On Sunday, a Belgian priest was stabbed in his own home after refusing to give a Muslim asylum seeker money. “Father Jos Vanderlee, a 65-year-old priest in the north east Belgian town of Lanaken, was rushed to hospital with hand and tendon injuries,” reports The Telegraph. “He is expected to make a full recovery.
It wasn’t as if the priest turned the Muslim migrant away entirely. When the asylum seeker showed up at his doorstep, Father Vanderlee generously allowed the man inside his home and let him take a shower, the Muslim man decided to take full advantage of his charitable host, asking the priest for money. The priest refused and it was then that the asylum seeker began stabbing the the 65-year-old priest without mercy.
Belgian officials are already playing damage control in an attempt to pull attention away from the attacker’s religious background. “Despite the fact that we are shocked, we must stress that this incident can not be linked to terrorist acts at this stage of the investigation,” stated mayor of Lanaken, Marino Keulen.
The Muslim attacker allegedly attempted to seek asylum in the Netherlands but ultimately settled on the city of Lanaken on the edge of Belgium’s border with the Netherlands.
This comes as Europe works to impose the virtues of tolerance and multiculturalism on a stubbornly resistant Muslim immigrant population. For many Muslim migrants, including the two men who slaughtered the Catholic priest in Normandy after forcing him to kneel at the altar in his own church, Islam is still entangled in a millennia-old civilizational struggle with Christianity as well as the vibrant societies that Judeo-Christian values have successfully produced.
For these religious fanatics, the Crusades never ended. Jerusalem is still up for grabs and all Jews and Christians, whether they’re newborn infants or fighting age soldiers, remain enemy targets.
Hearkening back to the early days of Islamic conquest, these men, many of whom have found their way into Europe thanks to the European Union’s suicidal refugee absorption policies, are hell-bent on taking out the visible vanguards of Christian life, i.e. priests.
While ignorantly liberal European bureaucrats struggle to assign nonsensical explanations to the rise in refugee-initiated terrorist attacks, sober-minded observers know that this is religious warfare, one in which a staunchly devout enemy is taking advantage of the complacency of a willfully blind Europe.