Islam’s influence is now global PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 January 2016 14:49

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

A phenomenon is happening worldwide. Islam religion with 1.7 billion (from the internet) believers worldwide from across all the continents of the world, except in Vatican, seat of equally influential catholic religion, is now flexing its influence to foreign governments and nations. Foreign policies are revised and expanded and made flexible to accommodate Islam’s hardline stand, like the problem of millions of Muslim refugees in Europe mostly from the Middle East. Even their national laws are amended to qualify the entry of refugees at the expense of their citizens right and security, to free their nations from turmoil and unwanted breach of their peace. This fear of unwanted turmoil has happened many times in Europe,  in the many bombings in their peaceful communities and busy commercial centers that has caused the loss of hundreds of precious innocent lives of their citizens.

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Not only Europe’s foreign policies are influenced by Islam but even their national culture is modified to accommodate Islam beliefs. Take the case of the Italian Culture of Arts, where naked human sculptures and paintings are fully covered and hidden to satisfy the comment of Islamic Iran, that it is against the beliefs of Islam where it is “Haram” to portray a naked human being for public consumption whether live or even as an expression in the Arts.This is an invasion to western privacy.

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In the United States, a nation built by many cultures whose citizens are a conglomeration of the different peoples of the world, has lately succumbed to the pressures of rslam Religion by abolishing morning prayers to start their day of learning in their State sponsored (government) secondary schools, in he name of equality and fairness. to accommodate Islam students enrolled in government schools, except of-course in sectarian schools run by Christian religious orders.

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In the Philippines, the world’s third biggest Catholic nation, even schools run by catholic religious orders not only succumbed to Islams hard line beliefs but even went beyond by providing a room where Islam students can go and pray and loosen up their school policies on school uniform by allowing Muslim females to wear their “hijab” differentiating them from Christian female students. The Ateneo De Zamboanga University (ADZU) and the Pilar College are two religious schools that are now acting like non-sectarian schools in the name of industrial peace and equality.

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The Philippine government also provided a national office purely to cater to the needs of Filipino Muslims throughout the country, funded and subsidized by the Philippine government and whose offices are spread throughout the country, from Luzon to Visayas and Mindanao and the law called the office as National Commission for Muslim Filipinos, this is in the name of equality and fairness. The irony is, the Philippine government is going astray with her benevolence by influencing Congress to approve a Law that gives Muslim Filipinos their exclusive territory for self governance and fiscal autonomy.

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Scoop: When shall the Philippine Government create an office for the Chinese Filipinos who also number over a million Filipino-Chinese (FilChi) throughout the country? Perhaps some legislators must study this matter to stop Chinese aggression in the South Philippine seas. Between Islam and Chinese influences, the difference is the same. Agree or disagree but I am no racist, just telling the truth.