Kissing the Devil: Islam and the French Revolution
It is strange but true that Islamic terrorism and “Republican values”—based on the French Revolution—seem to have become inextricably linked. Professor Roberto de Mattei explains how this has come about:
All the analysts highlighted the failure of the French security services on that tragic day of November 13th. The primary cause of this failure, more than inefficiency, is related to the French political and administrative class’s cultural inability to go back to the profound causes of terrorism and of the proper remedies to combat it.The terrorism that is flooding the world today is the child of the 1789 Revolution as well as the long series of professional revolutionaries— anarchists, socialists and communists who, between the 19th and 20th centuries practiced violence en masse and perpetrated the first genocides in the history of mankind. The so-called fundamentalists have grafted the European experience of terrorism on to the trunk of an intrinsically totalitarian ideology—which Islam is—a political religion which has always imposed itself with violence.The plan to insert Islam into Republican values can only come from the mind of those who refuse to understand the historical role of the religious dimension and reduce everything to economic conflicts or politics. This mentality is at the origin of the astounding errors which united Sarkozy’s and Hollande’s France and the United States of Barrack Hussein Obama in their Mediterranean policies.At the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 the “Arab springtime” was loudly proclaimed, in the belief that the fall of the “tyrants” in Egypt, Libya and Syria would have inaugurated a new era of democracy, liberty and social development in Africa and the Middle East. Obama, Sarkozy and then Hollande were convinced it was possible to pass painlessly from the dictatorial regimes to democracy and that this “democratic revolution” would have delivered the keys of the economic resources in those territories to the United States and France. In February 2011, France began bombing Libya to promote a “democratic revolution” actuated by the Jihadist rebels.The outcome was the ascent of radical Islam, the death of 150,000 people and the explosion of bloody divisions in the Moslem world. The following year Hollande supported ousting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad from power. In 2013, France did its best to ensure that the European Union would remove all embargos which would impede the supplying of arms, instructors and economic support to the Syrian Jihadist rebels.We have now learned that the Paris massacre had been planned in Syria, in the same spheres that—until a year ago—had enjoyed the French trust. Yet it needs to be stressed that the terrorists are immigrants of the second and third generations of Belgian and French nationality and formed in those urban ghettos where utopian multiculturalism is failing.The only one left believing in this utopia, Barack Obama, declared the day after the slaughter that “the motto ‘liberté. egalité, fraternité’ not only evokes French values, but values that we all share.” It seems the Vatican authorities do too, since “Moslems may also be involved in the Holy Year”; as, “in a world torn by violence, it is the right time to launch the campaign of mercy”.Mercy is a great Christian virtue, but emancipated from the virtues of justice and fortitude it becomes the ecclesiastical version of the secularist culture of surrender. This culture today is expressed in all kinds of cultural and moral deviations, including Satanism, an anti-religion in which many young people participate unwittingly through the cult of rock concerts. In a symbolic nemesis, Kiss the Devil was the title of the song being played on the stage at the Bataclan when the terrorists began their massacre. The culture of death, of the Islamic or relativist sort, can be confronted and defeated only by the authentic light of the Gospel.
Edited by Stramentarius. With acknowledgements to Rorate Caeli and Corrispondenza Romana.
I don’t think genocide is purely a modern phenomenon. For instance, didn’t the Moslem Tamberlane kill hundreds of thousands of Hindus when he invaded India?