Raffaele Carcano has a great moment (below, in Italian) when he notes that, in Pakistan, a Christian may be put to death for “offending” Islam. How might that sit with Italy’s defenders of the faith? After all, it’s a question of tradition.
By the logic of yesterday’s decision, why not return to outright proselytizing, forced masses, or kidnapping children from non-Catholic families? Why stop at the presence of the crucifix? Hell, let’s make a quantum leap back to the dark ages, dust off the iron maidens and fill those torture chambers. Because that’s the direction Europe is now pointing in.
It’s been a dark week here in the European Union.
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Marc. I’m now reading that Judge Tosti was sentenced to seven months in jail for refusing to work under the crucifix. http://www.iheu.org/node/1902 but this news is from February 2. What’s the latest on this? Is Judge Tosti in jail now? Is it time to picket Italian consulates around the world?
As far as I know, he has done no time. It’s an absolutely horrendous thing, though, and deserves international attention – especially in light of the recent decision from Strasbourg. This is emphatically a question of human rights infringement.