Several years ago, Sociology professor at the University of Louvain, and member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Felice Dassetto published a new book entitled “The Iris and the Crescent”, in which he showed that Islam is becoming the most practiced belief system in Belgium, eclipsing Christianity.
A new study of religious attitudes among Francophone Belgians, conducted by the Observatory of Religion and Secularism, confirms what Dassetto wrote. In Brussels, practising Catholics today amount to 12% of the population and some 19% are active Muslims.
Forget the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo. Now Belgium makes the headlines for Mollenbeek, the Muslim suburb of Bruxelles where jihadists planned the November 13th attacks in Paris.
Many other nations are experiencing similar rates of Islamization, but Belgium is unique: it is the first nation blending appeasement to Islam and a suicidal form of nihilism.
In Belgium euthanasia is out of control. In 2015, a record number of people were killed by lethal injection. Over 2,000 “mercy” killings. The population of Belgium is about 11 million. If the same rate of euthanasia were registered in the United States (330 million), it would amount to 60,000 killings annually. There is something deeply sick in Belgium, a great country that has given us the Adoration of Van Eyck and the beautiful Flemish architecture.
Belgium is the the country with the highest per capita number of volunteers for the Caliphate.
Brussels is “the capital of the Jihad”, as well as the European Union. The black banner crying “No God but Allah” is marching over the ruins of European nihilism. This is what Belgium means: those who “suffer life” will be conquered by those who abhor life.
In 2004, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist Party crushed Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar’s Popular Party in the Spanish elections. And many commentators expressed consternation that Spanish voters would reject America’s ally in the Iraq war after the Islamic terrorists’ retaliation which left 198 Spaniards murdered on the trains of the capital.
But Spain’s death-knell had sounded long before the train bombings in Madrid. No country in the world is more determined to disappear than Spain, where this year for the first time in one century there have been more deaths than births. Spain today is a medical destination for gay sterile couples who want to pay for in vitro fertilization.
Italy, a country with zero demographic growth and which will soon start to lose population, refused to join the military coalition against ISIS. Germany, another big European country with falling birth rates, has a new foreign policy: migrants’ accommodation.
From Belgian suicides to Spainish empty cradles, Europe is indifferent to its future. This indifference is clearly expressed in the low birth rate. Why do you choose to fight in a war? There are wars of plunder and pillage, but the goal of civilized nations is to go to war so that today’s generation can sacrifice itself to protect future generations. But if there are no future generations, there is no reason for today’s youth to die in war.
Today Europeans, to quote Franz Rosenzweig, “foresee a time when their land with its rivers and mountains still lies under heaven as it does today, but other people dwell there; when their language is entombed in books, and their laws and customs have lost their living power”.
Giulio Meotti is an Italian journalist who writes for Israel National News, from where this article is adapted.
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