Italy: Land of Gourmet Food, Art, Wine, Opera and…the Muslim Brotherhood? It Might Not Be Far-Fetched
November 2, 2012
What’s more, while Italy’s stunning array of churches sit empty of worshipers, a new Islamic place of worship is established on the average of every 4 days.
When one thinks of Italy, the first images that come to mind exude all that harbors a lust for life: food that would break even the strictest dieter's willpower; art that has captured the face of heaven; wine from grapes crushed by Bacchus himself; opera that would make a hardened criminal weep. It is the land of Venice's Grand Canal, Rome's Colosseum, the Duomo in Firenze; of Beautiful cars and the best fashion houses in the world crafting garbs that would make even an average Joe look like he belonged on the Silver Screen. And of course, what would it all be without the people who inhabit this almost-mythical place, who've a passion for all of the above and then some?
Well, you won't have to imagine, as it could become a reality.
What if, in a mere 20 years, all that makes Italy, well, Italy, were to recede into the ether, cloaked in the darkness of a black burqa? And what if, in a couple of centuries, it becomes just another outpost of the global caliphate? It isn't the makings of a horror-version of the famed movie Roman Holiday, but rather the grim state of affairs currently facing the birthplace of Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo and yes, Enzo Ferrari.
As Italy's population ages and its birthrates decline, a new report by Israel National News' Giulio Meotti reveals that the Muslim Brotherhood's presence is growing exponentially in the country, and that even Italy's minister of education, Francesco Profumo, is calling for Islam to be taught in public schools alongside traditional curriculum.
What's more, secretary general of the Italian Episcopal Conference, Bishop Mariano Crociata, reportedly declared that the Vatican is in favor of building new mosques in Italy. European Bishops, too, met with Muslims in Turin to proclaim the need for the "progressive enculturation of Islam in Europe," according to the report.
According to Meotti, Antonio Golini - an author and leading demographer in Europe - maintains that "Italians will be extinct within the next 200 years" and that Italy is the first country in the entire world to experience a phenomenon dubbed, "the crossing-over," where the number of people over the age of 60 surpasses the number of people under the age of 20. To make matters worse, the number of births in Italy has now fallen behind the number of deaths each year since 1994.