Paul Anthony Melanson May 15, 2017
Yves Mamou writes:
Yves Mamou writes:
“During the cold war with the Soviet Union, they were called 'Useful Idiots'. These people were not members of the Communist Party, but they worked for, spoke in favor of and supported the ideas of Lenin and Stalin. In the 21st century, Communism is finally dead but Islamism has grown and is replacing it as a global threat.
Like Communism, Islamism -- or Islamic totalitarianism -- has been collecting its 'Useful Infidels' the same way Communism collected its Useful Idiots. There is, however, an important difference: under the Soviet Union, Useful Idiots were intellectuals. Now, Useful Infidels are politicians, and one of them may be elected president of France today. [This was written hours before the election results in France].
Emmanuel Macron, Useful Infidel, is not a supporter of terrorism or Islamism. It is worse: he does not even see the threat. In the wake of the gruesome attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris, Macron said that French society must assume a 'share of responsibility' in the 'soil in which jihadism thrives.'
'Someone, on the pretext that he has a beard or a name we could believe is Muslim, is four times less likely to have a job than another who is non-Muslim,' he added. Coming from the direction of Syria and armed with a Kalashnikov and a belt of explosives would, according to him, be a gesture of spite from the long-term unemployed?
Macron comes close to accusing the French of being racists and 'Islamophobes'. 'We have a share of responsibility," he warned, 'because this totalitarianism feeds on the mistrust that we have allowed to settle in society.... and if tomorrow we do not take care, it will divide them even more '.
Consequently, Macron said, French society 'must change and be more open.' More open to what? To Islam, of course."
In 1912, Charles de Foucauld wrote to Marie de Bondy: “Pray also for all the Moslems of our African Empire which is now so vast. The present time is grave for their souls as it is for France. During the eighty years that Algiers has been ours, we have been so little concerned for the salvation of the souls of Moslems that we can say we have had no concern at all. Nor have we been concerned for governing them well or civilizing them. They have been kept in a state of submission and that is all. If the Christians of France fail to recognize that they have a duty to evangelize their colonies, it is a fault for which they will be called to account, and it will be the cause of masses of souls being lost who could be saved. If France does not administer the natives of her colony better than she has done, she will lose it with the result that these people will retreat into barbarity with all hope of evangelizing them lost for a long, long while.”
And to Captain Pariel, he wrote: “In fifty years time this African Empire will be a magnificent extension of France. But if we treat these people, not as children but as material for exploitation, the union we shall have given them will turn against us and they will throw us into the sea.”
On the eve of his martyrdom, de Foucauld issued a final warning which came in the form of a letter to the Duke of Fitzjames: “My thinking is that if the Moslems of our colonial empire are not converted, a nationalist movement will arise similar to that in Turkey. If we are unable to make Frenchmen of these peoples, they will chase us out. The only way for them to become French is for them to become Christian.”
Macron would disagree. And Francis would too, see here. And France, as a result, will continue to ignore the prophetic warnings of Charles de Foucauld as she is ripped apart by Islamic violence.