DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal Raymond Burke is alerting people to Islam's unwavering goal of world domination.
Cardinal Burke, chaplain to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, referenced the Christian battles with Muslims at Lepanto in 1571 and Vienna in 1683. "These historical events relate directly with the situation of today. There’s no question that Islam wants to govern the world," the prelate declared. Incidentally, this order of which Burke has been assigned chaplain by Pope Francis, took part in the battle of Lepanto 445 years ago.
Speaking of "little Muslim states" that are currently "no-go zones" for authorities in France, Burke warned, "These things aren’t anomalies for Islam. This is the way things are to go. … If you do understand that and you are not at peace with the idea of being forcibly under an Islamic government, then you have reason to be afraid."
Former prefect of the Vatican's highest court, the Apostolic Signatura, Burke, in a recent interview with RNS, discussed how Islam is "fundamentally a form of government" that "wants to govern the world." The cardinal was critical of prelates who "simply think that Islam is a religion like the Catholic faith or the Jewish faith." On the contrary, he stressed, "That simply is not objectively the case."
The highly-respected prelate, in his upcoming book, "Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ," said, "The [Catholic] Church really should be afraid of [Islam]."
Burke, in the interview, made the point of not wanting to be "disrespectful" of Islam or "generate hostilities." But the cardinal was concerned that many people simply didn't comprehend that "when they [Muslims] become the majority in any country they have the duty to submit the whole population to Shariah," meaning Shariah law.
Speaking on an individual basis, Burke complimented Muslims, noting they "are lovely people" and may talk "in a very peaceful manner about the questions of religion." But the cardinal explained, "When they become a majority in any country then they have the religious obligation to govern that country." Concerning people free of Islam, Burke warned, "if that’s not what they want, then they have to find a way to deal with it."
While not rendering any specific solutions to the spread of Islam in the United States, Burke proffered,
I think the appropriate response is to be firm about the Christian origin of our own nation, and certainly in Europe, and the Christian foundations of the government, and to fortify those … We have to say no, our country is not free to become a Muslim state.