EU Migration – Charity or Betrayal?editor
Blogger, Andrew Paterson reports on the Joint Statement issued by the Heads of Caritas Europa and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe and submits his correspondence with them, for our comment…
While interior ministers meet tomorrow and Friday to discuss EU migration policies, people trying to reach the safety of Europe continue to die en route. Caritas Europa and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe calls on European leaders to alter its restrictive approach to migration. Policies focused on deterrence, including the agreement with Turkey, are not stopping people from trying to reach our countries. Instead, they prolong suffering and push people into the hands of smugglers and traffickers, who find even more dangerous entry routes. Read the entire statement here
In the above Joint Statement, the Heads of Caritas and JRS quote Pope Francis in support. I sent them a long diatribe pointing out errors and that they were betraying the West, the Church, and the people of Europe. I challenged them to publish my letter and refute it – so far they have not done so.
My letter (see below) is quite long:
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” “Jean-Marie.Carriere@jrs.net” 9 June 2016, 17:24
Subject: Migrants and the European Union
I note that you have yesterday, 8th June 2016, made a joint statement, in the name of your organisations, requesting the EU to remove the barriers to migrants arriving in Europe.
There are a number of reasons why these barriers should not be removed.
It is fair and reasonable, and an act of Christian charity, to assist refugees. However, it has been demonstrated that assistance to refugees is best provided as close to home as possible, preferably in a close neighbouring country. Lebanon and Jordan have taken very considerable numbers swelling the combined population of 14 million to around seventeen million. A sudden unplanned increase in population of over 20% puts a huge strain on the resources of these two fairly fragile countries. It would be a good thing to support these countries, and others, to the greatest extent possible in caring for refugees in situ, until such time as these genuine refugees may return home. It is here and in their own countries that assistance should be given, and not in any other manner or place.
The migrants who are illegally pushing their way into Europe are not, in the main, refugees. Approximately 90% of these migrants are superficially economic migrants who are seeking better conditions for themselves. They are leaving safe countries in order to push their way into countries where they will receive the benefits of housing, education, health care and a weekly income without doing anything in return. They will make no contribution to the countries which they invade because they are incapable of doing so. A German study has suggested that two-thirds of migrants are functionally illiterate in their own language.
They will therefore be an ongoing costly burden on the economies of the countries which receive them. This burden will increase as under “human rights” legislation enacted in most European countries they will be allowed to bring in family relatives increasing fourfold the numbers of such people, all wholly dependent on the largesse of those on whom they impose. In the not too distant future this will certainly become clearly seen as an unsustainable drag on the economies and citizens of those countries.
The economic migrants should receive no assistance as they are acting illegally and out of worldly selfishness at the very least. They are superficially economic migrants indeed, but many and probably most are jihadists, mobilised to invade. It would be overly disingenuous to avoid seeing this vast movement of Muslims for what it is, an invasion of the West. It is the jihad in action. Around 80% of these migrants are young men of military age. If these young men wore uniforms and carried black banners it would be clear beyond any doubt that they constitute an army. They are an army of Islam.
Their intention is that of Islam and that intention is, as it has always been, to take over the world, by fire and sword, or any means available.
They are not armed as they travel, it is true, but that is no disqualification. When soldiers of the British Army fly in passenger transport aircraft of the RAF their weapons do not fly with them. The weapons travel in other transports.
Their weapons will arrive later, but soon.
These men have mobile phones, an expensive item for penniless migrants, and a difficult one, considering that they have no income and no fixed abode. Have you not considered this?
The armies of Islam have attacked Europe in the past, and have held territories including Spain and Hungary for many long decades, suppressing the Faith in these regions. By great effort and determination and at great cost in money and blood the Muslims were expelled from Europe and their repeated attempts to conquer were met with courage and the sword. These defences of Christendom were just that. Without the actions of Charles Martel, Don John of Austria, Jan Sobieski of Poland and Graf von Starhemberg and many other brave and faithful men, the entirety of Europe would have fallen. Catholicism would have been crushed and the flowers of science, medicine and technology would never have bloomed, and countless millions of souls would have been lost to God.
Your exhortation to allow this modern army of Islam into the West is a betrayal of the West, of Europe and of civilisation. It is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith. The Catholic Church gives great importance to the Magisterium, which is backed by the historical teachings, thinking, debates and decisions of the theologians and clerics, of the Church Fathers, handed down the centuries since Christ founded His Church. This now reposes with the Pope and Bishops in union as you know. Yet the theological deposit of Faith would likely have perished without the strength of those who defended it by force of arms.
Why then do you give no importance to the actions of the Catholic heroes who defended the Church and the West? Why do you negate and spurn their heroism as if it was not only nothing, but even wrong? Why can you set yourself as having greater understanding and having a superior vision of the Church by attempting to reverse the actions of those Catholic soldiers who gave their lives that we might live in the freedom that we have now. A freedom that now permits you to embrace the enemies of the Bride of Christ?
The teaching of the Church in respect of “human rights” does not go so far as the modern human rights activists and lawyers would insist.
In 1942 Pius XII said, (men have):
“the right to maintain and develop one’s corporal, intellectual and moral life and especially the right to religious formation and education; the right to worship God in private and public and to carry on religious works of charity; the right to marry and to achieve the aim of married life; the right to conjugal and domestic society; the right to work, as the indispensable means toward the maintenance of family life; the right to free choice of a state of life, and hence, too, of the priesthood or religious life; the right to the use of material goods, in keeping with his duties and social limitations.”
“That each person has a right to a government which will protect these rights,
“The right to existence, the right to one’s good name, the right to one’s own culture and national character, the right to develop oneself, the right to demand observance of international treaties, and other like rights, are demanded by the law of nations, dictated by nature itself.”
Nowhere does His Holiness say that the “human rights” of contumacious interlopers take precedence over the “human rights” of the citizens of established and civilised countries.
It should be obvious then, that the “human rights” expounded by the United Nations and substantially endorsed by the Holy See do not include the right to forcibly or clandestinely enter another country and steal and defraud.
They also most certainly do include the right to defend one’s country and one’s people against invaders who would reshape its culture and character. That these migrants are even now changing both the culture and character of the countries of Europe is incontrovertibly true. This is no surmise as hideous evidence of this exists in France, the United Kingdom and many other countries and does not need to be searched out. It is plain and evident.
You say, “Like Pope Francis, Caritas dreams of a Europe that acknowledges the necessary contribution of migrants to our societies and commits to respecting the dignity of every human being,” (Jorge Nuño Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa).”
This is, without further qualification, utter nonsense. It is not any the less nonsense because the Holy Father supports it. On the contrary, in this vague way he has fallen into error and leads others astray.
You make requests of the Ministers of the Countries of the EU as if it were proper for them to give away willy-nilly the countries of the people of Europe. You make a case that the “human rights” of economic migrants extend to the right to make forcible demands that they be supported by the hapless citizens of Europe.
It would be no surprise if the supine and pusillanimous EU leaders cave in to all demands, even offering more of other peoples’ wealth. The incontinent demands of the importunate migrants are subtended by the moral blackmail of our secular leaders. The faith of the politicians who have Europe in their blind amoral grip is a faith in money. They forget that their responsibility is primarily towards their own citizens and so act against them.
Why do you side with the forces at work against the moral core of Western Christianity?
Why do you speak of encouraging the foot-soldiers of Islam to enter and overpower us?
Why do you work to betray all that we have striven to build over centuries?
I encourage and challenge you to publish this letter and refute it if you can.
Reply from Jorge Nuno Mayer, 14 June
Dear Mr. Paterson,
Thank you for sharing your concerns. Indeed Caritas in the Middle East and in many places around the world – where hatred is pushing people to flee from war, violence or hunger – are providing help to refugees coming from neighbouring countries. Those Caritas organisations are being supported by local staff and volunteers and also by Caritas organisations from all around the world. The Caritas family is committed to peace and supporting people in all the neighbouring countries.
But Caritas is there to implement the programme of the Good Samaritan, i.e. to help people in need wherever they are, without asking for their background. Also the Good Samaritan has not asked about the background, believes or behaviour of the beaten person. Let me also tell you that our experience at grassroots level in many European countries working with refugees and migrants doesn’t coincide with your figures and opinions. Caritas is attending many families, women, children, but also young men who are also suffering and are not attended by any other institution. We Christians believe in the message of Jesus, who commanded us to love, especially the poor, the migrants and even our enemies. Only the practice of love will bring peace to our world. Only the practice of love will bring the message of the Gospel to the last corner of the world, especially to the people who don’t believe in love. In our advocacy towards the EU and the governments we defend not an open borders model, but a humane treatment of any human being – humane treatment on their journey, at the borders, in our countries -, especially for the weakest in our societies. The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church through the different great Popes we had over the last decades has been very clear; Caritas doesn’t separate from this Teaching, we put it into practice.
Jorge Nuño Mayer
Now, what Mr Mayer says sounds exactly as it should, in line with a desire to assist those less fortunate. However, Europe is on the cusp of a demographic disaster. If we let people in, muslims, to add to the many millions here then within twenty years we will have destroyed the Europe in which we grew up. On a practical note migrants dilute the assets available for care of the population, and depress the wages of the natives. (No wage rises in 10 years in UK.)
Is it basic Christian charity to welcome incomers no matter whether they are refugees or economic migrants, or do you agree with Andrew that by essentially advocating unrestricted migration to EU countries, Caritas and JRS are ” betraying the West, the Church, and the people of Europe”?
Andrew Paterson should inquire of his correspondents how much money they are receiving to relocate Muslim “refugees.” In the meantime, Andrew, if you haven’t already done so, Google “Muslim invasion of Europe” for lot more – you should pardon the expression – ammunition. Here are two of the hits:
I should add that Mr. Secretary General Mayer is either completely clueless, or is just regurgitating his nauseatingly sanctimonious corporate line. These “refugees” are hardly “people in need,” “beaten,” or “the weakest in our societies.” Moreover, the true refugees are actually Christians, not Muslims – almost none of whom are being allowed into the EU or the USA. Now why do you suppose that is, Mr. Mayer?
I’ve looked at the links, thanks.
I have had a look at the Caritas organisation, but have only scratched the surface. Our own SCIAF work hand in glove with them across the globe in very specific projects. I can see nothing on the SCIAF website that suggests that they are supporting the influx of migrants. SCIAF also have a link to their Accounts so one can see where much of their money comes from and where it goes.
Have not found that with Caritas yet so may ask them outright.
Andrew Paterson is to be congratulated on his efforts to inject some commonsense into the question of population flow between the countries of God’s planet.
Focusing specifically on the UK, it is my understanding that when the Muslim population is judged to have reached 51% (such a proclamation to be announced by the Muslims, of course), all the remaining 49% must either convert to Mohammedism, or pay monthly taxes in lieu for the aggrandizement of Muslim aspirations. Lest anyone says it cannot happen, please let them understand that it will be achieved legally and democratically by the ballot box as a result of sheer weight of numbers of Muslim Members of Parliament passing laws to that effect.
The only human way to delay this situation occurring is to severely limit the future rate at which Muslims enter the U.K. and the means for achieving that is for the U.K. to separate itself from the European Union and its burgeoning dictatorship.
By the grace of God, Russia will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before the situation gets completely out of hand, but in the meantime I urge everyone in the U.K. to do their bit and vote in support of the Leave campaign on Thursday 23rd June.
“… it is my understanding that when the Muslim population is judged to have reached 51% (such a proclamation to be announced by the Muslims, of course), all the remaining 49% must either convert to Mohammedism, or pay monthly taxes in lieu for the aggrandizement of Muslim aspirations.”
Would you provide a link to substantiate your “understanding” about “Muslim aspirations”?
I think we need to beware of giving ammunition to those on the prowl to find proof of offences which may ball into the fashionable category of “Islamaphobia”.
Also, we need to beware of giving ammunition to those seeking evidence of xenophobia, to which end the union flag may play right into their hands. I’ll leave it, since it’s there now, but let’s focus on the facts – it’s clear that people are not going to be swayed to vote “leave” if they detect either so-called “Islamaphobia” or “xenophobia.”
As that great English writer, Charles Dickens says in the opening words of his novel Hard Times: “Facts, facts, facts – give these boys and girls, nothing but facts.”
Charles Dickens, eh? And there was I thinking it was Dragnet’s Joe Friday who said: “Just the facts, Ma’am”.
Forgive me if I do not join battle with you over the rights and wrongs of flying the Union Jack on occasions of outstanding national importance. Thank you so much for allowing the Union Jack to keep fluttering. There is one flying over that large building in Buckingham Palace Road to which you drew my attention not so long ago.
Just the facts, Ma’am.
Don’t tempt me to answer that…
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Now back to the topic, please and thank you!
I’d be grateful for a link to those figures, if you can post one. That would be good to quote, about the 51% and the rest having to convert to Islam, but I would need a source for the friends I’ve got, or they’ll never believe it, LOL! Thanks.
I would love to be able to cite my source, but if I had had to write down the source and author name of everything I have heard in my close on 80 years, I would never have had time perform the duties of my station.
It may have come from one of the very many students I taught in my long years at a College of Further Education when Jack was a lad – but on the other hand I may have read it on a blog.
You could browse through the link below if you wish to see what is allegedly held by Muslims as mandatory conduct:
But frankly, you would be better off to vote “Leave” in the Referendum and thus defer the day when these things come to pass in the UK.
Thank you for that link. It is really amazing what is in the Koran.
I know what you mean about keeping track of sources but I find when I make a point in this debate (and other debates about the Church) I get barracked for sources. If I don’t have one, I just don’t make the point, if you see what I mean, as it can look like I’m making up an argument which I’ve been accused of plenty times – LOL!
I was planning to vote Leave anyway, because I don’t think politicians should be voted in here and then be ruled or over-ruled in Brussels, but thanks for that link, as it is very interesting indeed.
Before anyone can infer anything useful from that document it would be necessary to know who wrote it and why.
That would be interesting, of course, but I am more concerned to know if the quotes from the Qu’ran are accurate.
I’ll take it you’re a happy camper like the rest of us today? We got the exit vote against all expectations, thanks be to God and His Holy Mother. Yippee!!
The only human way to delay this situation occurring is to severely limit the future rate at which Muslims enter the UK ….
So what would you do if Muslims set out to achieve 51% by converting people already citizens of the UK? Expel new Muslims? To where?
Is there really no chance of paying the taxes weekly or annually? Is it already settled that we will be paying monthly? Who says?
Exactly how does membership of the U.K. Increase the number of Muslims here?
Your opening sentence implies we should all stay in our native lands. Even missionaries?
It will be interesting to hear more about this. Maybe you can persuade me it isn’t tosh.
I think all the predictions are that we will have a majority Muslim population in less than 40 years if things go on as they are – i.e. even if Turkey doesn’t join the EU.
Eileenanne, I hope you read Michaela’s link (June 21st at 11.58pm). Your blindness is staggering, unless, as I suspect, you’re just being provocative.
“Caritas and JRS are ” betraying the West, the Church, and the people of Europe””
Indeed, Editor, you are completely right on this issue.
We are facing an invasion…
I was actually quoting Andrew, who wrote the letter to Caritas and JRS.
Let’s re-double our prayers for the Consecration of Russia, so that there is no such “invasion” and so that we can, at long last, enjoy the promised period of peace in the world.
Our Lady of Fatima, Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Thanks for the responses so far. I would really like to know if our duty to emulate the Good Samaritan is unqualified. Caritas and JRS seem to think so. Let us suppose that the person set on by thieves was actually on his way to kill the Samaritan. dDes charity require the Samaritan to carry on an help the man? Does the Samaritan have to take the would-be killer into his house and allow him to make free with the Samaritan’s goods and chattels?
If not, is there a sound theological argument?
When Christ drove the money-lenders and merchants out of the Temple was that intended to show that inappropriate behaviour was to be brought to an end, even using violence to do so? Or was it quite specifically related to behaviour in respect of the Church?
Thank you for this thread, Andrew, and thank you, Leprechaun for your comments. Your 51% remark, I would have thought, doesn’t need ‘links’ for support, but only observation and the application of a little common sense. Living close to the Muslim ghettoes of the North-West, I see daily proof that without miraculous intervention this country and all Europe will become an Islamic state, not in my lifetime, thank God, but in the lifetime of today’s young children. The demographics are on-line for all to see, and only the wilfully blind or truly stupid could continue to ignore them.
Rod Liddle is one of a few columnists who has a finger on the pulse, and can even raise a smile when despair about our situation and the widespread blindness to it become too painful. Believe me, his account of Dewsbury here is accurate and unexaggerated, and many towns I knew and loved in earlier life are on the brink.
I asked for the link, not because I can’t see the growing numbers of Muslims here, but really because I hadn’t heard that about when they reach 51% being able to make a proclamation that the rest of us have to convert to Islam. That’s what I meant. I’m not really stupid, though I can be at times LOL, but I just wondered if there was any way to prove the claim that when they become a majority they will force us to convert.
Sorry for seeming stupid, it’s just that the people I would mention this to, would ask for evidence. I’ll just tell them to take my word for it, LOL!
Indeed, Christina, your last sentence sums up my fathers stance. He used to go to Dewsbury with his grandmother in the 1960s and 70s, and loved that town, but now refuses to go because it has been taken over by Asians. He had the misfortune of travelling to Bradford lately, so least said…..
Andrew, Luke ch.22: v.35 – 38
‘And he said to them: When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, did you want anything? But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip; and he that hath not, let him sell his coat, and buy a sword. For I say to you, that this that is written must yet be fulfilled in me: And with the wicked was he reckoned. For the things concerning me have an end. But they said: Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough’.
The writing is on the wall alright. Anybody with half a brain can see that what we are witnessing is an Islamic invasion. All the do-gooders, leftie half wits and p.c. social workers will be the first to be given the chop come “the revolution”.
Of course we, as Christians, should help our brothers and sisters in need but that doesn’t mean self annihilation which is exactly what will happen. Already large areas of England are no go areas for the police as Muslims practice Sharia law with impunity.
MM, apologies for what I now see looks like a personal criticism of anyone asking for links. Such was very far from my intention, for I was thinking beyond the blog to the general unillingness or inability of so many in our society to see what is happemimg in our countries. So please forgive me for giving that impression.
I took the reference to 51%, not literally, but as a statement of the ascertainable fact that Islam, via its (un)holy book, requires its adherents to gain all humanity for their false god, which they are clearly in a position to do, once they become a majority and have gained political power.
The koranic emphasis on killing (non-Muslims) ‘where you find them’, is taken literally by the fundamentalist, some of whom carry out their atrocities on the world stage, but the more ‘moderate’ subjugate those among whom they have settled, and then become the majority, to ‘dhimmitude’. There is no such thing as reliious freedom in Muslim societies.
Links on dhimmitude are on Google in abundance. Here is one:
MM, you could ask those you speak to about what is to befall us, without a miraculous intervention, to look at the link I gave to Rod Liddle’s piece. Did you look at it, and what did you think? So many are fortunate in that these horror stories are not enacted in their badkyards – and certainly not in the backyards of our political elites, and I understand how easy it is to pretend it isn’t happening and to play he racist card, but we are sleepwalking into disaster.
There is no shortage of factual material out there on the internet, not least from the non-PC Daily Mail (dismissed as a rag, therefore, in many PC circles):
That’s OK – I think I knew what you meant.
I’d not read the Rod Liddle link when you posted it (my apologies) but I have read it now and it’s just mind-boggling. I’m quoting this bit, but the whole article is worth reading: –
“A sharia court was set up by Savile Town’s residents, which caused a few headlines nationally — but no matter that this court horribly discriminated against women; the white liberals argued that it was their culture and to oppose it was kinda racist, m’kay? The court is still there, doing its misogynist stuff.”
It’s just unbelievable that there are sharia courts in England, just amazing. I wonder if there are any in Scotland?
I hope the people who say there’s nothing the Church can do about the sex-ed and transgender-ed in Catholic schools because it’s from the government, take note of the way Rod Liddle shows that the establishment, police etc are turning a blind eye to what is going on in these communities. If the bishops stepped up to the plate, and refused to water down the faith, the establishment would have to leave them alone. I know they know we’re not going to bomb, kill and maim folk, but they would soon fear the Church’s moral authority if the bishops didn’t roll over and do their bidding about everything.
Thank you for your other links which I look forward to reading. I do agree, though, that the Rod Liddle article alone is a good illustration of what might well be to come. It’s a wonder the politicians don’t worry about it.
I have now read the link on dhimmitude which I’d never heard of before. I will be able to use this as I’m perfectly sure none of my family or friends will have heard of it before and it may just open their eyes. Thank you so much for your help.
MM, thank you so much for those kind posts and especially for reading the links which I hope you will indeed find useful. There is so much easily-verifiable stuff out there on the internet, but so many people just react to them with knee-jerk accusations of ‘hate’, ‘racist’, ‘Islamophobia’, etc., which then allows them to ignore what is staring them in the face. It is frustrating, to put it mildly, for those of us who live only a few miles away from the realities of Muslim occupation to watch while street after street of houses built in the mill-towns of Industrial Revolution Lancashire and Yorkshire are asorbed into the growing Muslim ghettoes and scenes of ‘white flight’.
Second letter to Jorge Nuno Mayer, Caritas, and Jean-Marie Carriere, JRS. 23 June 2016
“Thank you for your response. I am sorry for the delay in answering. I wanted to consider the points in depth. I have consulted a number of other Catholics, wiser than myself, and can find no support for your approach. Please note that I am concerned here on the specific point of admitting moslems into Europe, not about the good work that you do in other areas.
However, you do not answer my points which I will recap and detail.
The majority of incomers masquerading as refugees are neither “in need”, nor “beaten”. They have willingly embarked on a journey of some hardship in search of a better life at our expense. Why did they not come by scheduled passenger air service which would have been at lesser cost than a passage via a smuggler?
Given that you give prominence to your request for family reunification are you suggesting that sending a single member of a family to Europe is a valid trigger for admitting unlimited members of the same family?
Do you not think that family reunification would be better served by repatriating the young men?
How may their damaged countries be improved if you assist in the removal of the young and most energetic people of that country, i.e. the young men of military age?
Do you not accept that these young men must be considered as an advance wave of a moslem invasion?
Are you comfortable with the real prospect of Europe being controlled by moslems with the concomitant introduction of sharia law in place of both British Law and laws derived from the Code Napoleon as we have now?
How do you suggest that the Catholic Church may survive in the Caliphate?
Have you given regard to the evidence available in some newspapers, some websites and certainly and very clearly on Youtube that these people have no intention of integrating into even the most basic of European behaviour?
Many of the second and third generation immigrants in the UK are the cohort from which many terrorists have sprung;
This was also the case in respect of the recent outrages in Brussels and Paris.
From where do you receive your funding? I can find no link to your Financial Reports. Can you direct me to this information, please?
Is it the case that you receive funding in respect of your work with migrants who are heading to Europe, or who have arrived in Europe? If so, please advise me of the amount of this funding, both received and planned in the future.
Will you take a share of personal responsibility for any crimes or damage caused by any of those whom you sponsor to enter Europe?
I await a response.
Thank you Andrew for copying your excellent letters here. That second video is terrifying and I fear that nothing we can now do of ourselves will save us, for as these Muslims have well unerstood, and boasted here, the demographics are irreversible – the result of the sins of a few contracepting generations.
Prayer to Royal St Joseph for the restoration of England, Mary’s Dowry
Royal St Joseph, chosen by God the Father to be His Son’s earthly Father. Look down upon England, Mary’s Dowry. See the House of Nazareth is broken.
Do not look upon this poor sinner and turn away, but through your most powerful intercession, take your heavenly tools and rebuild your Spouse’s House and give it back to Her more resplendent than it was before.
Restore to the Mother of God what is rightfully Hers, so England may once again be a light to the Nations, where Christ the King reigns over us, and His Mother is seated at His right Hand as Our Immaculate Queen.
Glory Be. O Christ the King, reign over us.
Glory Be. O Mary, Immaculate Queen, intercede for us.
Glory Be. O Royal St Joseph, hear us through our Guardian Angel. Amen.
With ecclesiastical approval.
I’ve now launched a thread on the EU vote to leave the UK, using your prayer as the inspiration for our discussion. I suggest bloggers now comment on the reality of the EU vote on the new thread here
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