Thursday, May 10, 2007


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

This is disgusting to the core. Nevertheless, it is happening as I type.

The crucifix is taken down from Milan’s leading obstetric hospital. Jesus is offensive to Muslim patients who frequent the hospital.

Jesus told His own during His three-year public ministry that the world hates Him. Therefore, He warned His grace children that they too would be hated. “He came unto His own. His own received Him not.”

The hatred continues to this day. Further, the more Muslims move into non-Muslim environs the more they get their way. Why? It makes no sense. But there are weak-hearted non-Muslims who think they must give in to the Allah devotees. Where will it all stop?

According to m&c news: “Milan’s leading obstetric hospital was replacing its crucifixes with images of the Virgin Mary to avoid offending a growing number of Muslim patients, reports said Wednesday.

“’Our wards have become multiethnic. We want to respect all religions and avoid any form of discrimination. That is why we have decided to replace the crucifix with the image of the Madonna, which is also appreciated by Muslim women,’ daily La Repubblica quoted Mangiagalli’s medical director, Basilio Tiso, as saying Wednesday.

“Some 7,000 women give birth at the Mangiagalli each year. Of these, about 30 per cent are foreign immigrants, many of whom are not Catholic.

“The head of Milan’s Viale Jenner Islamic centre, Abdelhamid Shaari, welcomed the move, saying Mary was a figure that was also revered by Muslims. ‘This is certainly a sign of respect for our religion that we greatly appreciate. But a white wall would have been even better. Italy is a secular state and children are angels in any religion,’ Shaari told La Repubblica.”

One can be certain that a non-Muslim living or traveling in a Muslim country would never have half a chance to applaud the removal of anything Islamic. Never. Whatever is there in a Muslim country that represents Islam will remain. It will not be removed.

But in Milan obviously the faint hearted cannot maintain their allegiance to the Savior of the world who sacrificed His own sinless body for the salvation of the repentant. The demons must rejoice.

“The representation of the cross on which Jesus died has become the subject of a heated debate in Italy in recent years as Muslim groups and non-Christians seek its removal from the walls of public buildings.

“Although church and state are officially separated in Italy, a 1923 regulation issued during Benito Mussolini’s Fascist rule and never repealed states that a symbol of the crucifix should hang in every classroom and courtroom in the country.

“Officials at the Mangiagalli hospital plan to replace all crucifixes within the next few months. However, patients will still be able to have a crucifix hanging in their room if they ask for one.”

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