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    Austrian Cardinal Suggests Muslims Want 'Islamic Conquest of Europe'

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    An Austrian Cardinal has told a group of festival goers in Vienna that some Muslims "want to eradicate Christianity."

    Speaking at an event to commemorate Christian forces victory over the Ottomans 333 years ago, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn issued his warning at the "Holy Name of Mary" festival, suggesting that some Muslims wanted "an Islamic conquest of the Europe."

    ​According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the cardinal also said:

    "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at the end."

    Schonborn, tipped to become the next Pope, reportedly asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people who "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage."

    ​He said that some Christians already felt a sense of lost: "not only economically, but above all, in human and religious matters."

    The cardinal issued his warning during Austria's commemorations of the Battle of Vienna on the 11-12 September 1683, when 333 years ago Christian forces defeated 100,000 soldiers from the invading Ottoman Empire, under the command of Polish King John III Sobieski.

    ​Ottoman soldiers were said to be poised to capture Austria's capital Vienna, when Polish horsemen attacked them from behind, forcing the Turkish army to retreat.

    Today, tensions remain high once again between Turkey and Austria, after Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said he would do everything possible to prevent Turkey from joining the European Union.

    The event, where Christoph Schonborn issued his warning, was held at Vienna's Palais Ferstel and included a speech from Vienna's Vice-Mayor, Johann Gudenus and the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer.

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    • Zoanthropy
      The same as the muslim's have done in the M.East, time to wake up Europe.
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      marcanhalt
      They do. The last time there were this many Muslims in Europe, the Pope called for the Crusade to drive them back to Jerusalem and beyond. They were slave traders then and they still are today.
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      Athanasios
      It's happening, and it is almost completed. The Cardinal is correct.
      However, there are more involved in an unholy alliance :
      1) The US government, creating colored revolutions and causing mayhem in MENA and millions of Muslim migrants.
      2) The Gulf states governments, financing mosques and islamic schools all over Europe.
      3) The Soros Open Society Foundations, promoting Islam.
      4) The Israeli government, pushing for the migration of Muslims to Europe, while accepting no migrant in their country (not a single one).
      5) The Turkish government, offering free air tickets to Muslims from Africa to Turkey and then pushing them to Europe.
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