Vatican Cracks Down on U.S. Nuns

Vatican Cracks Down on U.S. Nuns

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An unprecedented act of correction reveals the Catholic Church’s increasingly assertive direction.

The Vatican announced on April 18 a major reform of an association of American nuns to ensure its adherence to Catholic doctrine in areas including euthanasia, abortion, women’s ordination and homosexuality. The reform marks an unprecedented exertion of Vatican force on a U.S. Catholic organization, and reflects the Catholic Church’s increasingly assertive posturing on the global stage.

The Vatican’s ire is against “radical feminism” pervasive in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (lcwr), which represents 80 percent of the U.S.’s 57,000 nuns. In an eight-page “doctrinal assessment” of the lcwr, the Vatican accused the lcwr of numerous grave breaches of doctrine, and made clear that it will forcefully correct the group’s “serious doctrinal problems.”

The report, four years in the making, said the “current doctrinal and pastoral situation of lcwr is grave and a matter of serious concern, also given the influence the lcwr exercises on religious congregations in other parts of the world.”

The Vatican says it discovered that “public statements by the lcwr that disagree with or challenge positions taken by the bishops, who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals, are not compatible with its purpose.” The report berated the nuns for broadcasting discussions about the ordination of women, and ministering to homosexual people. It also lambasted them for devoting excessive time to “promoting issues of social justice” while neglecting to comment on “issues of crucial importance to the life of the church and society,” such as homosexual “marriage” and abortion.

Bent on purifying the sisterhood of “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” the Vatican appointed Seattle’s Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to provide “review, guidance and approval, where necessary, of the work” of the lcwr in order to reform the group. The correction process could last “up to five years,” and will include review of the lcwr’s liturgical practices, revision of its statutes, supervision of its meetings, and the establishment of formation programs for the lcwr’s congregations. Sartain’s group will also investigate the lcwr’s relationship with various politically active groups.

The lcwr has said it was “stunned” by the conclusions of the report and by the plans to forcefully reform it, calling it “a moment of great import for religious life and the wider church.”

The Vatican’s condemnation of liberalism among American nuns is significant because it represents perhaps the most assertive crackdown on U.S. Catholicism in history. As the lcwr said, it is a move with great significance for the wider church. The Trumpet has long proclaimed, based on Bible prophecy, that, as Europe becomes more unified, the Roman Catholic Church will become increasingly assertive on the global stage, and will become the guiding force of the European bloc. Six of history’s bloodiest chapters illustrate the devastation that ensues when a unified Europe is steered by the Catholic Church, and the seventh iteration of this unholy union is prophesied to be by far the bloodiest. The Vatican’s crackdown on American nuns highlights the church’s increasingly assertive stance, and its attack on liberalism will only become bolder in the months and years ahead. To understand more, read Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.

Sudan at War—the Ominous Religious Dimension

Sudan at War—the Ominous Religious Dimension

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This blood-soaked region is descending into violence once again. This time it threatens to explode well beyond national borders.

Sudan has been one of the bloodiest blots on the planet for most of the past half century. The last civil war—which lasted more than two decades, killed nearly 2 million people and displaced 4 million more—only ended in 2005. Finally, after six years of brittle peace, South Sudan declared its independence last July in a wave of hope for a peaceful future.

However, unresolved issues between north and south still lay on the table. Now, after just nine months of South Sudan’s existence, those issues are exploding into yet another regrettable conflict.

Already innocent people are dying. But the situation threatens to blow up into a much larger crisis, even to add fuel to a looming large-scale religious war.

Sudan has become a radical Islamist state. Carving the Christian and animist South away from the north removed what religious diversity the country had; what remains is avowedly Muslim. Since the South’s secession, President Omar al-Bashir has pledged to increase the power of sharia law, and his government’s persecution of non-Muslims is becoming increasingly bold.

One region in Sudan home to many Christians is the Nuba Mountains. For several months, Khartoum has been bombing its half a million inhabitants—with some of the air strikes specifically targeting churches—and blocking humanitarian aid to them. Consequently, a famine looms, and large numbers of refugees are fleeing.

Throughout Sudan, Catholics are facing a marked increase in threats, harassment and attacks. Imams preach weekly anti-Christian messages in the country’s mosques. Local media stir up hatred and demand that the government deport the predominantly Christian South Sudanese. The daily Al Intibaha newspaper, for example, has described them as “cancer cells in the body of Sudan, the land of the Arab and Islam.”

The Bashir government declared that as of Easter Sunday of this year, April 8, all South Sudanese still living in the north would no longer be considered citizens: They needed to move to South Sudan or apply for “alien residency.” Remarkably, this ruling broadly defined “South Sudanese” as anyone with even one great-grandparent born in the south—of which there around 700,000 in Sudan, many of whom have lived in the north all their lives and don’t even have South Sudanese citizenship. But Bashir says they have no place in a “strictly Islamic state.”

Facing strong international arm-twisting, when April 8 rolled around, the government gave these ethnic southerners another 30 days to register as foreigners or get out. But the pressure on these “foreigners” only got worse on April 9. It was reported that on that day, all flights and land routes to South Sudan were closed, and no word was given on when they would resume. The same day, an Islamic mob drove a bulldozer to demolish a Bible school in Khartoum, arguing that the Southern Sudanese were no longer legal citizens and saying the land should be returned to “the land of Islam.” Reports have emerged of ethnic southerners feeling trapped and fearing where the growing hostility will lead.

Amid this bubbling religious tension, the contentious issue of oil has given rise to even greater violence.

When the South seceded, it took with it over three fourths of the formerly united nation’s oil supply. Given this tough economic blow to the north, you can imagine how controversial the subject was in secession talks. Negotiators, in fact, never did agree on oil revenue sharing, nor over the exact border between the countries in some places.

Trouble has arisen in one particularly strategic border oil town, Heglig. About half the north’s oil production comes from oil fields in the Heglig area, making it economically vital to Khartoum. The International Court of Justice has ruled that it belongs to Sudan, and President Bashir has vowed to “never give up” the region. Last month, clashes broke out between Sudanese and South Sudanese forces. After two weeks of heavy fighting, South Sudan’s forces emerged with control over the disputed area. Both sides blamed the other for starting the conflict, but given the area’s importance to Khartoum, the South’s occupation essentially constituted “a military aggression with the obvious aim of weakening Sudan and threatening its existence,” in the words of German-Foreign-Policy.com. The United Nations declared it an illegal capture and told the South to evacuate its troops.

Last Friday, South Sudan’s forces pulled out. They claimed they did so in order to comply with the UN, but Sudan claimed it had forced them out—and then officially declared war. President Omar al-Bashir vowed to overthrow the government and “liberate” the South Sudanese.

On Monday, Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes on towns near Heglig that killed and wounded several people. (One Sudanese military commander claimed over 1,200 South Sudanese had been killed.) “There will be no negotiation with the South,” Bashir said Monday in Arabic on Sudanese government radio. “We have spoken to them now with guns and bullets. … We will teach the government of South Sudan a lesson.” The bombing continued into Tuesday.

Now, the bbc is reporting that the South is building up troops near the border. Satellite images confirm that the north is amassing military strike aircraft at two air bases. The descent into a broader war seems likely.

In all these clashes, religious undertones are never far from the surface, and life for Christians in the north keeps getting worse. This past Saturday, a mob reported to be around 300 Muslims torched a Catholic church in Khartoum.

These events are just one part of an unmistakable trend across the Middle East and North Africa: a mounting Muslim offensive against Christianity. Christians are increasingly suffering personal assaults, attacks on churches, forced conversions, thefts, sexual abuse of women, murders and executions. Places of worship are being bombed or torched, sometimes with Christians inside. Last month, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” Nigeria’s Christian population has almost entirely fled the country after facing slaughter at the hands of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Half of Iraq’s Christians have left. Egypt has experienced an exodus of at least 100,000 Christian Copts. Violent anti-Christian incidents have also been reported in Syria, Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uganda, Somalia, Algeria and several other nations in the region.

It all adds up to a huge poke in the eye of the Vatican. This is no minor development.

In fact, it points directly to one of the Bible’s most shocking end-time prophecies.

The Catholic Church has had considerable influence in South Sudan. In a nation fractured by tribalism, the church is practically the only functioning institution that can bridge the divisions and help stabilize the country. It was deeply instrumental in bringing about South Sudan’s vote for independence last year. The reasons for the Vatican’s—as well as Germany’s—interest in the country are robust, as Ron Fraser explained in the September 2011 Trumpet issue. In fact, these two entities’ robust support for dividing Sudan was aimed specifically at weakening Muslim, Arab Sudan. Thus, these European players have already demonstrated their willingness to use South Sudan as something of a pawn in accomplishing their own broader aims.

The perspective supplied by biblical prophecy helps us place the growing conflict in Sudan in the context of end-time events. It is part of a provocation that will ultimately rouse the Vatican to mount a European political and military beast and lash out against those who are persecuting its flock.

We are witnessing nothing less than the build-up toward an epic religious clash between Muslims and Catholics—a modern repeat of the Crusades that will lead directly to the most destructive war in history!

Australia: Point of no return

Australia’s economy has passed the point of no return. Housing sales are down, bank lending is slowing, the big banks are capital impaired and chock-full of garbage loans, consumers are maxed out on debt, and consumer sales are faltering.

In short, says economic analyst Mike Shedlock, Australia is past the “point of no return.”

In a blog update posted on April 22, Shedlock notes that Woolworths, one of the bluest of blue-chip stocks in Australia, just posted its worst quarter in 13 years.

It looks like the global economic crisis has finally caught up to Australia. The only question is: How bad will it get? For our answer to that question, read Ron Fraser’s article “Australia’s High-Risk Economy.” Here is a hint: The outlook isn’t good.

Argentina: A Lesson for America?

Argentina: A Lesson for America?

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Argentina nationalizes YPF as cracks in the global economy grow. Is there a warning for the U.S.?

Argentina holds the dubious distinction of being the only First World nation to become Third World. If it is any consolation, it won’t hold that title for long.

America holds a couple of dubious distinctions too. It is the richest nation in the world. Yet, it is also its most indebted. One in seven Americans is being actively pursued by debt collectors. America also has the world’s largest military. But to pay for it, it has to beg money from one of its biggest rivals, China.

Americans are either ignorant or think they are immune to the lessons of history.

Argentina once thought it was immune to history too.

The country’s very name means “silver.” And for generations, Argentina lived up to its glittery name. At one point, it was the seventh wealthiest nation on Earth. Its rich mines poured out gold and silver. Its vast river system—the second most conductive to trade and transport in the world after the Mississippi basin—helped Argentina’s many agricultural exports inundate global market places.

In the early 20th century, the term “as rich as an Argentine” summed up life in the South American superpower.

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson points out that when Argentine President Juan Peron first visited the nation’s central bank in the mid 1940s, he marveled that “there is so much gold you can hardly walk through the corridors.”

But, as they say, that was then. Not long after, Argentina gained its dubious distinction: the only First World country to become Third World.

A socialist revolution later and Argentina was never the same. The good old days were gone. And so was the nation’s gold. It was redistributed—in the name of fairness. In this case, the money went from the industrialists and big farmers to the labor unions and military. The average worker didn’t benefit much.

Eventually, Argentine leaders ran out of other people’s money to redistribute. So they began printing it.

Hyperinflation and civil war followed. But still, the Perons are glorified by the befuddled masses who think Peron actually helped them.

Decades and three debt defaults have passed, but the lessons remain unlearned. During the debt default and hyperinflation of 1989, stores didn’t even bother putting price tags on the goods because prices went up multiple times a day. Wages rose much slower. The middle class was wiped out. If you had U.S. dollars in Argentina, you could buy brand new sky-rise condos in downtown Buenos Aires for the price of a dilapidated small-town three bedroom in Oklahoma. It is not that Argentines had no money: They had lots of pesos—they just weren’t worth anything.

Fast forward to 2012 and we see Argentine politicians are getting desperate for money again so they can continue with the same populist policies. And what do politicians do when they get desperate for money? They do what Argentine politicians have repeatedly done. It’s the same thing failed governments around the world and throughout history have done.

They adopt Zimbabwean policy. Through taxation, inflation or outright confiscation, they steal other people’s money.

On Tuesday, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner abruptly left the Summit of the Americas to return home and announce on national tv that the government had seized and nationalized ypf. ypf was the largest oil company in the country. The former Spanish owners could cry all they wanted.

“Our model is one of recovering our sovereignty,” she said. It is time that Argentina took control of its own resources. What she really meant was it is time Argentina took control of ypf’s bank accounts.

The country is suffering capital flight as investors are heading for the exits. At airports, trained dogs search—not for illegal drugs, but for people smuggling dollars out.

Why the rush for the doors? What is so bad about Argentina? Here is a recent rundown.

In 2008, the government nationalized all private pension plans across the nation. That was supposed to keep the people’s money “safe” from fluctuations in the bond and stock markets. In actuality it was to keep the overspending government’s credit rating safe. It failed on both counts.

In 2010, as Argentine finances deteriorated, Kirchner made a grab for the central bank’s assets—especially the nation’s all-important foreign currency reserves. When the head of the central bank refused, he was summarily fired and replaced with someone more pliable.

What’s in store for Argentina next? The new head of Argentina’s central bank recently stated that there is “no correlation” between money printing and inflation. Ha.

Now we know how Argentina plans to pay its bills. And that means the Argentine peso is headed for the gutter. Argentines should be having flashbacks to the tumultuous 1980s.

But with the global economy is such a shaky condition, it wouldn’t take much to set off a chain reaction. Remember the so-called Asian flu that struck in 1997. That economic meltdown started in little Thailand. But before it finished it had caused currency collapses all around Southeast Asia. Argentina is a lot more important to the global economy than Thailand was.

But perhaps there is an even greater warning for America.

America is adopting many of the same failed policies as Argentina. Over recent years the government has nationalized virtually the whole mortgage industry in America. It nationalized the biggest insurance company (aig) as well as a portion of America’s largest vehicle manufacturer (GM). It may be on its way to nationalizing the health-care industry. The post-secondary university system is more dependent on government than ever. The student loan industry was commandeered by the government.

And as criminal as it was for Argentina to seize private pensions, at least it was out in the open. What America does with Social Security is worse than confiscation because it is deceiving its people. In case you didn’t realize it, the Social Security trust fund is empty. Politicians have spent it all. In return, the fund just holds a bunch of paper ious.

Then there is all the rhetoric about the greedy oil companies and oil speculators that are supposedly driving up the cost of gasoline. It reads like a Kirchner speech. In 2011, Kirchner blamed the greedy farmers for the soaring price of beef. So she instituted beef export limits, which caused the price of beef to temporarily plummet—until it put all the marginally profitable farmers and all their workers and related industry out of business. The national livestock headcount shrunk by 15 percent in just one year. But now that the initial excess supply has been eaten, prices are going back up again. Only now, many farming jobs are gone. And the ranchers have less money to pay workers and buy machinery.

The result: Argentina—a nation renowned for its beef—now exports more fish.

And remember that money-printing central banker the Argentines installed? He is small fry compared to the guy America has running its central bank. Over the past few years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has not only loaned out trillions of dollars to private banks (money that didn’t exist before he loaned it out), but has printed up close to $2 trillion more to cover federal government shortfalls. Now he is printing and spending money purchasing mortgages, and analysts are anticipating the Fed will start printing money to prop up everything from the student loan market to credit cards and the car loan industry.

America is looking a lot like Argentina.

Tremors are shaking the global economy. Argentina may hold the distinction of being the only First World nation to become Third World. But if America keeps doing what it’s doing, it is a distinction Argentina won’t hold for long.

Exercise Builds Your Brain Power

Exercise Builds Your Brain Power

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Science continues to reveal the strong link between physical activity and mental health.

Exercise has a positive impact on the brain, scientists from the University of Illinois have discovered. Simple exercise like walking or swimming appears to help the brain resist physical shrinkage and improves the ability to think.

For over a decade, physiologists and neuroscientists have been gathering evidence to show that there is a beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. The new findings make it clear that there is more than a relationship: It is the relationship.

Experts believe that exercise is more important for brain health than mental exercises that stimulate thinking.

This latest evidence come from several new studies that tested lab animals to determine the effects of running versus those of playing with new toys or engaging the mind in other ways that did not raise the animals’ heart rate. Cognitive tests and brain tissue studies revealed that running is the only thing that improved the animals’ brains.

Additional research shows that since the brain is the same as any other muscle, its power to function declines with under-use and age. It is estimated that beginning in our late 20s, “most of us will lose about 1 percent annually of the hippocampus,” an important part of the brain related to memory and learning, the New York Times reported.

Exercise seems to slow or reverse the brain’s physical decay. In fact, scientists now believe that new brain cells can actually be generated, something previously thought impossible. Exercise “jump-starts” this process, known as neurogenesis. Research shows that the lab animals that ran for weeks had twice as many neurons in their hippocampi as sedentary animals. Just like other muscles, the animal brains bulked up with exercise.

Yet, to build a smarter brain, exercise is not enough. Science has discovered that brain cells can improve intellect only if they join the existing neural network. It is learning new things that pulls neurons into the brain’s intricate circuitry. If the newly generated neurons are not integrated, they will die.

Although science does not completely understand how exercise builds the brain on the molecular level, research suggests that exercise increases brain-derived neurotropic factor (bdnf), a substance that strengthens cells and axons and sparks neurogenesis. After workouts, most people display higher bdnf levels in their bloodstreams.

Scientists are also studying the mental benefits of exercise for older people. Research shows that the brains of older people can benefit from moderate exercise as well.

Last year, a group of 120 older men and women were assigned to walking or stretching programs for a major study. Those men and women assigned to the walking group showed improved brain development. Yet, those assigned to the stretching group experienced normal brain atrophy. “In effect, the researchers concluded, the walkers had regained two years or more of hippocampal youth.”

Physical exercise is a vital part of life for all ages. Read our articles “Help Yourself to Radiant Health” and “Build a Better Brain.” Additional helpful articles on this and other related health subjects can be found in the Trumpetarchive.

Europe’s Far Right: From Fringe to Mainstream

Europe’s Far Right: From Fringe to Mainstream

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The far right shocks the world in France. A leading German politician says Islam ‘does not belong in Germany.’ Views that were once considered extreme are the new normal in Europe.

Anti-immigration and anti-Islam policies are now mainstream in Europe. A few years ago, they came only from fringe groups. The Party for Freedom (pvv) in the Netherlands, Jobbik in Hungary and Future of Austria (bzö), for example, shocked politicians across the Continent, coming from nowhere, while more established parties languished.

It was a radical shift in European politics. But since then, Europe has gone through another shift, even more radical.

The Trumpet covered the rise of these fringe groups in August 2010. In October that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel proclaimed that multiculturalism had “utterly failed.” In February the next year, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron followed suit. Worried by the rise of the far right, Europe’s mainstream parties began to move into its turf.

‘Fringe’ Groups Still Strong

Despite this shift to the right, the fringe groups are still popular. So popular that “formerly fringe” would perhaps be a better way to describe them. In the first round of France’s presidential elections, the National Front’s Marine Le Pen won a record 18 percent of the vote. “We have blown apart the monopoly of the two parties of banking, finance and multinationals,” said Le Pen. “Nothing will ever be the same.”

Her success came after campaigning against the European Union and immigration. She blamed the EU for forcing France to let in far more immigrants than it could handle, demanding that the nation cut its annual immigration from 200,000 to 10,000.

Le Pen says she is fighting the “Islamization” of France. Muslims, she warns “are advancing in the neighborhoods. They are putting pressure on the population. They are recruiting young boys” to fight for Islam.

This Islamization and immigration are tied together in Le Pen’s mind. Speaking after Mohamed Merah murdered three children and an adult outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, she said: “How many Mohamed Merahs are there on the boats and airplanes full of immigrants that arrive in France every day? How many Mohamed Merahs are there among the children of these non-assimilated immigrants?”

Meanwhile, on April 23, Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom (pvv) toppled the government of the Netherlands. Wilders rose to fame by opposing Islam, but it was his opposition to the EU that triggered his latest actions. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered to resign after Wilders’s party said it no longer supported budget cuts that were, for the most part, demanded by the EU. “We will not accept having our people bleed at the hands of bureaucrats in Brussels,” he said.

Last election it won 15.5 percent of the vote. A recent poll suggests that this support has remained steady. The pvv is on target to remain the Netherlands’ third-largest party, giving it considerable say in the government.

Mainstream Moving In

With the fringe groups still strong, mainstream parties are moving further and further to the right to try to capture its voters. Last week, the leader of Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union in parliament, Volker Kauder, said that “Islam is not part of our tradition and identity in Germany and so does not belong in Germany.” He added, “But Muslims do belong in Germany. As state citizens, of course, they enjoy their full rights.”

In the past, that kind of rhetoric would have come only from someone like Wilders or Le Pen, not a leading member of Germany’s ruling party.

Some of Germany’s Muslims almost seem to be trying to provoke a clash. An ultraconservative Salafist group, The True Religion, sparked Kauder’s comments by starting a campaign to put a Koran in every home in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. According to Die Welt, the group’s leader, Ibrahim Abou Nagie, is considered a dangerous preacher by Germany’s intelligence service.

As Sarkozy fights to keep his job, he too has been shifting his rhetoric to the right. Early on in the campaign, he copied Le Pen by speaking out against Islam and immigration. After Merah’s shootings, he quickly deported several radical Muslims. Unlike in Britain, these radical clerics were swiftly sent home, without a chance to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights or claim their right to family life was being violated.

Now he could shift further to the right. After coming second to the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande, the top two contenders go head to head in a second round of voting for France’s presidency. Sarkozy will try to convince the 18 percent of voters that chose Le Pen in the first round to vote for him in the second.

Fifty-seven percent of Le Pen supporters said they will vote for Sarkozy, and 20 percent said they’d back Hollande. Sarkozy seems set to shift further right to try to capture more of Le Pen’s votes.

“National Front voters must be respected,” he said after the first round of voting. “They voiced their view. It was a vote of suffering, a crisis vote. Why insult them? I have heard Mr. Hollande criticizing them.”

Europe’s Border Debate

Perhaps one of the fastest transitions from extreme to mainstream comes from Europe’s debate over open borders. In February, Geert Wilders launched a website for the Dutch to report unpleasant behavior by immigrants. There was an immediate outcry from across Europe. Ambassadors from 10 Eastern European countries signed an open letter to Dutch party leaders complaining about the website. But Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not criticize the site.

Open borders and the free movement of people are key parts of the EU’s integration. The website, and Rutte’s silence, was held up as proof that “Something’s gone wrong in Tulip Land”—as one newspaper proclaimed.

Just a few months later, Wilders’s position is mainstream. Last week, the French and German interior ministers published a joint letter calling for “the possibility of reestablishing internal border controls.” Germany and France may bring the issue up at a meeting on April 26. Wilders was vilified by the left for this belief. Now it is official government policy of the EU’s two most influential countries.

A Scapegoat

Part of the reason for this sudden immigrant bashing is that politicians are trying to blame immigrants for their countries’ economic troubles. This means it will only get worse, as the eurozone’s economic crisis worsens.

As Europe’s economy collapsed in the 1930s, politicians blamed Communist agitators and Jews. This time, it’s Anglo-Saxon bankers and immigrants.

The EU itself is bound to get a lot more involved in blaming immigrants. At the moment, people like Le Pen and Wilders are also pointing the finger at Brussels, both as the cause of the financial crisis and for causing mass immigration. In order to deflect this blame, we can expect the EU itself to jump on the anti-Islam and anti-immigration bandwagon.

Of course, Muslims and immigrants have caused genuine problems. The Trumpet isn’t taking sides or criticizing any of these groups. We’re simply pointing out the trend, and the massive impact it will have on the future direction of Europe.

The anger against these groups is mild compared to what is to come. Before it’s all over, much of Europe will look like Greece. Mass riots will force EU nations to clamor for a German solution.

What is now extant in Europe is sowing the seeds of a much greater anti-Islamic outburst. Times are still pretty good, so the hatred is restrained. But once the chips are really down, a brand new Europe seething with hatred will emerge. These trends prove that the hatred is there. Europe’s relative prosperity simply hides it.

Europe is heading for a massive clash with Islam. There will be mass deportations and even concentration camps. But for now, that hatred is simmering below the surface.