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Over 130 people were killed in a coordinated terrorist attack in Paris on November 13. The Islamic terrorist group ISIS claims responsibility, according to CNN.
While we mourn the tragic death of the victims and offer condolences to their families and friends, we repeat with utmost urgency there is only one solution to bring an end to terrorism and to bring about a period of peace to the world: obedience to Our Lady of Fatima, Who asked for a simple Consecration to Her Immaculate Heart in union with the bishops worldwide.
The latest attack on Paris is nothing more than a manifestation of Muslim teaching. Islam makes no secret of its plan for world conquest. Militant Islam is a worldwide, determined force that makes direct war on innocent civilians, believing it is blessed by Allah when it slaughters.
Andrew Bieszad, who holds an M.A. degree in Islamic Studies, and has researched the topic for more than 17 years, notes that the word “Islam” itself translates as “submission.”
Bieszad explains, “Islam literally means to impose peace [Islamic ‘peace’] on somebody or something, to force peace on somebody, aka, submission or submit.”
We need only consult Mohammed’s own words, which Muslims hold as a guiding principle: “I have come to fight people until they testify that ‘there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is Allah’s messenger’.” [Hadith, from Sahih Al-Bukhari, no. 25].
Concerned commentators warn that the tens of thousands of “refugees” presently flowing into Europe (and now being welcomed into the United States and Canada) provides cover for massive infiltration of terrorist groups.
Bieszad notes: “The American and Western governments are saying this is a ‘refugee’ crisis, and the news media, like good propagandists, run images of a few poor women and children, while neglecting to show the rest of the situation. Not displayed is the mass of overwhelmingly young, healthy, well-dressed males, carrying the latest smart phones. Far from the starving widows and orphans one might imagine upon hearing the word ‘refugees,’ these men have come to riot, rampage and destroy.”
Professor Roberto de Mattei, esteemed Catholic historian, delivered a speech last summer in Gardone, Italy where he warned of Islam’s global plan of conquest.
“During his act of establishing the Jihadist Caliphate,” said de Mattei, “Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in a sermon from the Mosque in Mosul, July 4th 2014, called on all Muslims to join him: if they do so – he promised – Islam will arrive even in Rome and will dominate the world. In the video diffused by ISIS the black flag of the Caliphate is seen waving on top of the Vatican, the Coliseum is in flames and a sea of blood is submerging it. Lastly, the statement from the Libyan caliphate: ‘we are south of Rome,’ while Abu Muhammed al Adnani, spokesman for the Iraqi Islamic State and Greater Syria, states: ‘We will occupy your Rome, we will smash your crosses to pieces, we will reduce your women to slavery’.”
Likewise, in a fatwa promulgated on February 27th, 2005, the Imam, Yusuf al Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared that “in the end, Islam will rule and will be lord over the entire world. One of the signs of its victory is that Rome will be conquered, Europe will be occupied, Christians will be defeated and Muslims will increase and become a force that will control the entire European continent.”
It is well known that throughout its history Islam eyed three primary targets: Jerusalem, Constantinople and Rome. Their main sights are now set on the Eternal City itself.
De Mattei explained: “For the Muslim Brotherhood, as it is for ISIS, the final objective is not Paris or New York, but the city of Rome, center of the only religion, which Islam, since its very birth, has wanted to annihilate. The real enemy is not the United States or the State of Israel, which did not even exist when Islam arrived at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, but the Catholic Church and Christian civilization, to which Muhammad’s religion is a diabolical parody.”
Yet the dangers for North America are also real. The United States already suffered the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and its citizens worry about more attacks to come. This concern is heightened by the current White House plan to open US boarders to Syrian refugees.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal publicly stated his reluctance to welcome the flood of migrants. “Let’s be very politically incorrect,” said Jindal. “Islam has a problem. The problem is radical Islam, and we need to be aware of the dangers. Secretary Kerry wants to let more Syrian refugees into our country, which I disagree with. ISIS has already said they’re trying to infiltrate these groups. Why would we let people come into our country to do us harm?”
Andrew Bieszad insists that what we’ve seen in Paris and elsewhere are terrifying scenes that may unfold in United States cities. Bieszad also explains, “In Islam the end justifies the means” for as long as anything is “being done in the cause of Allah, it is not sinful”.
Our world leaders and contemporary Church leaders are not realistic about the true nature of Islam.
World leaders continue to insist Islam is a “religion of peace,” while they launch police-state style security measures to protect its people from attack. Church leaders engage in subservient dialogue, treat a religion that denies the divinity of Jesus Christ as an equal partner in interfaith relations, and sends Vatican representatives to the opening of Mosques in Rome.
Yet Islam will not be overcome by peace treaties, by UN resolutions, by smiling gestures of good will, by dialogue, by candlelight vigils, by “moments of silence,” or by inter-religious peace gatherings that encourage members of false religions to pray to their false gods.
The Pope has the key to world peace in his hand if he has the faith and courage to use it: the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with all the bishops of the world, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.
Our Lady came to Fatima from May to October 1917 to warn the world of punishment for sin, to request that we pray the daily Rosary, make sacrifices for sinners and offer the Five First Saturdays of Reparation. She also requested the Consecration of Russia by the Pope in union with the world’s bishops. On October 13, 1917, Our Lady performed the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima to authenticate Her words – a public miracle predicted three months in advance and witnessed by 70,000 people.
After this, in various communications with the late Sister Lucia of Fatima, Our Lady said the world will not have peace until this simple Consecration is performed.
The 1984 consecration of the world by Pope John Paul II may have gained certain graces for mankind, but it was not the consecration requested by Our Lady. This consecration did not bring about the conversion of Russia and world peace; it will not avert the annihilation of nations as warned by Our Blessed Mother.
The promise of Our Lady of Fatima does not only include the conversion of Russia when the Consecration is properly enacted, but a period of peace for the entire world – Arab and western nations included.
And can we not see, in one of Heaven’s magnificent subtleties, the warning given to our age indicated by the place in which Our Lady chose for Her 1917 visitations? Fatima was the name of Mohammed’s favorite daughter. The town of Fatima, Portugal was named after a beloved 12th Century Mohammedan princess who converted to Catholicism.
In the very hamlet where Our Lady appeared to warn that “man must cease offending God,” and “war is a punishment for sin,” we receive a gentle notice to keep our eye on the threat of Islam.
The only solution for world peace, according to Our Lady Herself, is a response that involves no bloodshed; a response that consists of a mere five-minute prayer.
The Pope, in obedience to Our Lady of Fatima, must consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, in union with the world’s bishops on the same day.
Pope Francis called the Paris attacks part of “piecemeal World War III,” yet he has within his reach the solution for world peace if only he would use it. We must continue to implore the Holy Father to obey Our Lady’s simple but urgent requests.
Selected sources: “Andrew Bieszad - Islam, No Religion Of Peace,” Mike Church; “Five Common Misconceptions About Islam,” New Oxford Review; “The Truth About Islam,” Catholic Family News; “The Final Hijra; A Warning on the Refugee Crisis” and “Podcast with Andrew Biezad” Paris Attacks the “Application of Islamic Teaching in Practice” (both at OnePeterfive); Professor Roberto de Mattei’s Speech on Islam at Roman Forum in Gardone, July, 2015; “Bobby Jindal: ‘Immigration without Assimilation is an Invasion’,” Breitbart News.