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Fight or Die: A September 11th Perspective

Islam’s self-stated purpose is to dominate and govern all men and their affairs through its religious teachings. Its followers are permitted to realize this goal by any means possible, for nothing is considered sinful so long as it is being done for the cause of Allah and the spread of Islam. Any society that has been under the influence of Islam, whether it is through an Islamic government or sizable Muslim population, is at risk of becoming part of the Dar Al-Islam (House of Islam).

Two famous Spaniards — the canonist Fr. Bernardo Perez de Chinchón and Archbishop St. Juan de Ribera — along with many other Catholics saints and learned men, taught that peace and stability cannot persist in a society where Islam maintains influence in public life or private matters because of its intrinsic drive to conquer and convert. Consequently, if a society wishes to preserve itself from Islamic domination and flourish, it must reduce Islam’s influence – with the goal of eventually eliminating it.

The ability of the Church in a particular region to manage the threat posed by Islam in its diocese has determined which societies survived and overcame Islam’s influence and which societies apostatized to Islam and are still Muslim today. Unfortunately, the latter is more common than the former, as is demonstrated by the conversion of many once-Christian nations to Islam, and, for the surviving faithful, a tenuous, slave-like existence as dhimmis under Islamic law.

“Sobieski Sending Message of Victory to the Pope” by Jan Matejko, 1883. This painting depicts the victory of the Catholic forces at Vienna over the Ottoman Turks on September 12, 1683. It hangs in the Sobieski Room of the Vatican Museum.

It is critical for those evaluating the contemporary threat of this growing religion to remember the Catholic nations that historically stood up to Islam, and, after much struggle, eventually recovered their homelands and liberty to worship freely as Catholics again. Such was the case with the Spanish and Portuguese peoples. Both nations independently fought an eight centuries-long civil war to initial victory, with yet another century of extirpating widespread Islamic rebellions by people who professed outwardly to be Catholic but were secretly Muslim.

The lesson to be learned is clear: We are to always love, pray, make sacrifices, and preach to the Muslims for the sake of their conversion and salvation. But when Muslims willfully reject the Gospel and choose to follow Islamic theology’s next logical step — undertaking jihad against the “infidel” Christians — the Church and the faithful have an obligation to stand up and fight for the Faith, and for their lives.

A Spanish mural of St. James the Apostle, patron saint of Spain, beheading a Muslim in battle. St. James is sometimes called Matamoros, which means “Muslim killer.” From the Cathedral website: “It is said that in 844, King Ramiro I had a battle in Clavijo, where he defeated the Muslims, with the help of the appearance of the apostle riding a white horse, as it is represented in the painting of this chapel.” The mural is located in the St. James chapel at at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Valencia, Spain – the same church from which St. Juan de Ribera directed the end of Spanish Islam in 1609.

Several years ago, I visited a Coptic Orthodox Church on the East Coast of the United States. For those who are not aware, the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt has survived under Islam since Egypt was invaded in 639. It is facing potential extinction today, however, because of the same Islamic zeal and aggression by which Iraqi Catholicism was just exterminated. I met with the priest at this particular Coptic Church in his office, accompanied by a priest I’ll call “Fr. T”, an elderly Xaverian missionary priest from Seville, Spain who is learned in Islam.

The Coptic priest told us many things, including his assessment of Islam as a grave threat. He related that the Muslim persecutions had been growing worse recently in his home country. What I found most informative, however, was something he said near the end of our discussion. When Fr. T and I asked the priest if the Coptic Christians would take a more aggressive stand against Islam in response to the persecutions, he answered,“The Coptic Church has been a suffering Church, and martyrdom is a part of the cross we are called to bear.”

Upon hearing this, Fr. T looked at me with surprise, and turning his eyes toward the Coptic priest, he leaned forward and said,“Martyrdom is a calling for individuals, and maybe groups. It is not the vocation for an entire people. That is suicide!”

After our meeting, I went into the parish hall. There was an event taking place that morning, and the church had prepared a small buffet. The room was filled with the delightful smells of shawarma, stuffed grape leaves, and saffron. Fr. T was busy talking to another person, so I sat and had begun to eat when an elderly Coptic woman sat down next to me. I struck up a conversation with her, and when I told her a little about myself and my background, she smiled warmly and began speaking in an animated and passionate Arabic.

Over the next hour she told me her life story, about growing up in Egypt, being harassed by Muslims, the threats made against her and her family, and how she eventually came to America with her adult children and their families because the persecution was too severe. She said that she was disappointed by many of her fellow Coptic priests and parishioners. In her words, because they did not take an aggressive posture against Islam and the Muslims who habitually harassed them, they worsened their own standing. She added that because Islam has no concept of love, Muslims only respond to force. That it is the only thing they understand.

She told me that one of the last confrontations she had with the Muslims was right before her family left Egypt. She and a friend were walking home when a group of young Muslim men approached them and began verbally and physically harassing them for being Christians.

“Do you know what I told him?” the woman said.

“What?” I asked.

“I did not show him any fear. We pushed him back and punched him, and we screamed at them ‘Your god is ****, your prophet is ****, and you are **** because you believe in them!’ They ran away, because all Muslims are cowards, and they are afraid when you stand up to them.”

My experiences at this Coptic Church mesh perfectly with the story I know of the Catholic Faith and its historical struggles against Islam. Many of the great Catholic men and women who worked with Muslims were not simply missionaries and martyrs. They were also great warriors, those whose love and self-sacrifice for the conversion and salvation of Muslims – sometimes at the cost of their own lives – did not prevent them from taking up arms to defend the Faith when necessary. The victories they won throughout history were so important that Europe would be Muslim today were it not for them.

When Muslim terrorists attacked the United States of America, on September 11, 2001, they chose the date because it is the day of remembrance for the last great Catholic victory against Islam – the Battle of Vienna in 1683. It was that battle that threw the Ottoman Empire and the rest of the Muslim world into gradual decline and marked a period of global expansion and prosperity for Christians across Europe.

Yet were it not for Blessed Pope Innocent XI, who called for the battle, Blessed Fr. Marco Criado, who led Catholic soldiers on the front lines, and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Europe would have fallen. In the words of King Jan Sobieski after the battle:

I came, I saw, God conquered.

Many people who have been closely following the new rise of Islam across the globe — including Europe and the U.S. — have been warning that something must be done. As one who has spent many years studying Islam, I tell you with deep concern that the hour has grown late. The Muslims know this, too, and are openly discussing the full Islamization of parts of Western Europe by 2030, when they are expected to account for 26% of the global population, giving them significant political and societal advantages as an effect of their growing demographic.

There are steps that the Church and her bishops can take. But the laity must also be ready, for it was they who rallied all those centuries ago in Vienna to defend the Faith against the sword of the Muslim invaders.

Pray for the Church. Seek Our Lady’s intercession for the conversion of Muslims and avoidance of war.

And if the tide cannot be turned, we must do one last thing: prepare for battle.

Our very survival may depend on it.

Originally published on September 11, 2014. This post has been updated.

34 thoughts on “Fight or Die: A September 11th Perspective”

  1. The ARE afraid if you stand up to them. I saw it after 911, they were suddenly very careful. They respect us when we refuse to back down. So let’s not back down.

  2. You should look further back in history… and a little closer at the present day…. because Islam is not the Christian’s oldest, craftiest, and most bitter foe. Holy Scriptures identify this foe: “For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men, hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.” (Saint Paul, 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16)

  3. Yes, From Charles Martel to King Sobieski, two heros who saved Europe from Islamic conquest. Who will be our heroic leader today? Certainly no one from Western Europe. They are a basket case that could not defend themselves. It will be either Russia or the USA. There are no others.

  4. Can’t wait for the Great Monarch prophesied by many, including in the letters of St. Francis de Paola in the 15th century. His letters are in the book “Christian Trumpet” written by a priest in 1873. You can find this book online and read a scanned copy for free.

    “He shall be a great captain and prince of holy men, who shall be called the holy Cross-bearers of Jesus Christ, with whom he shall destroy the Mahometan sect and the rest of the infidels.”

  5. This article is DOA in most Catholic Churches, which are full of men perverted by a soft life and worldly pleasures, and a priesthood infested with homos. Who exactly is going to fight? Catholics? Not according to the Pope – still living in fantasy land.

        • I think your foil hat is either out of tune or needs new batteries. Stop perpetuating crazy conspiracy theories. BTW, does your insane theory invalidate the point of the article that Islam is a threat to non-Islamic, i.e., Christian nation?

          • You spoke of logic & facts, and I pointed you to the collapse of buidling 7. And your response? “crazy conspiracy theories”
            Logic & facts do not equal name calling.

          • What is the relevance of your theory of building 7’s collapse have to do with Islam’s march toward world domination? Does your theory have any bearing or negate the fact that Mohammedans hijacked at least four planes and successfully flew them into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon.
            Lets review your original post “Islam/Muslims not responsible for 9/11.”
            1. Were the hijackers Muslims? Yes
            2. Did these said Muslims fly or attempted to fly their hijacked planes into American building? Yes
            3. Were these said Muslims responsible for the acts of terror on NYC and DC on Sept 11, 2001? Yes
            4. Did Muslims succeed in terrorizing American interest prior to Sept 11, 2001? Yes (Khobar Towers, USS Cole, first World Trade Center bombing, Kenya, Tanzania)
            5. Have Muslims been inflicting follow-on attacks on American targets? Yes (MAJ Hassan, Chattanooga, Boston, San Bernardo, Orlando, etc.)

            I’m afraid this conversation is over because it’s like wresting a pig. You get dirty and the pig enjoys to too much. Have a good day and may God bless you.

          • Noting you did not answer the questions surrounding the collapse of Building 7 nor do you want even to look into it.
            Muslims hijackers some of whom have turned up alive? And an intact passport of of a hijacker was found at the site?
            In these kind of events the questions to be asked is, ‘who benefits?’
            Western world leaders starting with POTUS and PM of UK are not only controlled by a great evil [in fact by the primeval evil] but they have blood on their hand both of their citizens and innocent people around the world. Surely Iraq has WMD is not to far distant from your memory or perhaps as above you speak of logic and fact but fail to apply them yourself, or perhaps you choose to have selective memory?
            Cf. ***FALSE FLAGS and GOVERNMENT DECEPTION, with James Perloff*** LibertyFest NYC ~ 10/10/15

          • Still doesn’t answer why MSM would report the demolition of WTC 7 26 Minutes before it actually happened
            So intense heat can demolish a building not hit by a plane but a passport survives intact?
            Aluminium cuts through steel?
            Amazing that MSM is still found credible.
            Do your own investigation on Larry Silverstein, the lessor of the entire world trade center complex and search for videos of him talking about 9/11.
            More on 9/11: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF FLIGHT 11 | James Perloff

          • Building 7 was weakened by debris and fire from WTC 1 & 2. It really is as simple as that. Occam’s Razor is all that is needed here: the World Trade Center buildings were destroyed after the main towers were struck by two jet airliners with nearly full loads of fuel.

            The BBC report suggesting that WTC 7 had collapsed 26 minutes before it did was based on an erroneous Reuters report, based on a local report; Reuters pulled the report almost immediately. The erroroneous report was generated because first responders felt strongly that WTC was in danger of immediate collapse, which is why they were racing to get the building evacuated.

            Let go of the truther theories. The evidence is overwhelming: 9/11 was a terrorist act launched by Al Qaeda, and executed by 19 suicide terrorists.

          • “Still doesn’t answer why MSM would report the demolition of WTC 7 26 Minutes before it actually happened” Since it had been burning for most of the day, maybe a supposition was made regarding same … but your point is taken.

          • Thank you.!
            This is from Architects, Physicists, Engineers, and Scientists: Burning Jet Fuel and Office Fires do not burn hot enough to melt steel. Before 9/11 and after 9/11 no high-rise buildings have ever collapsed by fire. It is of science that a theory be supported by observations/repeatable experiments. Cf. Architects and Engineers On 9/11! Excellent Must See!

  6. We also have to stop contracepting ourselves out of existence. The Muslims are proliferating with many children, while so many in Europe and the US are limiting the number of children they have. There won’t be any battle in the future because we shall be the minority.

    • Has it ever occurred to you they are all escaping a climate change (drought) induced starvation? So yes, let’s have more children we are unable to properly feed. You do realize, no matter what the good book tells us, there is a limit to the amount of mouths that can be properly nourished.

  7. Conclusion in 15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-Rise Building Collapses

    It bears repeating that fires have never caused the total collapse of a steel-framed high-rise before or since 9/11. Did we witness an unprecedented event three separate times on September 11, 2001? The NIST reports, which attempted to support that unlikely conclusion, fail to per-suade a growing number of architects, engineers, and scientists. Instead, the evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition. Given the far-reaching impli-cations, it is morally imperative that this hypothesis be the subject of a truly scientific and impartial investigation by responsible authorities.

  8. Quite frankly, for all intents and purposes, I do not see much of a difference between a society run by strict Catholic values vs one run by strict Islamic values. The end result is identical, loss of free will, punishable by death in this world. From everything I have read on this site, both sides’ aims are pretty much identical, correct me if I am wrong.

    • You are wrong. For one thing, Catholicism recognizes we are all children of God, our Father (which is blasphemy to Muslims), and must love one another.

  9. All well and good. But remember that 9/11 and ISIS are creations of the Western Deep State.

    These guys didn’t just spring up out of the ground nor magically come into possession with American arms and ordinance.

    Neither were they responsible for the opening of borders allowing them through.

    That’s all the work of Western Leaders under orders from somewhere.

    Also if anyone continues to believe the US government’s version of 9/11, please go out there and get informed. It’s as if you’ve learnt nothing from wikileaks, Trumps election aftermath and continue to drink the opiate of the Fake News media.

    Islam is a dog on a leash. Who’s been filing its teeth and letting him loose lately?

    Hint: It aint Russia.


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