Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe’s Greatest Cathedrals

Source: Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe’s Greatest Cathedrals

by Giulio Meotti

Muslim supremacists seem to have fantasies — as well as a long history — of converting Christian sites to Islamic ones. Take, for example, Saint-Denis, the Gothic cathedral named for the first Christian bishop of Paris who was buried there in 250, and the burial place of Charles Martel, whose victory stopped the Muslim invasion of France in 732. Now, according to the scholar Gilles Kepel, this burial place of most of France’s kings and queens is “the Mecca in Islam of France”. The French Islamists are dreaming of taking it over and replacing the church bells with the call of the muezzin.

In Turkey’s greatest cathedral, Hagia Sophia, a muezzin’s call recently reverberated inside the sixth-century church for the first time in 85 years.

In France, Muslim leaders called for converting abandoned churches into mosques. thereby echoing The late writer Emile Cioran once predicted of Europe: “The French will not wake up until Notre Dame becomes a mosque”.

Now it is the turn of Spain’s greatest Catholic site, the Cathedral of Córdoba. Spanish “leftists” and secularists would now, it seems, like to convert to Islam the cathedral of Córdoba, the symbol of a time when “Islam was on the verge of turning the Mediterranean into a Muslim lake“. Now that Islam is again conquering large swaths of the Middle East and Africa, is it not a coincidence that this campaign is gaining ground?

In 550 the Cathedral of Córdoba was a Christian basilica, dedicated to a saint; then, in 714, it was occupied by the Muslims, who destroyed it and converted it into the Great Mosque of Córdoba during the reign of Caliph Abd al Rahman I. The site was returned to Catholic worship by King Ferdinand III in 1523 and became the current great Cathedral of Córdoba, one of the most important sites of Western Christianity. Now an alliance of secularists and Islamists are trying to turn the church back to Islamic worship.

The Wall Street Journal called it deconquista, playing with the word reconquista, the time when Spain was returned from Islam to Catholicism. “The Great Mosque of Córdoba” is what UNESCO — also torturing, upending and turning history on its head to rewrite the past of Jerusalem and Hebron — calls it. In the last six centuries, however, only Catholic mass and confessions have been officiated there. The WSJ charges “left-wing Spanish intellectuals” with trying to “de-Christianize” the site.

The main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.

A recent Islamic State map of domination includes not only the Middle East, but also Spain. ISIS calls it “Al-Andalus“. Gatestone’s Soeren Kern, among others, has detailed ISIS’s call to retake Spain. Osama bin Laden, who targeted Spain in a terror attack in 2004, frequently referred to Al-Andalus in his videos and speeches. Daniel Pipes has further explained, “even centuries after the reconquista of 1492, Muslims continued to long to recreate Muslim Andalusia”. Bin Laden’s heir, Ayman al-Zawahiri, also weighed in: “The return of Andalus to Muslim hands is a duty for the umma [Muslim community]”. Syrian Jihadists call Spain “the land of our ancestors“. In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate.

It is self-destructive and surreal that Spanish secularists — those who claim to care about separation of church and state — are now supporting Muslim supremacists in their “reconquista of the Mosque of Córdoba“.


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10 thoughts on “Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe’s Greatest Cathedrals

  1. Obama’s outreach to Cuba was an undercover bid for Turkey to build mosques there as part of the worldwide circle of mosques to confirm islams domination of the world!

  2. These Muslim fanatics believe, that, “allah” will reward them with 72 Virgins & they could Not be more Wrong! Mohammad was a Dyslexic & misread the Quran! It says, “with 27 Virgins will I reward You, BUTT YOU won’t know if they are Male or female, until You get here SUCKERS”!!!

  3. I think that the ‘Great Mosque’ was a Christian building *before* the Muslim invasion of Spain (for that is precisely what it was, the Reconquista being precisely that – the reconquest of what formerly belonged to Christina Spain) and that it reverted to its original Christian usage once Cordoba was reconquered.

    It is not, therefore, a Muslim site at all, merely one ‘repurposed’ by Muslims. There is therefore no logical argument for it becoming a mosque once again. Not to mention the idiocy of secularists and leftists demanding that we all bow down before Islam.

  4. I ask: Why has the entire Western World caved in and surrendered to Islam?? I am so thankful that the people of today were NOT the people of the time of WWII as we would be speaking German or Japanese now!!

  5. That’s ok. Let them take our history and culture. Some day, we will rise up and SLAM their Islamic asses BACK to the pit where they belong.

  6. Islamists, like Antifa and Communism, have been fomented by the evil New World Order, that’s the bottom line. Check it out.

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