The Catholic Problem is Not Just with the Pope By Peter West
I have been covering the Pope’s many statements supporting open borders immigration to the West. However, the problem with the Catholic Church in just this area alone, does not lie solely with the Pope, since the open borders ideology now runs right through the Church:
The U.S. Catholic bishops submitted a brief to the Supreme Court declaring that President Donald Trump’s ban on migration from five Muslim countries was “blatant religious discrimination”—and the lawyer representing opponents of the measure reminded the justices of that line in oral arguments held Wednesday. Attorney Neal Katyal referred to the bishops’ strongly worded friend-of-the-court brief as Justice Samuel Alito pressed him for evidence that a “reasonable person” would view Trump’s proclamation as discriminating against Muslims.
“This is a ban that really does fall almost exclusively on Muslims,” Katyal said. “…Look at the wide variety of amicus briefs filed in this case from every corner of society, representing millions and millions of people, from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which calls it, quote, ‘blatant religious discrimination’”— He was cut off, but the point was made before a court with five Catholic justices and one Episcopalian who was raised Catholic, Neil Gorsuch.
The bishops’ brief cited Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets as evidence that the president’s order “arises out of express hostility to Islam,” and violates the First Amendment’s free exercise clause. “Such blatant religious discrimination is repugnant to the Catholic faith, core American values, and the United States Constitution. It poses a substantial threat to religious liberty that this Court has never tolerated before and should not tolerate now,” the brief says. “Having once borne the brunt of severe discriminatory treatment, particularly in the immigration context, the Catholic Church will not sit silent while others suffer on account of their religion.”
These Catholic bishops, pontificating from the alleged high politically correct ground, need to have a close look at Europe, especially Germany, to see where their philosophy of non-discrimination, which is really discrimination against white locals, leads. For a start, open borders immigration in a world of racial imbalance has created no-go areas in Germany:
“Germany’s new police union chief in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), said in an interview that police enter several areas in his state in larger teams only. Michael Mertens, who was elected on Tuesday as police union chief of NRW, was interviewed by local newspaper Rheinische post. When asked if no-go areas exist in Germany’s most populous state he says: “There are areas where cops do not go alone, but only in larger teams. Such areas now exist in almost all NRW cities. Here we have to show a clear presence and make it clear that everyone who lives in this country has to obey the law.” Mertens adds that the state’s zero-tolerance strategy “has to develop and this will take years. But the direction is right. Also, because it gives the police more respect.” During New Year’s Eve 2015-2016, North Rhine-Westphalia was rocked by an epidemic of sexual assaults in its largest city, Cologne. At least 1,000 women were (sexually) assaulted or raped by mostly migrant men.”
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Germany, and Jews are considering leaving the country, due to the influx of Muslim Arab refugees. Here are some articles on this:
“The German government’s first special envoy to the Jewish community has warned that Jews’ fear over the influx of Muslim, Arab refugees is legitimate. Dr. Felix Klein also counseled German Jewish men to exercise caution before appearing in public spaces wearing the traditional kippah headpiece. Dr. Klein chose an interview with the Times of Israel to reveal his concerns for Jews on the same day rallies took place across the country supporting Jewish people after a spate of shocking anti-Semitic assaults. One such rally in Berlin ended early when angry counter-protesters shouted “terrorists”, spat at them, and snatched their Israeli flag, organisers said.”
If this is the result of non-discriminatory immigration, then the Catholic bishops clearly need to have a critical rethink because diversity is failing: