India: Bishop decries ‘love jihad’ and ‘drug jihad,’ ‘In the eyes of a jihadi, non-Muslims are to be destroyed’ By Robert Spencer
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt
Jihad Watch : Pope Francis has said,
contrary to all the facts of the case, that “authentic Islam and the
proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” Will
he rebuke Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt? Stay tuned. “Bishop Attacks ‘Drug Jihad’ Against Catholics,” by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, September 10, 2021:
KERALA, India (ChurchMilitant.com) – A senior Syro-Malabar bishop has broken ranks with Pope Francis and the Indian Catholic hierarchy to confront the “narcotics and love jihad” being waged by Islamic extremists against Catholics in the southern state of Kerala.
Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt triggered a nationwide controversy after
his Wednesday sermon warning against Muslim jihadis who use drugs and
sex to groom and lure Catholic girls into Islam. The Syro-Malabar bishop was addressing a congregation at the famous archiepiscopal Marth Mariam Pilgrim Church in
Kuravilangad, Kottayam district — a Marian pilgrim center that claims
to date back to A.D. 105 and is steeped in the ancient Syriac tradition.
“From a tender age, girls are being targeted by jihadi groups getting
them addicted to drugs,” Kallarangatt preached. “Drug jihad has become a
reality, and youngsters from non-Muslim communities are being trapped
and becoming slaves of such banned substances.” “The growing drug abuse cases in the state point in this direction.
Such people operate out of restaurants, ice cream parlors and juice bars
run by hardcore jihadis. This is validated by rave parties in Kerala
and those who are caught for organizing them,” the bishop said.
“In the eyes of a jihadi, non-Muslims are meant to be destroyed,”
Kallarangatt preached. “When the intention is to spread Islam and
annihilate non-Muslims, two widely discussed methods are ‘love jihad’
and ‘narcotics jihad.'” “There is a section of people who want to establish that no such
thing exists in our society today. They are trying to conceal the truth
and reality,” the bishop added.
Robert Spencer Weighs In
In comments to Church Militant, renowned Islamic scholar Robert
Spencer explained that “the use of drugs to conduct and finance jihad is
long-established and has been going on for decades.”
“Before its first regime was toppled, the Taliban spoke of using
opium to raise money and excused the practice since they weren’t selling
drugs to Muslims, but only to non-Muslims,” Spencer, author of The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS noted.
“Kallarangatt speaks the truth, the truth that Pope Francis and so
many others refuse to face. If Bp. Joseph were pope, the Church would
have a more coherent and realistic approach to an ongoing and growing
threat,” the academic added.
Addressing the issue of “love jihad,” Spencer elaborated:
It is likewise courageous of Bp. Joseph to speak out
about the phenomenon of “love jihad,” which has victimized untold
numbers of Christian women and girls, and Hindu and Sikh women and girls
as well. In these cases, a Muslim woos and marries a non-Muslim,
usually has children whom he raises Muslim and discards or even
brutalizes the non-Muslim wife. It’s a means to increase the Islamic
community at the expense of the non-Muslim communities.
Bishop Kallarangatt also accused jihadis of trapping and brainwashing
girls from other religions, converting them and sending them to
terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
“Nowadays, Christian girls are largely
becoming victims of such traps,” he pointed out….