It’s not often you will see a link to a newspaper like The Catholic Reporter in this blog, but we have always been critics of the principle globalist think tank The Bilderberg Group (The NewWorld Order’s lunch club,) so when we read that the current Pope, Francis the 666th or something had sent a cardinal to this year’s Bilderberg meeting to deliver a message to the elitist global government advocates, knowing the current Pope’s papacy has been characterised by his enthusiasm for Islam, we were gratified to see the world’s Catholics appear to be waking up to the fact that their spiritual leader is The Bilderberg Group’s placeman.
This article, referring to a speech made by Pope Mohammed’s predecessor, Benedict, who did not die in office as Popes do, but was shoved aside, is well worth revisiting.
Regensburg redux: Was Pope Benedict XVI right about Islam?
Eight years ago Sept. 12, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a lecture at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria in which he seemed to diagnose Islam as a religion inherently flawed by fanaticism.
It was an undiplomatic assertion, to say the least — especially coming a day after the 9/11 anniversary — and it sparked an enormous outcry among Muslims and came to be seen as one of a series of missteps that would plague Benedict’s papacy until he resigned in 2013.
Now, with the Islamic State on the march in the Middle East, leaving a trail of horrifying brutality and bloodshed that has shocked the world, some of Benedict’s allies on the Catholic right are saying, in effect, “He told you so.”
“Regensburg was not so much the work of a professor or even a pope,” wrote Fr. Raymond de Souza in a column for the National Catholic Register, a conservative publication. “It was the work of a prophet.”
Eight years later, “we have ISIS” — an acronym for the Islamic State — “And beheadings. And persecution. And hatred. And war,” added Elise Hilton in a blog post for the Acton Institute, a libertarian Catholic think tank.
“It appears that the world owes Pope Benedict an apology,” she wrote.
So what did Benedict say at Regensburg that continues to resonate so widely?