It will not surprise readers to hear that I fully agree. Islam is spreading through Europe at an alarming rate. In Germany, for example, 184 mosques are currently under construction, aside from the planned mega-mosque in Cologne. At the same time, across the continent, churches of all denominations are closing down. Some are even becoming mosques. Every new mosque that is built is yet another symbol of the Islamic conquest of Europe, and every church that is shut down is an indicator of the supplanting of Christianity by Islam. If action is not taken soon, to prevent the further growth of the Islamic population, and to restrict the further creation of visual symbols of the Islamic religion, then we may find that it is too late to do anything.
The Pope's private secretary has given warning of the Islamisation of Europe and stressed the need for the continent's Christian roots not to be ignored, in comments released yesterday.
"Attempts to Islamise the West cannot be denied," Monsignor Georg Gaenswein was quoted as saying in an advance copy of the weekly Sueddeutsche Magazin to be published today.
"The danger for the identity of Europe that is connected with it should not be ignored out of a wrongly understood respectfulness," the magazine quoted him as saying.
[...]Recently, Joachim Meisner, the influential archbishop of Cologne, said in a radio interview that the "immigration of Muslims has created a breach in our German, European culture".