is laughing as Europe is consumed by these twin forces of destruction. I hope I am wrong on this, but this is the way I see it. I just pray and hope that Europe wakes up to what is happening.