Monday, January 9, 2017

Cardinal Cupich, the "sex jihad" and "crushing the skulls of infidels"

At Holy Name Cathedral yesterday, to kick off National Immigration Week, Cardinal Blase Cupich had two "migrants" speak from the altar.   

One of them was the Syrian Muslim, Feras Shawesh.

Who is Feras Shawesh? According to the news accounts, he's a Syrian medical professional who was earnestly studying medical textbooks as the bombs were falling in Syria. He came to the United States with his wife, Rehab Alkadi for a better life.

She's the one on the left.

From his Facebook page, we know that Shawesh is also an adherent of the Muslim cleric, Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, who has a substantial following in the Islamic world for his unapologetic opinions. The first video link (there are a number of them) is only three links down.
Arifi is a well-known Muslim advocate of the classical Koranic theory on wife beating (yes, but only if the face is left unblemished) and a proponent of Western Muslims joining the jihad in Syria and Iraq. Indeed, he once said this about the jihad:
Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.
He also somewhat famously issued a fatwa in support of the "sex jihad" - Muslim woman offering their sexual services to jihad fighters in the interests of...well, you know, to make them more comfortable in their jihad. For these reasons and others, Arifi has been banned from entering Britain and Switzerland. In addition, he's been in trouble with various Arab governments for supporting terrorism and subversion in Egypt, among other places.

He's also against Valentine's Day and doesn't like children's cartoons.

Shawesh has other links on his Facebook page. There's a map, featuring the towns and cities of Israel and environs, where all the Hebrew names have been replaced by Arabic names. There's a link, talking about a Zionist plot to blow up the Kaaba stone in Mecca. And so on. To be fair, there is also more "moderate" Muslim material - pictures of bombing victims in Syria, a plea to end the culture of "hate" in Lebanon, advice on how to best celebrate Muslim holidays - along with pictures of kids, snowmen and medical devices.

Also to be fair, Sheikh Arifi is popular enough that I'm sure many other "migrants" have links to his videos.

Which is of course part of the problem.

Is all this guilt by association?

By way of an answer, let me mention that Cupich advocated expelling a group of young-women from Catholic high-school for merely being part of a social media conversation where the N-word was used (only one woman actually used the word) during a private exchange about Black Lives Matter.

"Racism is a sin and has no place in the Church."

Shawesh uses social media to share videos of Islamic hate preachers. And he speaks from the altar of Cupich's church.

Is Cupich aware of Shawesh's views or links?

Who knows.

Does he care?

Of course not.

Cupich cozies up to those who may be part of the extremist Muslim milieux without asking any questions. The Cardinal claims to have "liberal" concerns for homosexuals, women and so on, while at the same time giving his support to people and views that oppress them. Because...

Well, because he doesn't really give one flying freak about, say, homosexuals or women. He cares only about himself and his "liberal" reputation, which for somewhat arbitrary and random contemporary reasons means cozying up to Islam, including, say, that part of Islam that views women as chattel whose sexual "services" may be productively utilized by jihadis.

I'm sure even Arifi wouldn't grant homosexuals that role.

But back to Cupich. Cupich is a fake. If he were a true liberal in the old sense - one who honestly wanted to promote the alleged humanist rights of people against the alleged "conservatism" of the traditional Church, that would be one thing. At least it would be honest, in its way.

But Cupich is not honest. He says he wants more altar girls. He also is perfectly happy (or so it would seem) that hundreds of millions of Muslim woman live in brutal subjugation to their husbands, their religious figures and (in much off the Muslim world) their governments.

Mrs. Alkadi is the one on the left. You can see a bit of her hand and part of her face.

Faithful Catholics know that Cupich isn't really a Catholic. But he also isn't really a humanist, even in the "liberal" sense.

He's only interested in self-aggrandizement and power. 


  1. Trads recognise enemy uniforms

    1. Hey, wait a minute, Soupy! Wasn't that high school kid who typed the N word following her conscience? I thought you were cool with that.

  2. The only people who care about Cupich are me and thee. We have yet to discover a downside for being a traitor, the usual responses being illegal these days. So Yay for Cupich. He's following the party line and will garner praise and promotion. The West is determined to commit suicide, and we can't take away guns, and ropes, and razor blades as fast as Cupich and crew can hand them out.

    1. Yeah. He's gone from being a smaller-city bishop to getting a cardinal's hat in, what, less than three years? That's quite an achievement, to give credit where credit is due. I would go so far as to say that he has taken advantage of the Francis pontificate better than any other.

    2. So fitting that his meteoric "rise"(ie fall) finds him in Wales, or rather, Holy Name Cathedral. I went to Quigley North across the street in the 60s, so I know that church. I revisited it when in town some years ago to see how Bernardin had wreckovated it, perhaps, in Kairos time, for the arrival of the current charlatan.

    3. Would that Cardinal George could have stepped down a couple years earlier. But then Cupich would simply have been airdropped into some other notable archdiocese.

  3. Gross. Stooges, the lot of them.

  4. It is getting harder and harder to belong to the same church that fosters and advances such repugnant specimens as this smarmy exhibit. I admit it, it is getting harder to do. I want to put as much daylight between my life and this person, or type of person, as I possibly can. A stinking liberal, stinking up our church with leftist ideas is one thing, but a traitor, willing to turn the other way while Muslims, of all groups, are invited in to commit violence and mayhem, spilling the blood of the same people who fill his church and put monies in his coffers, it is disgusting, almost beyond what can be borne.
    There is nothing worse than these churchmen putting their flock in harm's way by saving their own arses. It is VILE.

    1. Kathleen, your comments pull at my heart. This whole scandal in our Church is nearly unbearable. I pray for strength for all of us!

  5. When it comes to Islam, Francis is hatching the egg that JPII laid. "The Great One" was the pope who began the appeasement of Islam full force, as part of his borderline-syncretic ecumenism and his attempt to forge an alliance with Islam against the secular West.

    It's about time that Catholics owe far more to the secular West than they ever did to Islam.

    1. gotta tell you Joseph, I don't always agree with you, but in this case (and in that article) you are spot-on!

  6. All I know is I don't attend and would not attend his Masses. They would be NOT in my best interest and what he has done is contrary to Holy Mother Church and it's Magisterium. I thank God everyday for the TLM and FSSP and all other Priests that are going back to where we came. Using much discernment, I have found my way. I read this reluctantly. Pray for our Priests who are following God's word and is true to the Church. God help us and have mercy on us and the infiltration of evil.

  7. This is what happens when the devil takes over your life. You are unable to recognize reality because it is filtered through your false sensibilities, e.g, Blaise Cupich, Pope Francis, etc.

  8. during the United Nations' 1994 conference on population and development in Cairo, he Vatican voted along with Iran, Libya and Sudan—three of the world's most repressive regimes—to deny funding for health programs involving abortion and contraception.

    This is the silliest "argument" I have ever seen. In fact, it's stupid, not just silly.

    The rest of your examples have some merit.

    1. Why is it silly? It demonstrates how JPII was willing to forge an alliance with Islam to fight against secularism. Don't forget that, at the time, Libya, Iran and Sudan all claimed to be operating under Islamic principles of governance. One doesn't have to support contraception to see that.

    2. Are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that the Church should NOT have opposed birth control/abortion?

      C'mon. Tell me that you are just kidding. Please.

    3. No. I'm saying that the Vatican's choice to join the three regimes I mentioned reflects JPII's agenda of cooperating with Islam against secularism, as well as long-standing opposition to abortion and contraception. JPII's attitude toward the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, his public kissing of a Koran, his opposition to an Israeli-built wall designed to keep Palestinian terrorists from murdering Israeli citizens and his refusal to call the Palestinian Authority a "culture of death" when it actively indoctrinates its children to hate Israel and become suicide bombers also reflect his attitude of not wanting to jeopardize relations with Islam.

    4. Whatever, Joe.

      By the way, JPII was right about Iraq, too. Notice how many Catholics have been massacred after Bush/Obozo failed there? Notice that ISIS used Iraq as its first home?

      Notice that Bush/McCain Adventurism was soundly defeated in the recent election?

      OK, then. Just concentrate on all the Catholics massacred after Bush de-throned Saddam. That sure makes JPII into an idiot, right??

    5. I don't know why you and John McCain don't simply go to the Middle East and fight the enemy, Islam, right there, instead of committing OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN to a war that's been active for around 4,000 years.

      Yes, Islam is evil. We all know that. But the Kurds are not my problem and I am NOT going to apologize for that.

      The US already has permanent forces deployed in Korea, the Philippines, Japan, and Germany. This allows all of those folks to zero out their military budgets, of course, and makes the US the international Target Of Choice for ....well....damn near anyone.

      That's what you advocate? Then I repeat: put on a uniform and grab a rifle. IOW, put your butt on the line instead of in pixels.

    6. You're a funny man. First, you accuse me of supporting abortion and contraception merely for pointing out that the Vatican under JPII forged an alliance with three repressive Islamist regimes to deny funding for health programs that included abortion and contraception.

      Then you accuse me of wanting to put American children in harm's way by saying that it might have been a better idea to build a base in Iraq. BTW, how many Americans on the bases in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Germany have been murdered by terrorists, huh? A lot fewer than civilians who have been murdered by Muslim terrorists in this country, I can assure you.

      BTW, if you really care about Middle Eastern Christians, then what do you do with this statement:

      Bishops remembered how the late pope, "who ordinarily speaks about all topics," Guozo wrote in 2003, "had spread a veil of silence over the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries."

      That's a direct reference to JPII.

    7. One more thing, Dad29: If you believe that only those who serve or had served in the military have the credibility to address issues of foreign policy, are you willing to admit that priests have no credibility in offering marriage counseling because they cannot get married? That's exactly the same kind of logic.

    8. First, you accuse me of supporting abortion and contraception

      That's a lie

      how many Americans on the bases in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Germany have been murdered by terrorists,

      That's an inane question.

      Enjoy yourself, Joe.

    9. "how many Americans on the bases in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Germany have been murdered by terrorists,

      That's an inane question."

      No, it's not. It's the logical response to this statement you made:

      "The US already has permanent forces deployed in Korea, the Philippines, Japan, and Germany. This ... makes the US the international Target Of Choice for ....well....damn near anyone."

      One more thing: FDR never served a day in the military before becoming Assistant Secretary of the Navy, yet his Presidential leadership was critical to the Allies' success in WWII. Are you willing to demand that he should have volunteered for the armed forces if he was going to fight Nazi Germany and Militarist Japan?

      You really should realize the implications of your statements before you make them.

  9. It's true that some "conservative" Catholics used to advocate a sort of alliance with Islam as a way to combat secularism. You don't see that view so much anymore, as the true nature of Islam's "family values" has become clear to all who want to see.

  10. As a HNC parishioner, I can tell you that the administrative changes (wants all company men) Cupich has made are seemingly creating a STRONG backlash, in an area where it can really hurt - collections. This past Christmas collections at Mass are down over $50,000.00 and weekly donations (this info published in bulletin) are consistently down by thousands of dollars each week. It is very telling to me and it also tells me that I am not alone in my rejection of the Cardinal's theology and actions. HNC will survive this aberration, but he has the potential to cause much more harm to the faith and the faithful the longer Cupich is in charge.

  11. Don't know if you saw this yet or not....those filthy SOBs were doing their utter best to keep this unreported; and you know intelligence knew about it all in short order. God bless Judicial Watch....they do GREAT work.

  12. Everything points to these men absolutely hating the Catholic faith.


    It's a nice option for catholics