Apparently, some Catholic churches in Belgium are being used as hostels for Islamic immigrants. Don't have a problem with the church helping those in need, of course... but, when those being helped end up transforming your Church into a mosque, perhaps they've gone a bit too far?
Allah Takes Over Church
From the desk of Paul Belien on Sun, 2006-05-07 11:40
The Belgian Bishops have opened their churches to illegal immigrants in order to pressurize the Belgian authorities to allow the immigrants to stay in the country.
Most of the immigrant squatters in the churches are Muslims. They display banners in the church showing the name of Allah (picture taken in the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Brussels).
The Belgian Bishops are so ignorant that they do not see what is going on: their churches are being turned into mosques before their very eyes.
The Muslim squatters hold Islamic prayer services in the church. The altar has been moved and the statue of Our Lady covered by a cloth to hide her from the eyes of the Muslim believers.
The squatters are living in the churches. "Church occupations" by illegal immigrants have been going on for a number of years in Belgium. They are not really "occupations" because the Bishops condone the actions and actively support them. Chris Gillibrand visited a number of Brussels churches to take these pictures.
Check out the site to see the pictures for yourself.
But, then again... perhaps the Bishop is just happy to have someone in his Church for a change. If the Europeans won't attend Church, perhaps he has little alternative.
ARC: St Wendeler