“Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer…”

Fr. Jacques Hamel, 1930-2016 *

Fr. Jacques Hamel, 1930-2016 *

After the recent Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, it is perhaps time to recall the impassioned warning given to Western media by Archbishop Amel Nona (former Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul) nearly two years ago. With the “open doors” policy of our suicidal European leaders, allowing over a million Mohammadans to pour into Europe, swelling the ranks of those millions already residing in Europe, we are seeing ++Nona’s dire predictions being borne out today. Among these Islamic immigrants, and many already residing in Europe, are a large percentage of Christian-loathing jihadist terrorists, potential jihadists, or simply jihadist-sympathisers. Now this Trojan horse of horror and death is well and truly “within the gates” of the former cradle of Christendom.

Archbishop Nona stated:    

“Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.

Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.” (Speech of Archbishop Amel Nona, Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul, now exiled in Erbil – August 9, 2014)

In an article in the Catholic Herald – referring to the murder by two Islamic terrorist of 85 year old Fr. Jacques Hamel whilst celebrating Mass – entitled: A priest is slaughtered at Mass in rural France. This is what life is like for Christians in the Middle East, Damian Thompson reminds us that: “For Catholics and other Christians in the Middle East, the atrocity at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is far from unimaginable”. They are living with the threat of such unspeakable atrocities, often turning into action, occurring every single day of their lives.

Are we prepared to face this bloodthirsty onslaught from Satan’s Islamic army within our own shores, when we have abandoned in such vast numbers our adherence to our Christian heritage? I greatly fear we are not.

Only with an outpouring of God’s grace, and a complete turning back of Europeans to our Catholic-Christian roots, will be have any hope of surviving the coming doom. Damian Thompson points out at the end of his article: “I wonder if the blood of a martyr spilt on an altar so close to home will finally awake Christendom from its torpor.” Clinging on to this faintest glimmer of hope, we must pray fervently that this will be so.

(* Photo from this short, insightful article in Figaro: Assassinat du père Jacques Hamel : ce que les Européens ne voulaient pas voir.)

Further reading: Religious Blindness – and its Consequences – for Europe

The Church of the martyrs comes closer to home

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3 Responses to “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer…”

  1. “Suicidal” is the right word. And here in Europe, just because extreme right-wing political parties believe something, doesn’t mean it’s a lie. And just because the mainstream political parties believe something else doesn’t make it true.


  2. GC says:

    Archbishop Amel Nona may have lost his diocese of Mosul, but he is now Eparch of the Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle of Sydney of the Chaldean and Assyrian Catholics. He is a man only in his forties and about forty to fifty thousand souls are in his care in Australia and New Zealand.


    They’ve quite recently opened a large new church in Melbourne called Our Lady, Guardian of Plants (now that’s probably a new title to most of us for the Mother of the Lord). Some pictures here of the people of the parish.

    God grant that all Chaldeans and Assyrians as may want will find refuge in Australia and New Zealand.


  3. kathleen says:

    Thank you for the update on Archbishop Nona’s whereabouts, GC. It is wonderful to know that he is continuing “the good fight” for the saving of souls in Oz and NZ.

    Yes, until the threat of the Islamic devils of ISIS, Daesh (or whatever they call themselves) can be obliterated from their homelands, it is indeed good that these Chaldean and Assyrian Christians have found such a warm and welcome refuge there. But this cannot be a long term solution – that Christians are driven into exile by murdering demons simply in order to keep their heads on their bodies! As conversion of these “demons” is impossible, ISIS must be wiped out.

    Did you hear what the Bisop of Rome said about Islamic terror on his flight to Poland after the brutal murder of 85 year old Father Jacques Hamel at the altar where he was celebrating Mass? His assassins had killed him (and critically injured a parishioner) in the name of Islam, and all he can say about it is that “every religion wants peace”!!
    Perhaps someone could point him to the reported cases of only the last 30 days of activity from this so-called “Religion of Peace”.

    We are in dire straits when the Prime Shepherd of the Church refuses to speak out in defence of his “flock”.


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