VESZPREM, Hungary (ChurchMilitant.com) - The archbishop of Veszprem in Hungary is denouncing the open border policies in Europe, saying the massive migration is pushed financially by the Arabs with the goal to "destabilize Europe."
"Jihad is a principle for Muslims that means they must expand," said Abp. Gyula Marfi in an interview on Wednesday. "The earth must become dar al-Islam, that is, Islamic territory, by introducing Shariah — Islamic law. ... They do not let them come into Qatar or the United Arab Emirates, but they give them money and incite them to immigrate here, such as the destabilization of Europe and the Euro."
When asked about Pope Francis' recent comments in a plane interview concerning the welcoming of Islamic migrants in Christ's name, Abp. Marfi said that Pope was being careful not to fully condemn Islam owing to worries that violence against Christians in the Middle East could heighten.
Marfi urged Europe to recognize its crisis and re-examine its own Catholic roots in regards to the culture it was built on.
"If we look around us at architecture, the arts, literature or music," he said, "we find everywhere that the most determining values are born from the Christian faith. If we throw this all away there will be nothing left, and our culture will lose its meaning."
Another root cause of the destabilization of Europe as described by the archbishop is the deficient morality as taught in the Islamic religion.
"When sexuality, love, affection and life are detached from each other, we are left with an ideological vacuum as well as a demographic vacuum," His Excellency remarked.
The archbishop then stated that Islam and Catholicism are incompatible.
I have never dishonored the Muslims but their morals are completely different from ours. What for us is a sin, for them is a virtue. What we consider a minor fault, for them is a mortal sin, For example, for them to deceive a kafir (infidel) is a particularly good action. We have to consider this, without judging. Nobody wants to harm them, nor do I hate them. I love and respect them. I pray for them every day.
He went on to say Catholics should not mistake mercy with naÏvete.
"[J]ust because we love the wolves, as God's creatures, doesn't mean we let them enter among the sheep, even if they come in sheep's clothing," he warned. "It is not their fault if they want to occupy Europe."
He continued, "Jesus told us to be as gentle as doves, but also as astute as serpents."