Michael van der Galien

Fearing for Freedom in a Post-Christian Europe

Posted on February 1 2010 5:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by David J. Rusin

Sometimes it seems that European Christian leaders are more concerned with preparing their flocks for dhimmitude than with defending their faith and the civilization built around it. Among other infamies, prominent clerics have maintained that the acceptance of Shari’a law is “unavoidable,” urged believers to refer to God as “Allah,” suggested that Lent be rebranded as “Christian Ramadan,” and insisted that Catholic schools incorporate Muslim prayer rooms.

But not all are content to watch Christianity “go gentle into that good night” — and often they specify secular reasons. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, has argued that many of the freedoms and institutions enjoyed in Europe have Christian roots — and thus are put at risk by sidelining Christianity. Likewise, he has hammered the UK’s multicultural policies as unmitigated failures that serve only to undermine societal cohesion, even fostering Islamist-run “no-go areas” in major cities.

Read more at Islamist Watch.

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